Psychotherapy by reciprocal inhibition

@article{Wolpe1958PsychotherapyBR,
  title={Psychotherapy by reciprocal inhibition},
  author={Joseph Wolpe},
  journal={Conditional reflex : a Pavlovian journal of research \& therapy},
  year={1958},
  volume={3},
  pages={234-240}
}
  • J. Wolpe
  • Published 1 June 1958
  • Psychology
  • Conditional reflex : a Pavlovian journal of research & therapy
Reciprocal inhibition is a process of relearning whereby in the presence of a stimulus a non-anxiety-producing response is continually repeated until it extinguishes the old, undesirable response. A variety of the techniques based on reciprocal inhibition, such as systematic desensitization, avoidance conditioning, and the use of assertion, are described in detail. Behavior therapy techniques evaluated on the basis of their clinical efficacy are found to have striking success over traditional… 

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