Professor, Director of Clinical Training*
*The DCT is responsible for all aspects of clinical psychology MA and PhD training programs including recruitment and admissions, curriculum, practicum, professional development, maintaining full compliance with national standards for training and accreditation.
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 CU Aging Center and currently serves as a clinical supervisor for students in training at the Center. 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; Journal of Clinical Psychology). He has published over 100 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.
Mental health and aging; Personality Disorders; Suicide and Reasons for Living; Clinical Assessment of Older Adults.
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.
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.
Coolidge, F. L., Segal, D. L., & Applequist, K. (2009). Working memory deficits in personality disorder traits: A preliminary investigation in a nonclinical sample. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 355-361.
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.
Segal, D. L., Needham, T. N., & Coolidge, F. L. (2009). Age differences in attachment orientations among younger and older adults: Evidence from two self-report measures of attachment. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 69, 119-132.
Segal, D. L., Tucker, H., & Coolidge, F. L. (2009). A comparison of positive versus negative emotional expression in a written disclosure study among distressed students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 18, 367-381.
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.
Segal, D. L., Coolidge, F. L., Cahill, B. S., & O’Riley, A. A. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) among community-dwelling older adults. Behavior Modification, 32, 3-20.
Segal, D. L., Lebenson, S., & Coolidge, F. L. (2008). Global self-rated health status predicts reasons for living among older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 31(4), 122-132.