Describe how respondent conditioning and operant conditioning are involved in the development of an anxiety problem or fear.

Identify the CS and CR in Marla’s case study.

Discuss the difference between systematic and in-vivo desensitization as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.

Design a behavior modification procedure for Marlautilizing either systematic desensitization or in vivo desensitization. Provide rationale for your selection.

Include the following in your behavior modification procedure:

  • a sample behavior hierarchy
  • at least one relaxation procedure
  • a description of how relaxation procedures and the behavior hierarchy are used together

In addition to the two desensitization procedures, your reading for this week covered two other ABA-based treatments that can be applied to assist clients with fear and anxiety. Identify these two treatments and describe how they could be implemented with Marla.