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"Empathy is the single most important quality that we need in our leaders."
Evelyna Christina Wever-Cross, Prime Minister of Aruba

Training Opportunities

The American Balint Society strives to develop & support professionals who lead or are members of Balint groups. The entry-point for leader training with the American Balint Society is attendance at an intensive, which is a prerequisite for entering the Credentialing pathway and Balint Group Leader Education Fellowship

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Balint Group Leadership Training

The ABS offers leadership training Intensives as an important stepping stone toward developing and improving one's Balint leadership skills, and as a formal requirement for further Balint training. Intensives provide AAFP CME, APA CE, and NASW CEU and are offered in two formats.

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Balint Group Leader Education Fellowship

The year long Balint Group leader Education Fellowship (BGLEF) is a distance learning program providing in depth education about the Balint group method and cultivating a good basic level of leadership skill. Fellows participate in monthly meetings from their home site using videoconferencing. Completion of the BGLEF may take the place of up to 1/3 of the supervision sessions required for Balint Credentialed Leader Training.

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Benched seating area in garden

Balint Credentialed Leader Training

Becoming a credentialed leader involves working directly with a supervisor and training in Balint Group work over a two-year period. During this time the candidate will have regular supervision to review the process of their Balint group. Attendance at a minimum of three Balint Leadership Training Intensives is also a requirement of the training.

Candidates who have completed the credentialing process have found it very rewarding. We are proud of our credentialed leaders and the work they do towards training professionals. We hope you will consider embarking on this journey!

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