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Celebrating collective wisdom: Balint Group starting in Fall 2021

Balint Group for case consultation: Supporting our healthcare providers to reconnect with their passion for healthcare, prevent burnout, and increase positive health outcomes for patients.

Attention Healthcare providers: Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counselors, MDs, NDs, DOs, PAs, Acupuncturists, Nurses, Nutritionists, and other healthcare providers.

Trevor Slocum, MA, LMHC and Margie Segress, MA, LMHC will be offering a multidisciplinary Balint group for doctors, psychotherapists, and healthcare providers.

We are forming a group of 10 clinician participants, who are currently healthcare providers and able to present cases. This series of groups will meet two Fridays of every month for 8 sessions via Zoom. The suggested cost is $200. We ask the clinicians interested to attend as many groups as they can, and the group can allow for some flexibility in attendance to accommodate for the realities of busy lives.

About Balint work: This case consultation method was invented to help primary care physicians "unstick" difficult relationships with patients. It works for medical and mental health professionals who understand the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship. Balint group work builds community and support for our professional selves as clinicians. This group is for clinicians that have reached a point in their practice where they are not looking for technical treatment advice. Instead of advice, the group works together to offer the clinician speculations and reflections about the relationship between the clinician and the patient. This enhances the clinician's capacity for empathy and opens the clinician to new ways of understanding and responding to their patients.

By gently and non-intrusively exploring the relational dynamics (transference and countertransference dynamics), Balint groups help cultivate your imaginative comprehension of the patient's whole experience, which in turn expands your creative options for engaging.

Group Size: This group will have up to 10 participants and will meet 8 times.

Where: We will meet virtually by Zoom. Details provided to registrants.

When: We will meet roughly every other week on Friday afternoons from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Pacific.

The dates are: Sept. 1st, Sept. 10th, Sept. 24th, Oct. 8th, Oct. 22nd, Nov.19th, Dec. 3rd, and Dec. 17th

Cost: The suggested cost is $200 for the set of 8 group sessions, but participants can pay what they can afford. The fee is due at the first group.

If you'd like to join us, let either of us know. Or be in touch if you have any questions at all.

Margie Segress, MA, LMHC    margiesegress@gmail.com              425-549-9560

Trevor Slocum, MA, LMHC    trevor@slocumcounseling.com          206-309-4224


Taking referrals?

I am interested in building a referral list and networking with other psychotherapists and health care providers in Seattle.  I believe a carefully thought through referral can make the healing process come to life.  If you are interested in being on my referral list, feel free to contact me.

I am especially interested in networking with holistic health providers, including but not limited to:

  • MD & doctors that are sexual-minority friendly
  • Naturopathic medical prodivers, NDs
  • Psychotherapeutically or psychoanalytically-oriented psychiatrists and ARNPs
  • Nurses and ARNPs
  • Neurologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Chinese medicine and Acupuncturists
  • Message and yoga therapists

contact: trevor@slocumcounseling.com    (206) 309-4224