SYSTEMATIC DESENSITIZATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 It is a form of the behaviour therapy and it reduces the anxiety that it is associated with a certain stimulus by using the counter conditioning method. It involves three different stages. SYSTEMATIC DESENSITIZATION: "Before the doctor can use the System desensitization , he has to explain it to his patient to reduce the confusion. " Related Psychology Terms RECIPROCAL INHIBITION BACKWARD CONDITIONING SECOND-ORDER CONDITIONING SELF-CONTROL THERAPY SIGN TRACKING EXCITATORY CONDITIONING SHAPING SENSORY PRECONDITIONING S-R LEARNING MODEL ESCAPE LEARNING Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SYSTEMATIC DESENSITIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/systematic-desensitization/ (accessed October 20, 2018).