Professor Daniel L. Segal joined the faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1995. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Clinical Psychology, maintains an active program of clinical research, and mentors graduate and undergraduate students in his Aging & Mental Health Lab. 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.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Geropsychology, Nova Southeastern University, 1992-1993
PhD Clinical Psychology, University of Miami (APA Accredited), 1992
Clinical Psychology Intern (APA Accredited), Nova University Community Mental Health Center, 1991-1992
BS Psychology (Cum Laude), Tulane University, 1987
Areas of Interest
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 risk and resilience in later life
• anxiety in later life
• barriers to mental health services
• 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.
Professor Segal teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Geropsychology, and has received two teaching awards at UCCS.
PSY 3280 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3860 - Theories of Psychotherapy
PSY 6620 - Clinical Geropsychology II
PSY 6740 - Clinical Practicum (Aging Center)
PSY 6780 - Advanced Psychopathology
PSY 6850 - Clinical Interviewing and Personality Assessment
1993-present, American Psychological Association (APA)
1993-present, APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology)
1995-present, APA Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology)
1996-present, Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
1997-present, APA Division 12, Section II (Society of Clinical Geropsychology)
2010-present, APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging)
Honors & Awards
Chancellor's Award for the UCCS Campus, 2014
Outstanding Research Award for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, 2010
Outstanding Teaching Award for the UCCS Campus, 2006
Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, 2002
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.
Gould, C., Segal, D. L., Yochim, B. P., Pachana, N. A., Byrne, G. J., & Beaudreau, S. A. (2014). Measuring anxiety in late life: A psychometric examination of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory and Geriatric Anxiety Scale. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 804-811.
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.
Representative & Recent Service/Leadership Roles
UCCS Department of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training (2007-2014)
Past-Chair, Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs (2012)
Chair, Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs (2011)
Chair-Elect, Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs (2010)
Member-at-Large, Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs (2007-2009)
Delegate for the National Conference on Training in Professional Geropsychology (2006)
Psychologist, State of Colorado
Psychologist, State of Florida