Tuesday, September 20th
Topical Workshop | Virtual Program
Novel Experimental/Analytic Approaches/Tools
We Support the Notion that the Future of Psychological Assessment and Treatment Will be Wholly ‘Digital’
If we were designing psychological assessment and intervention today we would not be using methods developed by Victorians. We would not insist that people travel to an expert, sit aside or opposite them, and then share information to be interpreted. We would not use paper and pencil tests and questionnaires to be completed verbally. Instead we would start with current and future sensing, computing, and communication technologies. We would build systems that travel with people in their lives, we would create just-in-real time monitoring and intervention, we would liberate expertise from the individual and use is for system wise access, and we would use both big and small data technologies to study the psychonomics of everyday life. In short we would create a hive-based system that self-learns and can be tailored to individual needs, that can grow and accompany the person from cradle to death-bed. The future will involve all of these and yet to be developed technologies that will ultimately be automated, personalized, safe, and effective’.