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. 2, Fall

Alcohol as a Response to Stress in Older Adults: A Counseling Perspective
The authors explore the relationship between stress and alcohol use in older adults. The importance for the counselor to determine the client-specific role of alcohol use, whether as a stress buffer or as a coping mechanism, is discussed. **********...
Counselors and Physicians Providing Mental Health Services: An Integrated Approach
The authors argue that there is a clear link between mental and physical health issues. A wellness-based approach to integrated health care, such as the one described in this article, may allow older clients to be empowered to make lifestyle changes...
Empowering the Older Adult through Folklore
An opportunity exists for those working with older adults in nursing homes to significantly encourage independence in the older adult using a creative approach. The use of folklore is suggested as a means for assisting the older adult toward a reconnection...
The Tricultural Experience of Older, African American, Gay Men: Counseling Implications
The authors argue that unlike their younger counterparts, who experience their young adult development within a dual-identity or bicultural framework, older, African American, gay men experience their development through 3 distinct cultural perspectives....
Women at Midlife: An Exploration of Chronological Age, Subjective Age, Wellness, and Life Satisfaction
Women (N = 224) between 35 and 65 years old participated in a study that examined the relationship among chronological age, subjective age, wellness, and life satisfaction. Women whose subjective age was less than or equal to their chronological age...