Evaluation of SIT

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  • Evaluation of SIT
    • Limitations
      • time-consuming and requires high motivation
      • unnecessarily comlpex
        • it is possible that effectiveness of SIT can still be achieved with just some of its elements
          • it may be equally effective to learn how to talk more +ve and relax more
    • Strengths
      • targets symptoms and causes
        • Meichenbaum's programme is directed at both ends of the stress problems (sources and coping strategies)
      • effectiveness
        • Meichenbaum compared SIT to systematic desensitisation to deal with snake phobias
          • both were effective but SIT helped to reduce fear associated with a 2nd, yet untreated, phobia


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