Systematic desensitisation (behavioural approach)

  • Therapy uses classical and operant condition to change dysfunctional disorders. Aims to use reverse conditiong to replace a dysfunctional fear to a certain factor, by drawing out a healthier response.


  • Relaxation
    -Begins with teaching patient how to use muscle relaxation.
  • Organized series of anxiety-causing situations
    -Patient creats numbered list of situations that cause anxiety. Starting with the situation with least anxiety to the most.  
  • Reciprocal inhibition
    -Relaxation is linked to…


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