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Welcome to The American Balint Society, 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.

Leadership Training

Denver Leadership Training Intensive

January 18-21, 2018


The Mile High City is home to the second largest performing arts center in the nation as well as seven professional sports teams. With dry, sunny days, Denver is an ideal winter conference destination!


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2018 Leadership Training Intensives

April 19-22, Portland, OR Event Details

October 11-14, Boston, MA

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What is a Balint group? What training do I need to lead one? How do I introduce it to my residents? 

Program Directors:

Why have a Balint group?  How much training will my group leaders need? 


Why participate in a Balint group after training?  

Residents/Graduate students:

Why join? Member Benefits are the same, but the cost is lower. 

Balint Online Group Now Forming

Kathy Knowlton and John Muench will be leading a Balint Online Group beginning January 9th. The group will meet every other Tuesday through April 17th.

Registration is open and space is limited!

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Upcoming Events

3rd National Meeting

3rd National Meeting of the American Balint Society

Healing Relationships: Challenges and Inspirations

July 26 - 28, 2018

The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Hotel Reservations   

The American Balint Society
presents the
Third Biennial Enid Balint Student/Resident Essay Contest

Topic: The Clinician-Patient Relationship - the therapeutic value of the clinical encounter

Contest open to all students and residents in the health care professions in the United States and Canada. 

Purpose: To encourage students and residents to reflect on their patient encounters, to inspire others in their caring relationships.

Entries due: December 31, 2017 Winners will be announced in early April, 2018.

Essay Contest Overview

Check our blog   Doctor-Patient Connections