WHAT IS THE SYSTEMATIC DESENSITISATION IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

This is a method used to eliminate fears and
phobias. The individual is taught that they cannot be anxious and relaxed at
the same time.

Relaxation
training is provided and then used by the client whenever they encounter
stress. Smaller fears are eliminated before greater fears are tackled.

Since one cannot be anxious and assertive at the
same time, the person is also taught how to assert themselves. The individual
learns how to act assertively in situations which usually produce passivity and
timidity in the client.

For instance, a depressive might be trained to overcome learned helplessness.

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Both relaxation and assertive training are
practiced in a therapeutic situation, and then the client is encouraged to employ
the learned methods on his/her own, in real life situations.

Role modelling is a particularly…

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