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ERIC Number: ED074406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 21
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Group Systematic Desensitization of Test Anxiety.
Morin, Kenneth N.
The paper describes a group desensitization program aimed at assisting students to perform to the best of their ability in a testing situation if they suffer from extreme debilitating anxiety. Since the problem is pervasive and the number of trained limited, the author suggests that the group program is an efficient and effective method of attacking test anxiety. The program described here has been used with Georgia State University students who either volunteered or were professionally referred. The number, length, and spacing of meetings is discussed as well as an outline of the content of the sessions. The first session is spent discussing systematic desensitization in simple terms, talking about tests, anxiety, and an orientation to what lies ahead. The next two or three sessions are devoted to learning deep muscular relaxation, while the last four to six are spent going through the hierarchy. The role of the counselor as a fascilitator of such programs in preventative mental health is also examined. (Author/SES)
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