5. Being with Humans: An Evolutionary Framework for the Therapeutic Relationship

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Frances Gillies

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch5

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Gillies, F. (2010) Being with Humans: An Evolutionary Framework for the Therapeutic Relationship, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • being with humans - evolutionary framework for therapeutic relationship;
  • Adele1, case of a 19-year-oldwoman - sleeping on friends' floors and working in casual jobs in leisure industry;
  • restorative nature of a relationship - between two (or more) people discussed for thousands of years;
  • various therapy models - something to say about therapeutic relationship;
  • relationship, fostering replication of characteristics - found in other developmental relationships;
  • humanistic psychotherapies - therapeutic relationship, central to therapeutic endeavour;
  • ‘non-specific aspects’ of therapy and ‘common factors’ - close to Rogerian principles of warmth, congruence and empathy;
  • counselling psychology - and therapeutic relationship;
  • evolved mind and effects of socialmentalities;
  • environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA) – adaptive, having a strong response to strangers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Differing Views on the Therapeutic Relationship

  • Research on the Therapeutic Relationship

  • Counselling Psychology and the Therapeutic Relationship

  • The EvolvedMind and the Effects of SocialMentalities

  • Evolved SocialMentalities and the Therapeutic Relationship

  • Developing Ways of Being with Clients

  • Body Language

  • Being with Humans and Their EvolvedMinds

  • Note

  • References