Leading a Balint Group

Balint group leaders need knowledge about:

  • psychological processes in individuals and groups
  • clinical practice
  • the Balint method

Training generally involves some or all of the following:

  • substantial experience as a Balint group participant
  • working with an experienced leader as co-leader
  • supervision
  • attending leadership workshops
  • training in psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy or group psychotherapy
  • reading

There is a formal Balint Group Leader Accreditation Programme in Australia and New Zealand provided by the Society.