Online Monthly Reflective Practice Balint Group
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

Would you like to experience more joy and satisfaction in your workplace relationships and also reduce your stress? The evidence from other medical contexts shows that this can be achieved by participating in a regular Reflective Practice using the Balint model. These groups are small (up to 10 people) and create a safe space where challenging or troubling encounters can be discussed. The focus is on the veterinarian–owner/client relationship, and facilitation is by 2 trained Balint leaders.

 Export to Your Calendar 18/08/2020 to 17/11/2020
When: 18 August - 17 November 2020
Where: Online via Zoom
New Zealand
Contact: Renske van den Brink

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

About the course

The group is 90 minutes by Zoom once a month. Two day/time combinations are available and you are invited to join for the remainder of 2020 with the option of continuing on an on-going basis.

Tuesday evenings at 7-8.30pm NZ time from August to November (18/8, 15/9, 20/10, 17/11) .The group leaders will be Cathy Warburton and Renske van den Brink.

Sunday afternoons at 4-5.30pm NZ time from August to November (13/9, 4/10, 1/11, 29/11). The group leaders will be Renske van den Brink and Prue Bonifant.

The cost will be $240 for the 4 sessions (which equates to $60 per session inc GST). This is a great way of experiencing the benefits that a monthly reflective practice group can bring you.

Learning outcomes


  1. Increase the capacity to process difficult encounters with animal owners and their families.
  2. Increase understanding of the Vet-client relationship, and also improve the capacity for rapport when things are not going well.
  3. Expand the understanding of own self care and create opportunities for support from colleagues..


Dr Renske van den Brink and Cathy Warburton (Melbourne Vet) - Tuesday evening group.
Dr Renske van den Brink and Prue Bonifant Sunday afternoon group.

Suitable for

  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Nurses
  • Large Animal Veterinary Technicians

CPD points

Each hour =1 CPD point


The cost will be $240 for the 4 sessions (which equates to $60 per session inc GST).

Website for registration