Choose a particular phobia (listed in your textbook or lecture notes) and complete a possible fear hierarchy containing 5 step program for desensitization. You may not use the phobia in the example below.

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Phobias and Desensitization Therapy - Due

May 12, 2020 11:55 PM

Sp20 PSYC 1150-71 General Psychology: Every Other Saturday

Phobias and Desensitization Therapy Discussion

Choose a particular phobia (listed in your textbook or lecture notes) and complete a possible fear hierarchy containing 5 step program for desensitization. You may not use the phobia in the example below. Post your fear hierarchy table and write one paragraph explaining how you would encourage a client to work through each step. Earn up to 5 points by responding thoughtfully to two peer posts.

***Hint: you may need to revisit the Psych Therapies lecture and section in your textbook***

Example

Phobia: Arachnophobia

Situation

Fear Level (1-100)

Desensitization Strategy

Spiders crawling on me

100

Practice deep breathing and heart rate control while wearing a heart rate monitor (Biofeedback Desensitization). Must maintain each activity for approximately 5 minutes. If unable to perform activity for the allotted time, repeat activity until goal time is achieved. If any step becomes overwhelming, return to previous step and practice several times before moving to the next step.

Touch a live spider on table with a pencil

90

Live spider on a table, no jar

70

Be in the same room as a live spider in a jar

50

Look at a picture of spider on phone

30

 

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