Speakers

Albert Lichtenstein,

Clinical Psychologist, Guthrie Medical Group, Sayre Pennsylvania, USA.
Credentialed Leader, Approved Supervisor, Past President, Director of the Balint Group Leader Education Fellowship and Representative to the IBF.
American Balint Society.

Alice Polomeni,

Clinical psychologist with psychoanalytical training
Graduated from São Paulo University (Brazil), Paris VII University and École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France).
She works in Clinical hematology and cellular therapy service in Hôpitaux de Paris.
Member of the Medical Psychology and General Practice Departments in the Paris Est-Créteil University.
Teacher in Pierre et Marie Curie University and Paris 7 University.
Credited leader of the Societé Medical Balint and member of the administration council.

Allison K. Bickett, PhD

Director of Behavioral Medicine Education, Department of Family Medicine
Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Andre Matalon, MD

Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center,
Clalit Health Services and Tel Aviv University,
Israel

Andrew Elder, FRCGP DEd (Hon)

In Balint groups since 1972. Worked with Enid Balint from 1977 until her death in 1994.
Contribution to two books which arose out of research with Enid Balint – “While I’m here, Doctor” (1987) and “The Doctor, the Patient and The Group” (1993).
Consultant at the Tavistock Center in London and awarded an honorary doctorate in 2017.
Until recently a co-ordinator of the IBF leadership task force.

Andrew Leggett, MBBS, MPhil (UQ), PhD (Griffith), FRANZCP

Independent Member International Balint Federation
Senior Staff Specialist Psychiatrist
Wyong Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit
Central Coast Local Health District
New South Wales Health, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Anzhela Avagimyan,

FSAEI HE I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University)
Associate Professor, Chair of Nursing Management and Social Work, Faculty of Preventive Medicine
Medical Psychologist, No.1 N.A. Alekseyev Psychiatric Clinic, Moscow Health Department
President of the Balint Society in the City of Moscow, Russia
Armenian Balint Society President

Christian Linclau, MD

General Practitioner, member of CA Balint Belgium
Organizer of the Belgium Balint Spring Conference
Member of IBF task force
Walcourt, Belgium,

Christine Bechtel, M. A.

X4 Health
Washington, D.C. Metro Area
USA

Christopher Lawing,

Executive Vice-President
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Daniella Cohen,

Clinical Psychologist and organization consultant
Tel Aviv, Israel.

Donald Nease, Jr., MD

Green-Edelman Chair for Practice-Based Research
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Community | Dept. of Family Medicine
Director of Community Engagement & Research | Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Director for Practice Based Research | ACCORDS
President, International Balint Federation | 
balintinternational.com/
University of Colorado – Denver

Dorte Kjeldman, MD, PhD

Director of Studies,
Region JonKoping Lan,
Sweden.

Fernanda Jesuíno,

Graduated in Philosophy.
From 2002 onwards have been working both as single and with a co.leader in Balint Groups.
In 2016 she started supervision of Balint groups.

Frank Meumann, MB, BS, DRCOG, DCH, FRACGP, FACPsychMed

Grad Cert Med Ed – General Practitioner/Family Physician, Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand,
Hobart, Australia.

G. Kostyuk,

Chief Visiting Psychiatrist, Moscow Health Department,
Head Doctor, No.1 N.A. Alekseyev Psychiatric Clinic,
Moscow Health Department.

Hamish Wilson, MBChB, MGP

Associate Professor, Otago Medical School, University of Otago,
Dunedin,
New Zealand.

Heide Otten, MD

Medical school in Göttingen and Munich/Germany. Doctoral thesis: Max-Planck Institut for Psychiatry, Munich, 1972. Specialization as a GP and in Psychotherapy.  Working in private practice.
In Balint work since 1979. Balint group leader since 1987. Secretary of the German Balint Society from 1991 to 2013. President of the International Balint Federation from 2001 to 2007.
Vice-President of Ascona Foundation.
She wrote: “The theory and practice of Balint Group Work”, Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 2018; “Leading a Balint Group”, Psyllabus, Moscow, 2017; and papers about Balintwork in different journals.

Helena Galina Nielsen, MD

Specialist in Family Medicine,
Denmark

Jeffrey L Sternlieb, PhD

Meta Works, PC
Wyomissing, PA
USA

Jennifer Sweeney, M.A.

X4 Health
Washington, D.C. Metro Area
USA

Joy Humphreys,

Doctorate in Organization (Human Systems and Psychodynamics) RMIT
Organizational Consultant and Coach,
Balint Leader accredited with Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Melbourne, Australia.

Kathy Knowlton, PhD

President of American Balint Society
Seattle, WA, USA

Kris Wheeler, M.A.

Private Practice, Credentialed Leader of Balint Group, American Balint Society
Seattle, WA USA

Laurie Lovell-Simons, B Soc Stu Syd Uni, NSWIPP, PPAA, CCAFPAA, AASW

Psychoanalytic Pshychotherapist, Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Sydney, Australia.

Manuel M Sousa, MD

Senior Graduate General Practitioner.
Clinical Council of Health Centers in Espinho/Gaia
Chairman of the Portuguese Balint Association (APGB).

Mark Budow, MD

Clalit Health Services, Dan-Petach Tikva District
Family Medicine Department, Sackler School of Medicine,
Tel Aviv University,
Israel.

Mary N. Hall, MD

Senior Vice-President, Division of Medical Education
Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Matt Lewis, PhD

Atlanta, GA Metro Area
USA

May-Lill Johansen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of  Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,
UiT The Artic University of Norway, Tromso,
Norway.

N. Kasimovskaya,

FSAEI HE I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University  of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University)
Head of the Chair of Nursing Management and Social Work, Faculty of Preventive Medicine.

Philipp Herzog, MD

Private Practice for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Schwerin, Germany.
Deutsche Balint Gesellschaft (member; trainer and supervisor for Balint group leaders).

Raluca Soreanu,

Wellcome Trust Fellow in Medical Humanities, Birkbeck, London
Psychoanalyst, effective member of Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro

Sally Warmington, MBBS, PhD

Honorary Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health,
The University of Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia.

Shai Krontal, MD

Tel Avive, Israel.

Stanley Rabin, PhD

Soroka University Medical Center, Psychiatric Department,
Faculty of Health Sciences Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva,
Israel.

Yuval Shorer, MD

Soroka University Medical Center, Psychiatric Department,
Faculty of Health Sciences Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva,
Israel.