What is IN VIVO DESENSITIZATION?

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Used to reduce and eliminate phobias when a client is exposed to stimuli that induces anxiety. The therapist will produce a series of events that relate to the phobia or stimulus and gauge the reactions.

IN VIVO DESENSITIZATION: "In vivo desensitisation is used in behaviour therapy."

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