A Psychologist And A Software Developer
Published 2017 · Psychology
Psychologists have a diverse set of skills, including communication, research, interpersonal perception, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and consultation. An emerging skill for psychologists is software development. This chapter describes how I have used software development in my professional work as a psychologist. My development work has ranged from a tutorial system to teach Rorschach scoring methods, an ethics case-study simulator, mobile applications to help psychotherapists evaluate psychotherapy outcome and alliance, psychometrics-based consulting work with independent colleges, and a competency assessment system to help doctoral programs monitor the effectiveness of their training. Though the initial challenges of learning a computer language may seem daunting, a number of online resources are helpful for psychologists desiring to learn software development.