Published Online: 1 January 1982
Page Count: 6
Director, Section on Psychiatry and the Law, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Clinical psychologist, Isaac Ray Center, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Senior clinical psychologist, Isaac Ray Center, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
(Received 2 April 1981; accepted 3 June 1981)
The development of the innovative use of an on-line, computer-assisted evaluation program is discussed, with a brief review of pertinent literature. The particular applications within a forensic psychiatric center of the Tandem 16 computer system, utilizing both “canned psychological tests” and specialized assessment techniques, are examined and highlighted with a case vignette. A highly relevant problem within forensic psychiatry, malingering or exaggeration of symptoms, is examined in more detail as it relates to computer assessments. The advantages and limitations of a computer-assisted evaluation are described relative to both its clinical and research application.
Paper ID: JFS11455J