Participants should be clinically active and willing to present one of their cases.
Because group cohesiveness affects participants' experience of the course, registrants are asked to commit to attending all sessions and to attending each session in its entirety.
Balint group work can sometimes stir up strong feelings. Prospective registrants who are experiencing a particularly vulnerable period in their lives may want to consider participating in this activity at a later date.
1.) Identify aspects of challenging practitioner/client relationships which impact their practices.
2.) Define what experiences for the practitioner can be improved through the use of a Balint group.
3.) Differentiate between reactivity and authentic responsiveness in the practitioner/patient relationship.
4.) Identify language that minimizes or detracts from the individuality of the “other”.
5.) Formulate different options for handling challenging patient encounters.
6.) Describe the usefulness of the group process for members as well as case presenters.
7.) Define the relational impact of the work of identifying with a patient.
8.) Contrast Balint group work with conventional case consultation and discuss the applicability of each.