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

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Michelle G. Newman

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Psychology

Andres Consoli

University of California, Santa Barbara

C. Barr Taylor

Stanford University - School of Medicine

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Newman, Michelle G. and Consoli, Andres and Taylor, C., Computers in Assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Clinical Disorders: Anxiety as a Case in Point (1997). 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2555320 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2555320

Michelle G. Newman (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Psychology ( email )

University Park, PA
United States

Andres Consoli

University of California, Santa Barbara ( email )

Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

C. Taylor

Stanford University - School of Medicine ( email )

291 Campus Drive
Li Ka Shing Building
Stanford, CA 94305-5101
United States

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