All of us now routinely receive much of our continuing compliance certification by computer. Having just finished my hospital’s annual required web-based course for Medicare coding, I was not inclined to believe that such encounters could possibly be therapeutic. I called Dr. Carroll to find out what her patients think and experience. “See for yourself,” she responded, and logged me in as a patient. The key feature is not the cognitive instruction, which although well enough done, has little emotional impact. Rather, it is the patients’ ability to identify emotionally with characters in a brief vignette who experience the same challenges the patients face, caught in dysfunctional lives whose only relief seems to be through substance abuse. Dr. Carroll’s actors aim for a level of dramatic reality similar to that seen on television, where situations involving interactions between dysfunctional characters in “The Office” and other comedies and dramas are common. Although all therapies have in common the element of the patient’s identification with the therapist’s more controlled and neutralized handling of emotion (5), for these substance-dependent patients the bridge to these video characters may be more facile than it is to doctoral-level mental health professionals. As part of the identification with the characters, the actors evoke emotions that the patient is also likely to be experiencing. Thus, the computerized psychodrama supports not only repetition of problematic situations, but through the psychodrama, continues to involve the patient emotionally in these conflicted situations. The evidence for this emotional identification for Dr. Carroll is that the patients cannot wait for the next session, when they will be able to see their favorite character engage in the next situation. Their anticipation is reminiscent to her of the consuming engagement of daytime soap opera fanatics.