Understanding the emotional content of the doctor-patient relationship

Founded in 1969 for the study of the doctor-patient relationship, the UK Balint Society continues to promote and develop the legacy of psychoanalysts Michael and Enid Balint whose work and ideas remain at the heart of all that we do.

Having recently celebrated our 50th anniversary, we are pleased to report that the Society is in very good health. From its earliest beginnings in supporting the work of General Practitioners, we now bring together a diverse range of professional groupings, from health, social care, and beyond. During the Covid pandemic, the Society was quickly able to support and develop the transition to on-line working which has had unexpected benefits in enabling us to connect those working in far-flung or rural locations. 

We hope you find our new website useful and informative. Please get in touch if you have suggestions about how we might improve what we are already offering here. 

Enid and Michael Balint

Oxford Balint Weekend 2024

Balint and Fresh Perspectives

4th to the 6th October 2024

The Balint Society is extremely happy to invite you to our annual live event, the very longstanding Oxford Balint Weekend hosted at historic Corpus Christi College.

It is a great event as a first introduction to Balint work, to participate… Read More

For further detail and to book click HERE