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Balint Online Groups
Balint Online: Decreasing isolation through peer consultation
Balint Online groups are led by ABS Credentialed Leaders and are open to members as well as non-members both nationally and internationally. As live, face-to-face activities, they may offer Category 1 CME through AAFP and APA-approved CE for psychologists.

Kathy Knowlton, PhD, and Dave Schneider, MD, will be leading a bi-monthly group on Tuesdays at 8:30PM Eastern beginning January 19, 2021.Complete Details

Kathy Knowlton, PhD, and Goldie Alfasi, PhD, will be leading a bi-monthly group on Tuesdays at 8PM Eastern beginning January 12, 2021. Complete Details

Albert Lichtenstein, PhD, and Lisa Buck, MD, will be leading a monthly group on Tuesdays at 7PM Eastern beginning February 9, 2021. Complete Details


Short-term Online Balint Groups

Given the restrictions and heightened emotions from the COVID- 19 pandemic the American Balint Society is offering free short-term online Balint groups. These groups will meet every other week for four sessions, and will be structured to have a check-in at the beginning, classic Balint, and a check-in at the end. In that way the group can facilitate connection, support, and use the Balint method.

Karen Carlson, MD, and Kathy Ulman, PhD, will be leading a group on Wednesdays at 8PM Eastern beginning January 6th. More Info


Leadership Project


This special project is available to ABS members as well as non-members who have been to at least one intensive and are now leading virtually. The project will utilize the 1.5 hour Intensives format of doing a Balint group and following that with reflection on the leadership of the group. There will be opportunities for group members to lead. After four of these, every other week, the group will meet for a final 1.5 hour session to address the experience and the issues raised by virtual leadership training. Faculty for the Intensive-style sessions (no, it's not "a full intensive" for training purposes) will be Eran Metzger, MD and Kathy Knowlton, PhD. Faculty leading the final session will be Jeff Sternlieb, PhD. This group will meet Wednesdays 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24 and 3/10. Sessions will start at 8PM Eastern/5:00PM Pacific time.Registration Details

 "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 Order Now


The American Balint Society
, 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