In the groups, psychoanalysts encountered medical doctors to discuss the latter’s difficulties with their patients. This encounter has unexplored consequences for the understanding of illness and the formation of medical doctors.
I propose a multi-method social history of “Balint groups” and I ask two questions:
The project has four dimensions of research:
The project relies on archival research and brings to light the novel material contained in the Balint Archive, held by the British Psychoanalytical Society since 2014.