Russell Meares and Robert Hobson developed the ideas surrounding the Conversational Model. These ideas are linked to those of Kohut’s Self Psychology. The Self in the Conversational Model refers to a form of mental activity which is dynamic and moving. This is the form that is manifested during certain kinds of conversation, such as stream of consciousness. The theory of the Conversational Model is dependent upon the integration of unconscious traumatic memory and the connection to and development of the self. It has been used to gain understanding in the fields of trauma and developmental theory as well as linguistics, memory, and neurophysiology. These developments are applicable in everyday psychotherapeutic practice. It is always evolving and continues to be tested to this day.