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ERIC Number: ED063560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 135
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Covert Sensitization Treatment with Alcoholics.
Fleiger, D. L.
An attempt is made to determine whether a behaviorally-oriented conditioning approach, "covert sensitization," is more effective in the treatment of alcoholism than the commonly used problem-solving approach, and whether female counselors employing covert sensitization were more successful than males. Thirty-two subjects selected on admission to an in-patient alcoholism facility were assigned to two treatment groups for the purpose of statistical comparison and evaluation. Eight specially prepared staff counselors (four males, four females) conducted covert sensitization with patients in treatment group one; they also participated at least 50% of the time with other staff counselors in treatment group two. A three-month period of abstinence following discharge was selected as the criterion measure in determining the results of treatment outcome. Appropriate statistical analysis of the criterion data yielded empirical support for both of the hypotheses tested. (Author/BW)
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.