Seattle Balint Group Intensive: A Concentrated Leadership Training
• Friday, January 12 - Sunday, January 14
• 9am-6pm, lunch provided
• Fees: before Nov 15, $900, after November 15, $975
• American Balint Society members receive a discount of $100
• Registration: https://tinyurl.com/mcyyrdux
The American Balint Society is offering this training for professionals who provide consultation to patients, clients, supervisees, and students. In other words, this training is for doctors, psychologists, counselors, mediators, supervisors and teachers.
Balint Groups are a structured format for small groups, 8-12 people, designed to improve the treatment alliance between a patient/client and a provider/clinician. Balint Groups increase providers’ overall understanding of and empathy for their clients, themselves and the clients' situations. A strong body of literature establishes the importance of the treatment alliance in both physical and mental health settings, showing better results for treatment when the alliance between patient and doctor is solid. And the empathy fostered by Balint work is foundational to psychotherapy.
This training will teach participants how to facilitate a Balint Group. At the same time, it is valuable for more than becoming a Balint Group Leader. It also offers an orientation to consultation/supervision that supports creating the relational connection from which effective doctoring/therapy arises.
Originally rooted in psychoanalysis and named after its creators, Michael and Enid Balint, the method is now used around the world in various settings and with multiple professional disciplines.
Accredited for 19.25 hours of CME/CE, participants will present cases as they learn to facilitate the Balint Group process. If you are supervising or precepting, we will focus on relationships with trainees/supervisees rather than patient care. No prior experience of Balint groups is required.
This Intensive is modeled closely on the internationally popular Balint Group Leadership Training created by the American Balint Society to prepare people to lead Balint groups. It will satisfy one requirement for those interested in becoming credentialed as leaders. It provides experiential learning of the method itself and deep review of its rationale and applicability to registrants' settings. We will explore how you can apply what you learn to your particular situation.
For further details, consult https://tinyurl.com/mcyyrdux
Faculty: All faculty are credentialed as leaders by the American Balint Society.
Conflict of interest declarations will be available at the training.
Katherine Knowlton, PhD
Robbie Sherman, MD
Kris Wheeler, MA