Adultspan Journal

A scholarly journal publishing current information about research, theory, and practice in the field of adult development and aging. Emphasis is given to developmental principles and concomitant counseling implications. This is the official journal of the

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring

Culturally Sensitive Dementia Caregiving Models and Clinical Practice
Family caregiving for individuals with dementia is an increasingly complex issue that affects the caregivers' and care recipients' physical, mental, and emotional health. This article presents 3 key culturally sensitive caregiver models along with...
Depression in Older Adults
The purpose of this article is to address selected aspects of depression in older adults. Specifically, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and interventions for depression in older adults are reviewed. ********** Ageism can influence the diagnosis...
Developing Character Identity: A New Framework for Counseling Adults in Transition
Counselors working with adults in transition can integrate the principles of character development with talk therapy, creating a framework for dialogue about the relationship between clients' character identity and their personal struggles and successes....
On Human Resilience: Our Role as Counselors
As I write this editorial for the Spring 2006 issue of ADULTSPAN Journal, I am struck by the truths that have confronted us over the past few months, in the aftermath of the biggest natural disaster in modern U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina. The vulnerability...
Sexuality in Older Adults: A Deconstructionist Perspective
Societal myths argue against active expression of sexuality in older adults, but these prejudices are unfounded. Using a deconstructionist framework, this article addresses issues surrounding sexuality in older adults. Implications for clinical practice...