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Psychotherapy #464818

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1972
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(Studio) Medical research team finds way to lower cost of psychotherapy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) [Lab technician Jack FINN - talks out an emotional problem, as part of an experiment in psychotherapy, speaking to a computer instead of a psychiatrist.] Talking by itself may do patient some good, even without someone to listen. [College student David VITALE - says it's hard to express a feeling to a machine.] [FINN - says computer stimulates him to say things which are important to him without having to say them to a person who would approve or disapprove.] [Medical researcher, Dr. Warner SLACK - says low cost of this approach, if it is effective, will be boon to field of mental health.] Brother, psychologist Charles Slack, helps with devt. of program.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve

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