ERIC Number: ED075737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Anxiety Management Training in the Treatment of Generalized and Specific Anxieties. [and] Considerations in Setting Up A Full Service Desensitization Program.
Nicoletti, John A., Jr.
This report discusses the success of desensitization techniques in alleviating specific anxiety but its failure in treating generalized anxiety. Anxiety management training (AMTO has been developed to overcome some of the deficiencies of desensitization approaches. Through the use of instructions and cues to arouse anxiety responses and the training of clients to develop competing responses such as relaxation, success, or competency, AMT provides the individual with a method for self-control appropriate to any anxiety provoking situation. Forty undergraduates referred by counseling centers participated in a study to assess the effectiveness of AMT. AMT was found to be effective in reducing both generalized and public speaking anxiety. A second paper presents the considerations involved in setting up a desensitization program in a counseling center. Areas covered include preparatory procedures, assessment of need, announcement of services, program operation, and follow-up and evaluation. (Author/LAA)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Conditioning, Counselors, Cues, Desensitization, Evaluation, Followup Studies, Guidance Centers, Mental Health Programs, Nonprofessional Personnel, Program Development, Responses, Self Control, Stimuli
John A. Nicoletti, Jefferson County Mental Health Center, 7307 Grandview, Arvada, Colorado 80002 (reprints)
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Note: Papers presented at a meeting of the American Psychological Association, September, 1972