how the research on attachment and reflective-self function is relevant for coaches and consultants today
De Haan, E.
International Coaching Psychology Review, 7.2, 194-209, 2012
In this study the phenomenon of reflective-self function is explored in terms of its historical understanding – just as the phenomenon of transference was explored in terms of its historical understanding in an earlier instalment (De Haan, 2011). As will be shown, reflective-self function is not only demonstrably linked to secure attachment, it is increasingly held to be at the core of the process and outcome of helping conversations.