ERIC Number: ED237851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
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The Development of MUMPS-Based Rehabilitation Psychology Computer Applications.
Dutro, Kenneth R.
The use of computer assisted programs in career exploration and occupational information is well documented. Various phases of the vocational counseling process, i.e., diagnostic evaluation, program planning, career exploration, case management, and program evaluation, offer similarly promising opportunities for computerization. Using the Massachusetts General Hospital Multiprogramming System (MUMPS) File Manager system, the Loma Linda, California Veterans Administration Hospital Rehabilitation Psychology Department developed a system which adapted the uniqueness of the file manager system with the development of branching logic necessary in designing vocational rehabilitation interviews, questionniares, and client treatment plans. Using this system the counselor is able to select specific information, from predetermined sets of information, to match the client's unique situation and characteristics with available services and programs. The Loma Linda staff has further developed a psychodiagnostic assessment system to accomodate graphics software, multiple norms, and timed tests, and a case management program which allows for monitoring of the client's progress. (A copy of the vocational counseling interview and the vocational rehabilitation plan are attached.) (BL)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Caseworker Approach, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Individualized Programs, Management Information Systems, Occupational Information, Program Descriptions, Psychological Services, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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