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Motion pictures in psychotherapy, Video tapes


With the recent commercial availability of the television tape recorder has come a great increase in the use of audiovisual feedback in psychotherapy and counseling (Danet, 1968; Alger, I969) • The advantages of television tape over other means of feedback are readily apparent. Recording and playback can be done under normal unobtrusive lighting conditions, and playback can follow recording with a delay of only a few secondr ; with sound film f bright studio lighting for recording and a darkened rcom for playback are required, and a number of days must be allowed between recording and playback for developing the film* The added consideration of cost favors television recording once the original investment in basic equipment has been made, since television tape can be re-used indefinately if no permanent record is to be kept of recorded sessions, while film can only be used once and costs money to develop for viewing*