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. 4, No. 1, Spring

Aging and Alcohol Abuse: Increasing Counselor Awareness
Alcohol abuse in older adulthood is a rapidly growing but often hidden problem. The authors provide an overview of the issues related to older adult alcohol abuse through a discussion of physiological, psychological, and social risk factors; an examination...
Aging and Spirituality: Reclaiming Connection through Storytelling
In this article, the author suggests it is possible for older persons to renew community connections with storytelling and, through this means, to ask some compelling questions. The answers to these questions provide a sense of meaning and purpose...
Purpose and Meaning in Highly Active Seniors
The authors investigated the sources of meaning for active seniors. Results indicated that seniors who were most active were relatively high in a wide range of sources of meaning as well as in life satisfaction in general. The importance of meaning...
Serving the Membership: Publishing in the Adultspan Journal
As the profession of counseling continues to expand and diversify, each division of the American Counseling Association (ACA) offering a professional, scholarly journal must be knowledgeable and open about that journal's expansion and diversification....
Understanding Gerotranscendence in Older Adults: A New Perspective for Counselors
The author describes gerotranscendence as a process that occurs when older adults shift from a rational focus on the present-day, material world to a more universal and transcendent perspective. Accompanying this shift is a desire to move toward the...