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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


TIZON, Jorge L. How to improve the integrative approach in clinicians (II): two descriptive samples of “Balint-type” reflection groups. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2020, vol.40, n.137, pp.15-32.  Epub Dec 28, 2020. ISSN 2340-2733.

Balint groups represented an important contribution to the training and continuous education of health personnel, and, in my opinion, of the personnel of all healthcare services. In this sense, "neoliberal" ideologies, policies and economies in the health care field propose another model of doctors and health care personnel attention and "training" (or rather deformation?). Its progressive advance is one of the fundamental explanations for the decline in the use of comprehensive training procedures, continuous training, and training for reparativity. In the previous work, a brief description of the diffusion and extension of "Balint type" groups, both nationally and internationally, as well as of their technical changes, was made. My current perspective is that "reflection groups", as training and contention systems for community personnel, continue to be a technique or tool that could provide important aid in clinical health and community care. Here, to contribute to its knowledge as directly as possible, two descriptive samples are included: a complete transcription of a session and a list of the topics and approximations made in different sessions of one of these groups.

Keywords : groups; mental health training; Balint groups; reflective practice groups; psychosomatics; liaison psychiatry; doctor-patient relationship.

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