ERIC Number: ED099699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Flooding and Implosive Therapy with Situation Specific and Non-Situation Specific Anxiety.
Boudewyns, Patrick A.
Two inpatients, one with a circumscribed phobia for dentists and dental offices and another who had been diagnosed as suffering from an anxiety neurosis, were treated with a flooding procedure. A simple flooding technique which dealt with only the symptom contingent cues was sufficient to change behavior in the former case, but for the relatively complex anxiety neurosis the more structured flooding technique, Implosive Therapy, was used. The case studies were considered demonstrative of the process of flooding as it applies to both a situation-specific and a non-situation-specific anxiety state. Some theoretical and semantic issues relative to therapy process were discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Change, Case Studies, Counseling, Extinction (Psychology), Neurosis, Psychiatry, Responses, Therapy
Patrick A. Boudewyns, Research Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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