CARL: a LabVIEW 3 computer program for conducting exposure therapy for the treatment of dental injection fear.

@article{Coldwell1998CARLAL,
  title={CARL: a LabVIEW 3 computer program for conducting exposure therapy for the treatment of dental injection fear.},
  author={S. Coldwell and T. Getz and P. Milgrom and C. Prall and A. Spadafora and D. Ramsay},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          429-41
        }
}
This paper describes CARL (Computer Assisted Relaxation Learning), a computerized, exposure-based therapy program for the treatment of dental injection fear. The CARL program operates primarily in two different modes; in vitro, which presents a video-taped exposure hierarchy, and in vivo, which presents scripts for a dentist or hygienist to use while working with a subject. Two additional modes are used to train subjects to use the program and to administer behavioral assessment tests. The… Expand

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