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Member Society of the International Balint Federation

Dear Members and Friends of the Hellenic Society of Medical Psychology and Balint Groups, We have the pleasure to announce that on May, 22, 2021 our Society became a member of the International Balint Federation sealing this way our collaborative relationships with the “Balintian” international community that date from the formation of our first Balint group in Greece in 2012. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the members who have honoured us with their participation all these... Read More →

Dr. Mastrominas interview

Dr. Minas Mastrominas MD, PhD, obstetrician-gynecologist specialized in IVF and director of the assisted reproduction unit “Embryogenesis”, discusses with Lida Bitrou the psychological aspects of IVF and the doctor-patient relationship Let me begin our discussion by asking you which characteristics would you say should govern the relationship between the doctor and his patient. The doctor-patient relationship is generally characterized as a relationship of trust. If I could put a label on this relationship it would be “TRUST” in capital letters.... Read More →

Steve Crossman’s article presentation

Dr. Crossman’s article was published at the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, on July 20121. At the opening of his interesting article, Steve Crossman calls the reader to reflect on a number of questions related to the various, sometimes contradictory, feelings arise when doctors are faced with certain “difficult” cases throughout their practice. ““INVESTING IN EACH OTHER – BALINT GROUPS AND THE DOCTOR – PATIENT RELATIONSHIP”. Steve Crossman, MD Dr. Crossman’s article was published at the American Medical Association... Read More →

Participation in the online conference of the Maritime Hospital of Athens on October, 2, 2020

We will participate in the online conference of the Nautical Hospital of Athens entitled “Care for the patient in IVF” that will take place on 10th October 2020, where Mrs Lida Bitrou, clinical psychologist and accredited Balint group leader, will give a talk on the emotions in IVF treatment and their management in the therapeutic relationship by the clinician (doctor, nurse, midwife) in a way that is useful for the patient and her treatment, through the lens of the patient-centered... Read More →