"At the center of medicine there is always a human relationship between a patient and a doctor."
ABS Organizational Structure
The American Balint Society is a volunteer-led organization wherein the Council governs all aspects of its work and various committees are tasked with specific functions. We strive for a Council and committee membership that represents the diversity of practitioners and disciplines who utilize Balint groups.
The committees do the heavy lifting of planning events and intensives, overseeing leadership training, compiling scholarly research, membership engagement, and maintaining an historical archive. The ABS Organizational Chart provides information on which committees may be open to new members if you are interested in getting involved.
Members of the Council are elected by the membership. They serve two year terms and may be re-elected or fulfill different roles over time. Term limits apply to all roles on the Council to ensure healthy revitalization. Click on an image to learn more about that individual.