The meaning of Balint's 'mutual investment company': A family physician's analysis of ten years caring for a family

Andre Matalon, Aviva Mazor

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Abstract

A long-term doctor-family relationship is described through Balint's construct of the 'mutual investment company,' and integrated with Engel's biopsychosocial model. The family physician's insights, feelings, and self- awareness during the ten years in which he accompanied this family become an important source for an understanding of the family system. The mutual growth of trust, knowledge, and satisfaction is disclosed, based on the continuous therapeutic relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-372
Number of pages8
JournalFamilies, Systems and Health
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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