Definition of Systematic desensitization

1. Noun. A technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished.

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Literary usage of Systematic desensitization

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Overview of Addiction Treatment Effectiveness by Mim J. Landry (1996)
"The systematic desensitization condition included relaxation training with ... systematic desensitization demonstrated goal-attainment and evidence of ..."

2. You Can Choose to Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression by Tom G. Stevens (1998)
"systematic desensitization is one of the most successful techniques used by psychologists for overcoming anxiety. Dr. Joseph Wolpe, one of the founders of ..."

3. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, Marguerite Knox, John D Baldeschwieler (1997)
"There are a variety of CBTs, including exposure therapies that include systematic desensitization, imaginai and in vivo exposure, and anxiety management ..."

4. The Sex Offenderby Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini by Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini (1995)
"Therapist warmth as a factor in automated systematic desensitization. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42, 244-250. ..."

5. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"... meetings by using a stepwise approach of progressively active exposure and participation—based somewhat on the principles of systematic desensitization. ..."

6. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"... setting includes training in systematic desensitization, training in problem- solving behavior, cognitive relabeling, positive response reinforcement, ..."

7. Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention and Treatment Issues by Kathleen C. Faller (1995)
"... behavioral rehearsal, systematic desensitization, and masturbatory reconditioning. These techniques are often used in conjunction with social skills ..."

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