desensitisation technique


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Noun1.desensitisation technique - a technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
exposure therapy - a form of behavior therapy in which a survivor confronts feelings or phobias or anxieties about a traumatic event and relives it in the therapy situation
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DR JOHN MELDRUM, of Nutrition Associates Limited, employs a desensitisation technique called Enzyme Potentiated Desen sitisation (EPD) to help his patients overcome their sensitivities.
Differential effectiveness of model reinforcement and desensitisation techniques in improving performance.
British doctors would be urged to reintroduce desensitisation techniques.