Hands-On Help: Computer-Aided Psychotherapy
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(8):1341 [book review]
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Because this piece has no abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.
With this charming reflection from Warner Slack, who programmed
the first computer to interview a patient in 1965, Isaac
Marks and coauthors Kate Cavanagh and Lina Gega begin their
welcome monograph on computer-aided psychotherapy. Slack’s
gentle irony bears witness that more than 40 years of experience
and research on patient-computer interviews have not overcome
all resistance to the idea of machines performing clinician functions.
Marks, Cavanagh, and Gega review the use of computer
interviews at the extreme end of the clinician-patient spectrum—