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 Balint Groups
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Section One - Nuts & Bolts of Creating a Group
A Brief History and Introduction to Balint Group Process
Balint Group Process: An Introduction to Balint Work
Balint Groups and the Balint Method
Balint Groups: Definition and Users' Guide
Essential and Desirable Characteristics of a Balint Group
Essential Characteristics of Effective Balint Group Leadership
Some Random Thoughts About Balint Group Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Potholes
Leadership Roles - Task Maintenance
The Doctor, His Patient & The Illness - excerpts
Introducing & Integrating Reflective Practices in Medical Education

Section 2 - Effects and Outcome Studies
A Preliminary Investigation of Balint and Non-Balint Behavioral Medicine Training
Balint Groups as a Means to Increase Job Satisfaction & Prevent Burnout
Burnout, Psychological Skills & Empathy: Balint Training in Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents
Consultation Skills and the Work of Michael Balint
Integrating Intuition and Reasoning: How Balint Groups Can Help Medical Decision Making
The Possibilities of Patient-Centered Medicine
Helping Doctors Develop

Section 3 - Balint Groups Beyond Residency

Balint Groups for Therapists
Method for Collaborative Care Among Rural Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
A Role for Balint Groups in Medical Student Training
Is There a Place for Balint in Vocational Training?
Balint Groups to Address Countertransference & Burnout in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Section 4 - General Interest

Research on Balint Groups: A Literature Review
The Current Status of Balint Groups: A 10-yr Follow-up Study 1990-2000
STFM Annotated Balint Bibliography

 "Restoring the Core of Clinical Practice: What is a Balint group and how does it help?" by Laurel Milberg, PhD and Katherine Knowlton, PhD. Available in paperback or ebook. 

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, is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the therapeutic relationships between healing professionals and their clients/patients. The American Balint  Society is a member society of the International Balint Federation