Graded Exposure

Graded Exposure may be recommended as a part of CBT if young people are struggling with issues such as anxiety or phobias. Graded exposure may start with writing down a ‘ladder’ of feared situations /objects/activities that a young person might be avoiding (least feared at the bottom, most feared at the top). Then, the clinician will help the young person work up the ladder, helping expose them to these feared situation in a safe way in order to overcome anxiety.