PMID: 2876008Sep 1, 1986

A generic computer program for systematic desensitization: description, construction and case study

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
G M ChandlerJ P Sampson


A computer program designed to provide systematic desensitization for phobias is described. Clients are taught by computer-aided instruction to develop their own personalized phobic hierarchy which is then used by the computer as the phobic stimulus in desensitization proper. The results of a pilot trial with an agoraphobic client indicate that the computer program was successful.


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