What is a Balint Group?

Saturday Oct 28th, 2017

10 AM – 12 PM

Founded by psychoanalyst, Michael Balint, these groups have become an internationally valued method of case consultation. Balint groups unpack transference and countertransference dynamics in the treatment relationship non-intrusively. By speculating about both therapist and patient, participants reflect on potential somatic and affective phenomena. Our presentation will include direct experience with a Balint group followed by discussion about psychoanalytic implications.

Kris Wheeler


Kris Wheeler, M.A., is a psychoanalytically informed psychotherapist with special interest in creativity. She has been in private practice for more than thirty years. Kris  taught clinical theory and practice in COR’s certificate program in British Object Relations Psychotherapy (where she also served as co-director), Antioch University Seattle and through the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (where she served on the board including as president).  Her particular interest in creativity began with her first career, which was in dance, and extends to clinical work and the Balint group process. She became a credentialed leader of Balint groups in 2015.

Katherine Knowlton


Katherine Knowlton, PhD., retired in the fall of 2016 from a thirty-year practice in psychoanalytically informed individual therapy. She continues her work with Balint groups which she began in 1995 with the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency. Her current focus is to expand the practice of Balint group beyond medical education.  She offers a yearly Balint group through the Northwest Alliance with Kris Wheeler, an ongoing multi-specialty group at the Polyclinic, and others. She is currently President-elect of the American Balint Society.

All Meetings with be held at our COR Meeting Room 
2800 First Avenue, Suite 117, Seattle, WA 98121


Free to COR Members, $20 to Non-COR Members
2 CEU Credits Available for extra $10

Reduced fee memberships for new members will be available at the door for $35

Free parking is available – contact Christopher Owen at christopherowen@comcast.net  for information  

For questions, contact: 
Collin McFadden at (206) 697-2539  collinmcfadden@gmail.com
Christopher Owen at (206) 953-1073 christopherowen@comcast.net
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