Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Phobias--Treatment;Desensitization (Psychotherapy);Group psychotherapy


Phobias can be a devastating factor in the life of any human being. The author has discussed a variety of methods in dealing with these extreme fears: (1) systematic desensitization, (2) implosion, (3) modeling, and (4) group therapy. To a person who has suffered through the pain and terror of a phobic life, the possibility of being freed of this fear is an exciting happening. Systematic desensitization as developed by Joseph Wolpe in the Forties is the procedure which was concentrated on in this paper. The paper has been limited according to age group and time span.


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