Accession Number : ADP003984

Title :   The Army Clinical Psychologist and the Computer,


Personal Author(s) : Hendricks,D. E.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In recent years a number of computer techniques have been developed to assist the clinical psychologist. Computers can be used to: administer, score and interpret tests; to file, store and sort information; to print forms; to maintain therapy case records; to aid in clinical decisions; to conduct an interview; to schedule clients, therapists, equipment, and facilities; to recommend psychotropic medications; to predict such things as suicide risk, commitment to therapy, and therapy length; to conduct therapy; to perform statistical analyses; and to serve as a word processor. A major portion of the paper is devoted to the advantages and disadvantages of the use of computer for these applications. A brief history of computer developments relevant to clinical psychology is followed by a discussion of current research and potential uses. Estimates of the cost of various systems and the monetary benefits of such systems are presented with a particular emphasis on the current Army situation. An investigation of available system is proposed.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Computer applications, Psychologists, Operational effectiveness, Benefits, Cost estimates, Army personnel, Symposia

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