About membership

Membership of the Society is open to individuals who are health professionals working with patients in health care settings.

Balint work is a form of reflective practice in a peer setting within a safe and confidential structure. The Balint Society is an organisation which supports and serves its members and trains accredited Balint group leaders, supervisors and leader trainers.

Members include general practitioners, medical specialists including psychiatrists, nurses, mental health nurses, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and others on application.

The primary purpose of the Society is to promote and advance research, study and training in the psychological aspects of health care and, in particular, clinical practice, with special reference to the clinician-patient relationship, and to disseminate this knowledge beyond the Society for the improvement of health care of the public at large.

Students in relevant disciplines are eligible for free membership until graduation.

Membership is required for people registering for the BSANZ workshops and for trainees enrolled on the Leadership Accreditation Pathway.


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Membership fees

2024 – 2025 Membership Fee

  • New Zealand Members – $NZ 250
  • Australian Members – $AU230
  1. Student membership is free until graduation.
  2. All membership applications require approval by the BalintANZ board.
  3. An acceptance letter will be emailed to the applicant once approval has been granted.