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Volume 14, Issue 1 (1985)

Behavioral Treatment of Children's Fears and Phobias: A Review

pp. 84—93

ABSTRACT: This article presents an overview of the current behaviorally-oriented fear reduction methods that are frequently used with children. After reviewing normative and prevalence data regarding children’s fears, the following methods are discussed: systematic desensitization and related procedures, flooding-related therapies, contingency management approaches, modeling procedures, and self-control methods. Research supporting the efficacy of these procedures is also discussed.

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