Daniel L. Segal, Ph.D.

Daniel L. Segal, Ph.D.

Daniel L. Segal, Ph.D.

Professor
Psychology
COLU 4015
Wednesday: 4:30pm-5:30pm & By Appointment

Professional Summary

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.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Geropsychology, Nova Southeastern University, 1992-1993
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Miami (APA Accredited), 1992
  • Clinical Psychology Intern (APA Accredited), Nova University Community Mental Health Center, 1991-1992
  • B.S. 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.

Teaching

Professor Segal teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Geropsychology, and has received two teaching awards at UCCS.

Books

  • Segal, D. L. (Ed.). (2019). Diagnostic Interviewing (5th edition). New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • 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, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • 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: 

Journal Articles

  • Eades, A., Segal, D. L., & Coolidge, F. L. (2019). Suicide risk factors among older adults: Exploring thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness in relation to personality and self-esteem. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 88, 150-167.
  • Moye, J., Karel, M. J., Stamm, K. E., Qualls, S. H., Segal, D. L., Tazeau, Y. N., & DiGilio, D. A. (2019). Workforce analysis of psychological practice with older adults: Growing crisis requires urgent action. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 13, 46-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tep0000206
  • Orbons, I. M. J., Rossi, G., Verheul, R., Schoutrop, M. J. A., Derksen, J. L. L., Segal, D. L., & van Alphen, S. P. J. (2019). Continuity between DSM-5 section II and III personality disorders in a Dutch clinical sample. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 274-283. DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1467427
  • M. J., Rossi, G., Verheul, R., Schoutrop, M. J. A., Derksen, J. L. L., Segal, D. L., & van Alphen, S. P. J. (2019). Continuity between DSM-5 section II and III personality disorders in a Dutch clinical sample. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 274-283. DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1467427
  • Segal, D. L., & Granier, K. L. (2019). The promise of technology-driven interventions for older adults: An invited commentary. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27, 526-527.
  • Segal, D. L., & Mueller, A. E. (2019). Evidence of validity of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale for use among medically ill older adults. Journal of Depression and Anxiety Forecast, 2(1), 1010.
  • Betz, M. E., Kautzman, M., Segal, D. L., Miller, I., Camargo, C. A., Boudreaux, E. D., & Arias, S. A. (2018). Frequency of lethal means assessment among emergency department patients with a positive suicide risk screen. Psychiatry Research, 260, 30-35.
  • Bragg, T. L., Segal, D. L., & Coolidge, F. L. (2018). Mental health literacy and attitudes about mental disorders among younger and older adults: A preliminary study. Open Journal of Geriatrics, 1(2), 1-6.
  • Gatti, A., Gottschling, J., Brugnera, A., Adorni, R., Zarbo, C., Compare, A., & Segal, D. L. (2018). An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) in an Italian sample of community-dwelling older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 22, 1170-1178. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1347141
  • Arias, S. A., Boudreaux, E. D., Segal, D. L., Miller, I., Camargo, C. A., & Betz, M. E. (2017). Disparities in treatment of older adults with suicide risk in the Emergency Department. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65, 2272-2277.
  • Xiao-Ling, L., Lu, D., Gottschling, J., Segal, D. L., & Tang, S. (2017). Validation of a Chinese version of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale among community-dwelling older adults in mainland China. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 32, 57-70.
  • Betz, M. E., Arias, S. A., Segal, D. L., Miller, I., Camargo, C. A., Jr., & Boudreaux, E. D. (2016). Screening for suicidal thoughts and behaviors in older adults in the emergency department. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, e72-e77.
  • Segal, D. L., Connella, A., Miller, T., & Coolidge, F. L. (2016). Deliberate self-harm among younger and older adults. Death Studies, 40, 440-444.
  • Gottschling, J., Segal, D. L., Häusele, C., Spinath, F. M., & Stoll, G. (2016). Assessment of anxiety in older adults: Translation and psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 136-148.
  • Mahoney, C. T., Segal, D. L., & Coolidge, F. L. (2015). Anxiety sensitivity, experiential avoidance, and mindfulness among younger and older adults: Age differences in risk factors for anxiety symptoms. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 81, 217-240.
  • Pepin, R., Segal, D. L., Klebe, K. J., Coolidge, F. L., Krakowiak, K. M., & Bartels, S. J. (2015). The Barriers to Mental Health Services Scale Revised: Psychometric analysis among older adults. Mental Health & Prevention, 3, 178-184.
  • Segal, D. L., Gottschling, J., Marty, M., Meyer, W. J., & Coolidge, F. L. (2015). Relationships among depressive, passive-aggressive, sadistic and self-defeating personality disorder features with suicidal ideation and reasons for living among older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 19, 1071-1077.
  • Mueller, A. E., Segal, D. L., Gavett, B., Marty, M. A., Yochim, B., June, A., & Coolidge, F. L. (2015). Geriatric Anxiety Scale: Item response theory analysis, differential item functioning, and creation of a ten-item short form (GAS-10). International Psychogeriatrics, 27, 1099-1111.
  • 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.

Courses

  • 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

Organizations

  • 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

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)

Licensure

  • Psychologist, State of Colorado
  • Psychologist, State of Florida

Curriculum Vitae