Uses of Videotape for Therapeutic Confrontation

  • Lawrence C. Kolb


My presentation concerns itself with the use of videotape recording of emotionally abreactive behavior obtained in the altered state of consciousness induced by intravenous barbiturate as an initiating step in the treatment of the post traumatic stress disorders of war — both chronic and delayed. Later the fully conscious patient was confronted with his televised behavior and his responses thereto were sought. The audiotelevised recordings were shown as well to family members and have been widely used to educate psychiatrists and other mental health personnel as to the nature of the war induced post traumatic stress disorders.


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Combat Veteran Dissociative State Videotape Recording Dynamic Psychotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence C. Kolb
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  1. 1.VA Medical CenterAlbanyUSA

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