Systematic Desensitisation

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What is the aim of Systematic Desensitisation?
To use principles of CC to replace anxiety responses with a relaxation response to remove a phobia
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Who developed Systematic Desensitisation?
Wolpe
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What does Reciprocal Inhibition mean?
You cannot experience two contradiction emotions at the same time because they are mutually exclusive
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What are the three stages of Systematic Desensitisation?
Functional analysis, Relaxation training and Graduated exposure
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What does Functional Analysis entail?
The therapist and client construct a fear hierarchy and treatment goals
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What does Relaxation training entail?
The therapist will teach the client techniques to help them calm themselves
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What is an example of a relaxation technique?
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
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What does Graduated exposure entail?
The client is gradually brought into contact with their feared stimulus through working up their fear hierarchy
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In which two ways can exposure be achieved?
In vitro or In vivo
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What does In vitro mean?
The client imagines the feared stimulus
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What does In vivo mean?
The client is exposed to the feared stimulus
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