Computers in Assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Clinical Disorders: Anxiety as a Case in Point
Newman, M. G., Consoli, A., & Taylor, C. B. (1997). Computers in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of clinical disorders: Anxiety as a case in point. Behavior Therapy, 28(2), 211-235. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(97)80044-5
25 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2015 Last revised: 8 May 2019
Date Written: 1997
Reviews the research on computer programs for the assessment and cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders. Empirical findings on the use of computers for clinical diagnoses, as substitutes for paper and pencil assessment measures, as the sole providers of behavior therapy, and as an adjunct to clinician guidance are presented. Desktop and ambulatory computer technology and programs are described, their advantages and disadvantages are discussed, and suggestions for future research are provided. Although this review focuses on anxiety disorder research, most of the basic points that are made with respect to the computer technology and research apply to computer assessment and therapy as it relates to other disorders.
Keywords: computer technology, assessment, diagnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety disorders, literature review
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