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. 7, No. 1, Spring

Providing Counseling for Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Their Caregivers
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition that results in brain wasting and eventual death. With its increasing diagnosis rate, counselors will likely acquire clients with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers. Important background information...
Synchronizing Loss with Life over a Life Span: A Dynamic Perspective
Synchronizing loss with life is a dynamic journey. This article explores the myths, beliefs, and dynamics of loss and life. The purpose of the article is to help clinicians assist and support their clients with the difficulties of synchronizing loss...
Use of Bibliotherapy in the Treatment of Grief and Loss: A Guide to Current Counseling Practices
Grief is a complex and dynamic process influencing individuals of all ages. This article provides an overview of historical and contemporary constructs of grief counseling. Bibliotherapy, a creative counseling tool, is presented as an appropriate intervention...
Using Transactional Analysis and Mental Imagery to Help Shame-Based Identity Adults Make Peace with Their Past
Development of a shame-based identity, also known as toxic shame, can significantly interfere with an adult's ability to form an intimate relationship with another. As adults find peace from their past using transactional analysis and mental imagery,...
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