Basedon the first post, object relations theory allows a counselor to playthe role of an object where a client can experience a fresh editionof an old object(Sharf, 2015).In the end, it allows a client to open up. When Phil tells thetherapist that he is being stressed with graduate school, thecounselor makes him to open up and talk about why he pressured. Aftertalking to the Phil, Dr. Scharff plays neutral to allow the clientpour out his previous troubles. It is an important theory because itis centered on previous relationships particularly the transferencebetween a counselor and a client. The interventions used in the firstpost to help Phil are important because they prompt him to thinkabout his past and establish why other people love him. Thetechniques for intervention were effective because they did not pushPhil to break instead, they prompted him to talk.
Furthermore,it is clear in the second post that it is hard for a counselor tostay neutral without showing their countertransference in the courseof a therapy session(Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2016).For instance, when a client is left to direct a session he fails andthe counselor has to control it again. The fact that the expertinsisted on the eye-to-eye contact shows that the he wanted thesessions to remain focused. If the counselor would have not insistedon the physical contact, it would show that she was not attentive.
Thefirst question in section 2 is meant to prompt the client to describehis situation. It allows the counselor understand what the clientfelt like the first time he experienced the feeling of anxiousness.
Basedon post 2, when the client is asked about what he experiences when hewakes up in the middle of the night, the question is meant to findout how he feels during insomnias. On the other hand, open endedquestions in post 3 helps the counselor to understand the feeling ofthe client towards her sister. These questions are polite requests sothat the client can offer more information. it allows the client tohave an in-depth talk about their relationship and the end, itbecomes therapeutic.
Therefore,the third post indicates that this theory is best suited for themilitary populations who have post traumas. In this case, it is clearthat the theory would help to understand what causes the problem, howthe clients feel and the best way to assist them. Furthermore, thetherapies would help the client to comprehend what he/she is feeling.
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Sharf,R. S. (2015). Theoriesof psychotherapy & counseling: Concepts and cases.Cengage Learning.