In this episode, we speak with Professor Jean-Louis Monestès, who is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Grenoble in France, and a leading thinker into the application of evolutionary principles in psychology. 

He has published several chapters on evolutionary processes in clinical psychology with Steven Hayes and David Sloan Wilson, as well as articles and books on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Relational Frame Theory. 

In this conversation, we explore: 

  • Why evolutionary theory can be a powerful model for effective psychotherapy
  • How evolutionary principles can be applied for improving outcomes in clinical work
  • The link between evolution, acceptance and commitment therapy and the psychological flexibility model

And a whole lot more.

You can learn more about Jean Louis’ work on his website, and learn more about his workshop for psychotherapists (Darwin as Your Clinical Supervisor) via the video below: