IN VIVO DESENSITIZATION

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "IN VIVO DESENSITIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/in-vivo-desensitization/ (accessed June 26, 2017).
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