During the 6th Ecumenical Social Week of October 3 a workshop for social workers was held on October 3, based on the methods ofthe Balint group. Psychologist,supervisor of social projects and programs Svitlana Belyaeva worked with the participants.

All interested had an opportunity to watch the training session, which was attended by representatives of social services. During the workshops, aspecific professional problemof social workers was discussed, and all participants by brainstorming tried to offer ways to solve it.

 

 

“A Balint group provides group training, which aims to improve the professionalism of experts and avoid emotional burnout due to the reduction of professional stress,” explained Svetlana Belyaeva, who isan experienced coach of Balint groups. Training involves creating an emotionally safe space and thus participants receive emotional support from colleagues.