AUTOMATED DESENSITIZATION

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the use of devices like audiotapes, videotapes, and digitized media to mimic the presentation of anxiety-provoking and relaxing stimuli during systematic desensitization. It is especially helpful in situations where a client is reluctant to undergo desensitization for an anxiety problem in the presence of the therapist. See device for automated desensitization.

AUTOMATED DESENSITIZATION: "A person underwent an automated densensitization procedure when he or she watched videotapes of the feared stimulus: spiders."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AUTOMATED DESENSITIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/automated-desensitization/ (accessed July 4, 2022).

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