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. 3, No. 2, Fall

Depression in Older Adults: Pervasive or Preventable?
Depression occurs in as much as 15% of older adults, but it is often undiagnosed and untreated. This article explores topics related to depression in older adults including etiology, diagnosis, screening and treatment options, treatment outcomes, interventions,...
Editorial. (from the Editor)
Life span development is flowing and ever changing and comprises a set of events and behaviors that are both unique and universal. The resiliency of the human spirit is an amazing phenomenon, which touches all aspects and stages of adult development....
Existential Group Therapy and Death Anxiety
Existential therapy in groups for older adults can help to provide life meaning; to facilitate social support; and to improve coping with grief loss, chronic illness, and ultimately death. A scenario is presented that provides a clinical illustration...
Rethinking Adult Learner Persistence: Implications for Counselors
The authors examined adult learner persistence in higher education by exploring student perspectives regarding the obstacles that blocked their attendance and the motivators that contributed to their tenacity in pursuing their academic goals over a...
Spirituality and Women's Midlife Development. (Articles)
This qualitative study describes midlife spiritual practices of 2 groups of minority women, 1 lesbian/bisexual group and 1 Black group. Each group attended 3 focus group meetings in New York City. Grounded theory was used for data analysis. Implications...
The Career/Longevity Connection
The premise of the Career/Longevity Connection is that engaging in meaningful work enhances one's life expectancy. According to D. Mahoney and R. Restak (1998), to live longer, people must develop a longevity attitude. Proven intervention strategies...