Taking the time to understand your relationships with clients. Whether they are a long-term client or a new client in crisis, these meetings explore how to better understand provider-client communications and our experiences with each other. Using the Balint method, we are given a forum to reflect on the provider-client-patient relationship and gain new perceptions of our relationship with clients during difficult or demanding situations.
A Balint group is a group of veterinary professionals who meet regularly to present cases in order to improve and to better understand the clinician-client-patient relationship. During these facilitated discussions, the group members uncover different and new perceptions about the client's and clinician’s feelings and their experiences with each other.