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A Case of Social Anxiety - Joseph Wolpe

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Anxiety
Pioneers of Psychotherapy Bundle
DVD |  Pioneers of Psychotherapy
Joseph Wolpe, M.D.
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Dec 10, 1985
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Press
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Joseph Wolpe (1985) begins with Santiago who has a history of experiencing strong feelings of anxiety and discomfort during social situations. Questioning reveals that these problems are most intense when he is in situations in which he experiences a loss of control. Wolpe uses imagery and desensitization to diminish feelings of anxiety.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To demonstrate accuracy in behavior analysis
  2. To apply behavior techniques

From conference EP85-CD03-DVD



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Joseph Wolpe, MD, was a South African psychiatrist, one of the most influential figures in Behavior Therapy. Wolpe grew up in South Africa, attending Parktown Boys' High School. Joseph received his M.D. in 1948 from the University of Whitatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was Emeritus Professor fo Psychiatry and Former Director of Behavior Therapy Unity at Temple University Medical School. He was Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. One of the leading practitioners of behavior therapy, he has authored three books and co-edited two, and has more than 200 professional publications. He cofounded the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. He is receipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association.


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