Daniel L. Segal, PhD

Daniel L. Segal


Ph.D.: University of Miami, 1992
Area: Clinical Psychology; Mental Health and Aging
Therapy orientation: Cognitive-behavioral
Office: Columbine Hall 4041
Phone: (719) 255-4176
Email: dsegal@uccs.edu
UCCS Faculty Website

Professor Daniel Segal joined the faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in August 1995. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1992 from the University of Miami. He earned his BS in 1987 from Tulane University. Dr. Segal teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Clinical Psychology including Advanced Psychopathology, Clinical Interviewing and Personality Assessment, Clinical Geropsychology II, Abnormal Psychology, and Theories of Psychotherapy. He was the founding Director of the UCCS Aging Center and currently serves as a clinical supervisor for students in training at the Center.  Dr. Segal served as the UCCS Psychology Department Director of Clinical Training from 2007 to 2014.  He is a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado and Florida.

Dr. Segal's research program targets topics in the area of mental health and aging. His specific interests include diagnostic and assessment issues in clinical psychology and geropsychology, suicide resilience and aging, anxiety and aging, barriers to mental health services, and the expression and impact of personality disorders across the lifespan. Dr. Segal is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, an Associate Editor for the Clinical Gerontologist, and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Case Studies. He serves on the editorial boards of two other journals (Behavior Modification; Assessment). He has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and 5 professional books. He received the Outstanding Teacher award from the UCCS College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences in 2002 and from the UCCS Campus in 2006. He received the Outstanding Researcher award for the UCCS College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences in 2010.  Finally, he received the Chancellor's Award in 2014.

Research Areas:

Mental health and aging; Personality disorders; Suicide risk and resilience; Anxiety in later life; Assessment of psychopathology among older adults.

Representative Publications:


Segal, D. L., Qualls, S. H., & Smyer, M. A. (2011). Aging and Mental Health (2nd edition). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Segal, D. L., & Hersen, M. (Eds.). (2010). Diagnostic Interviewing (4th edition). New York: Springer.

Segal, D. L., Coolidge, F. L., & Rosowsky, E. (2006). Personality Disorders and Older Adults: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Thomas, J. C. & Segal, D. L. (Eds.) (2006). Personality and everyday functioning. Volume 1 in M. Hersen and J. C. Thomas (Eds.-in-Chief), Comprehensive handbook of personality and psychopathology. New York: Wiley.

Hilsenroth, M., & Segal, D. L. (Eds.) (2004). Personality assessment. Volume 2 in M. Hersen (Ed.-in-Chief), Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment. New York: Wiley.

Selected Publications

Bolghan-Abadi, M., Segal, D. L., Coolidge, F. L. & Gottschling, J. (2013). Persian version of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale: Translation and preliminary psychometric properties among Iranian older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 17, 896-900.

Van Alphen, S. P. J., Rossi, G., Segal, D. L., & Rosowsky, E. (2013). Issues regarding the proposed DSM-5 personality disorders in geriatric psychology and psychiatry. International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 1-5.

Yochim, B. P., Mueller, A., & Segal, D. L. (2013). Late life anxiety is associated with decreased memory and executive functioning in community dwelling older adults. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 567-575.

Karel, M. J., Holley, C. K., Whitbourne, S. K., Segal, D. L., Tazeau, Y. N., Emery, E. E., Molinari, V., Yang, J., & Zweig, R. A. (2012). Preliminary validation of a tool to assess competencies for professional geropsychology practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43, 110-117.

Marty, M. A., Segal, D. L., Coolidge, F. L., & Klebe, K. J. (2012). Analysis of the psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ) among community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 1008-1018.

Segal, D. L., Marty, M. A., Meyer, W. J., & Coolidge, F. L. (2012). Personality, suicidal ideation, and reasons for living among older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67, 159-166.

Yochim, B. P., Mueller, A. E., June, A., & Segal, D. L. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale: Comparison to the Beck Anxiety Inventory and Geriatric Anxiety Inventory. Clinical Gerontologist, 34, 21-33.

Marty, M. A., Segal, D. L., & Coolidge, F. L. (2010). Relationships among dispositional coping strategies, suicidal ideation, and protective factors against suicide in older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 8, 1015-1023.

Segal, D. L., June, A., Payne, M., Coolidge, F. L., & Yochim, B. (2010). Development and initial validation of a self-report assessment tool for anxiety among older adults: The Geriatric Anxiety Scale. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 709-714.

Balsis, S., Segal, D. L., & Donahue, C. (2009). Revising the personality disorder diagnostic criteria for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-V): Consider the later life context. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79, 452-460.

June, A., Segal, D. L., Coolidge, F. L., & Klebe, K. (2009). Religiousness, social support and reasons for living in African American and European American older adults: An exploratory study. Aging and Mental Health, 13, 753-760.

Pepin, R., Segal, D. L., & Coolidge, F. L. (2009). Intrinsic and extrinsic barriers to mental health care among community-dwelling younger and older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 13, 769-777.

Edelstein, B. A., Woodhead, E. L., Segal, D. L., Heisel, M. J., Bower, E. H., Lowery, A. J., & Stoner, S. A. (2008). Older adult psychological assessment: Current instrument status and related considerations. Clinical Gerontologist, 31(3), 1-35.