7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern
Leaders facilitating the group: Connie Hixson, MD and Michael Floyd, EdD
Credentialed Leaders facilitating the group:
Connie Hixson, MD and Michael Floyd, EdD
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time/4:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time
Number of meetings and Dates:Eight (8) monthly meetings on the following Tuesdays: September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, 2023, and January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, 2024.
This Online Balint Group meets live by video conference for eight sessions which will allow each participant at least one chance to present a case. The format gives participants the chance to learn about what gets in the way of their having more meaningful relationships with patients and to discern authentic responses that will lessen those obstacles. Research validates the importance of empathetic relationships with patients in providing effective healthcare, and in what practitioners find most meaningful about their work. The Balint group’s case-based focus on alternative formulations rather than problem-solving makes it applicable to myriad situations and care settings. The Balint format also provides practice in the skills of accessing intuition and empathizing with others, and allows meaningful connection among practitioners of different disciplines who experience the importance of treatment alliances.
Suitable for those in active practice, including physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners and others. No prior Balint experience required.