Template for Supervision reports

Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand

Template for supervision reports to the BSANZ Accreditation Committee


  1. Dates and number of sessions since the last six monthly report
  2. Comments about the supervisee’s progress and development in the following areas:
  • maintenance of appropriate boundaries for Balint group work
  • creation of a safe environment conducive to trust and learning
  • understanding of the importance of the clinical relationship
  • facilitation of group members to participate in the group
  • the development of the co-leader relationship
  • helping the group to avoid solutions and didactic teaching
  • protecting the presenter
  • awareness of group processes, unconscious factors and group development that can influence and affect the task of the group and its members
  • understanding and maintenance of the ‘Balint frame’
  • understanding and maintenance of confidentiality
  • facilitation of the work of the group, including speculation, themes, keeping the group focused on the doctor-patient relationship
  • ability to reflect on leadership skills, including the capacity to identify and critique his or her own contributions to the work and processes of the group
  • introduction of Balint group work to participants in a group for the first time, including the history of the Balint movement
  1. Other comments, ideas and suggestions that will encourage and facilitate the supervisee’s development, competence and creativity as a Balint group leader

Endorsed by the BSANZ board on 2 May 2017