I use client-centered therapy by establishing relationships based on understanding and accepting of the client to resolved difficulty and gain the insight necessary to restructure the lives of my clients.
I also use CBT techniques such as cognitive rehearsal, journal writing, and homework assignments to help monitor maladaptive thoughts processes. Object relation theory is also used in my practice by helping my client discover the “blue print” of their self-structure that is formed in their early childhood based on their relationships with people and objects.
It is important for my clients understand that their “blue print” can be modified and that their basic tendency is to seek out others (friends and family) who will reaffirm these self-object relations.
I help my clients understand that in early childhood we created a script for a specific drama and then spent the rest of our lives seeking out others to play the parts.