The therapeutic technique that attempts to replace an undesired response with a more desirable one by counter conditioning. It requires the gradual substitution of a response incompatible with the original and one that is also potent enough to counter anxiety-evoking power of the stimulus.

RECIPROCAL INHIBITION: "We attempted reciprocal inhibition therapy to stop her outbursts."
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