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Online AOD & Mental Health Balint Group

Tue 7th June @ 1:00 pm

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GPs with an interest in mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs (AOD), addiction specialists, and psychiatrists are invited to join an online Balint Group facilitated by a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has many years of experience running these groups.

About Balint Groups
Balint Groups seek to build a community of doctors who support and encourage each other in their work with patients. They are well known for helping clinicians reflect on their practice and discover new perspectives on clinical dilemmas, leading to increased work satisfaction, reduced burnout, and better outcomes for patients. For more information on Balint Groups click here.

To build group trust and cohesion we would like people to attend regularly, however you are also most welcome if you can only attend occasionally.

To join the group, please contact Pat at psimmonds@snhn.org.au

Tue 7th June

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Multiple Locations


Laurie Lovell-Simons, PPAA  NSWIPP  CCAFPAA  BSANZ(accred)  AASW(accred)  Tavistock IMP (Intl Member) is in private practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has over 40 years experience as a clinician, clinical supervisor and teacher, working with individuals, couples and groups, as well as consulting to organsations. As well as consulting from her rooms in St Leonards, she uses various on-line modalities to consult within Australia and internationally.

Her early professional life was in Social Work and gave her a diverse experience with infants and parents, adolescents and mental health patients in the public sector, and included many opportunities to develop small group leadership skills.

She has nearly 20 years experience of Balint group leadership, leadership training and supervision. She has led ongoing groups and intensive workshops with GPs, GP medical educators and supervisors with GP training bodies around Australia, other medical specialists and mental health clinicians, including those working with children and families, drug and alcohol, and forensic psychiatry. Some of these groups have been on-line. She has made over 10 visits to China to teach Balint group work at various major teaching hospitals and GP and oncology organisations.

She is a founding member and accredited leader, leader trainer and supervisor with the BSANZ (Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand). She is a founding honorary member of the Chinese Balint Federation.

Laurie is a member of the NSWIPP (NSW Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy), CCAFPAA (Couple, Child and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia). She is a senior supervisor and teacher with these organisations, holding many committee and chair of committee positions.

She is also an international member of Tavistock Relationships (UK), and an accredited mental health member of the AASW (Australian Association of Social Work).


GPs, addiction specialists, and psychiatrists.


Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.

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