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Training in Balint group leadership

The training of Balint group leaders is conducted in Greece under the auspices of the British Balint Society that provides the accreditation upon successful completion of training. The prospective group leaders are usually doctors and psychologists who have a considerable experience as group members (in an ongoing group or in Balint weekends and workshops) and have the desire to train as leaders. The training in leadership includes the co-leading of groups with an accredited leader, individual and group supervision and the participation of the trainees in theoretical seminars.

For more information on the training programme you can contact the Responsible person for training of the Hellenic Balint Groups, Mrs Lida Bitrou, at lbit@otenet.gr or by phone at 210 8016400.

2nd Pan-Hellenic Seminar of Psychosomatics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The 2nd Obstetric and Gynecological Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki organizes the 2nd Pan-hellenic seminar on Psychosomatics in Obstetrics and Gynecology on Saturday 11 June 2016 at the Porto Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki.

Among the speakers there will be Mrs Lida Bitrou, Balint group leader, who will give a talk with the title “Psychosomatic manifestations: Balint groups for their elaboration by the doctor”

For more information you can have a look at the seminar’s website.


Participation in the Balint weekend in Leeds (November 13-15, 2015)

The leader of the Hellenic Balint Groups, Mrs Lida Bitrou, took part in the Balint weekend that took place in Leeds UK. The participation of the group leader in the weekend was financed by the members of the groups giving her this way the opportunity to take part as a member in four groups of case presentations and one “fishbowl group” (demonstration group) as well as the projection of Jean Renoir’s black and white classical movie “Partie de Campagne” (A day in the country). At the dinner that was given in honor of the participants, the group leader had the chance to talk with her British colleagues and group leaders and exchange views and ideas about the function of Balint groups and the role of health professionals in the two countries.

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Balint group at the conference of the Scientific Society of Medical Students of Greece

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you that we will conduct a Balint group for medical students for the first time in Greece. The group will be conducted in the context of the conference that is organized by the Scientific Society of Medical Students of Greece and will take place on Monday 19 October 2015 at the amphitheatre of the Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital at 15:00. The conference’s title is “Me and my patient: on the path of a dynamic relationship” and is aimed at medical students, residents and doctors.

The group will be facilitated by Mrs Lida Bitrou and Dr Evgenia Karantoni.


Thank you to the International Balint Federation

We would like to send our thanks to the President of the International Balint Federation, Dr Don Nease, the Secretary Dr Paul Sacking and the members of the Board, as well as the President of the Medical Balint Society of France, Dr Jean-Daniel Gradeler, for the special participation fee they have provided for the members of the Greek group in order to facilitate their participation at the Balint International Congress that will take place in Metz, France on 5-9 September 2015.


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