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2018 Boston Balint Training Intensive
Reading Resources
Suggested Pre-conference Reading
Balint Groups: History, Aims and Methods
Essential and Desirable Characteristics of a Balint Group
Michael Balint's Group Approach: The Boston Balint Group
A Brief History and Introduction to Balint Group Process
Purpose of Balint Groups

Brief Review of Leadership Functions and Issues

Section One - Nuts & Bolts
Balint Group Process: An Introduction to Balint Work
Balint Groups and the Balint Method
Balint Groups and Personal and Professional Development Groups
Essential Characteristics of Effective Balint Group Leadership
The Family Physician as a Therapeutic Instrument
Some Random Thoughts About Balint Group Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Potholes
Consultation Skills and the Work of Michael Balint
The Doctor, His Patient & The Illness - excerpts
What to Expect as a Member of a Balint Group
ACGME Competencies and Balint Work

Section 2 - Effects and Outcome Studies
Appropriate training based on Balint groups can improve the empathic abilities of medical students: A Preliminary Study
A Preliminary Investigation of Balint and Non-Balint Behavioral Medicine Training
Balint Groups as a Means to Increase Job Satisfaction & Prevent Burnout
Balint Groups From the Perspective of a Teacher
Burnout, Psychological Skills & Empathy: Balint Training in Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents
Integrating Intuition and Reasoning: How Balint Groups Can Help Medical Decision Making
The Possibilities of Patient-Centered Medicine
Helping Doctors Develop
A Role for Balint Groups in Medical Student Training

Section 3 - Balint Groups Beyond Residency

Balint Groups for Therapists
Method for Collaborative Care Among Rural Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
A Role for Balint Groups in Medical Student Training
Is There a Place for Balint in Vocational Training?
Balint Groups to Address Countertransference & Burnout in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Driving Lessons

Section 4 - Trouble in the Group

Seeing the Patient Through an Opium Haze
Parenting and Balint Leadership: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Doctors
The Contagious Leader
Balinting Balint: The Resusitation of a Resident Balint Group

Section 5 - General Interest
The Legacy of Michael Balint
The Current Status of Balint Groups: A 10-yr Follow-up Study 1990-2000
STFM Annotated Balint Bibliography

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