Abdoulaye Diallo, Ph.D., MA., MAR, CRC

Title: Associate Professor
Division: Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Unit: Rehabilitation Counseling
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 323
Office Phone: 815-753-1040
Cell Phone: 336-235-5598
Email: adiallo@niu.edu


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • M.A., M.A.R.,  Liberty University, Professional Counseling and Religion, respectively.

Academic Research Interests

  • Attitudes towards persons with disabilities
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Employment for persons with disabilities
  • Health and wellness
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Mental illnesses (depression and anxiety)

Selected Publications

Diallo, A., Fonseca, L., Holland, D. & Cahit, K. (2023). A follow-up of a Modified Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing Intervention Efficacy in Tandem to Improve Employment Motivation for Persons with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Rehabilitation, 89(1), 17-27.

Diallo, A., Chen, R., Hossen, M. M., Luna, J., Paz, D., & Arjona, E. (2022). Diabetes Knowledge. What do student know. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 53(2). June 2022 issue.

Diallo, A., Fonseca, L., & Holland, D. (2021). Preliminary evidence on combined cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing intervention efficacy to improve employment motivation for persons with intellectual disabilities. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling, 1-8. doi: 10.1017/jrc0221.8

Diallo, A., Herold, M., Diallo, L., Marini, I., Dominquez, I. (2021). Clients’ Willingness to Incorporate Religion/Spirituality in Counseling. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, & Education, 35, 1, 2-17.

Diallo, A., Vang, C., Cuevas, S, Vemu, S. (2019). Caregiving and Stress: Family-Systems Resources and External Resources. Journal of Rehabilitation, 85, 4, 1-13.

Diallo, A., Braithwaite, J., Mamboleo, G., Tiwari, A., & Sharma, M. (2019). Use of live theater in changing attitudes toward persons with disabilities. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling, 25, 25-35.

Diallo, A., Vang, C., Rivas, B., Aguirre, A., Flowers, C., &  Kwan, N. (2017). The use of employment/Vocational rehabilitation services for persons with HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder: A potential health benefit. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 48,4, 28-38.

Diallo, A., Hansmann, S., Popan, J., Ysasi, N. (2016). An Analysis of Hispanic Students’ Preferences for Online or Face-to-Face Learning: A Pilot Study. Rehabilitation Counselors & Educators Journal, Volume 35 (1), 2 -2 17.

Diallo, A., Villarreal, M., Trejo, J., & Yasasi, N. (2015). The use of modified cognitive therapy to eliminate or reduce depression among persons with intellectual disability: A case study. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2, 7, 1-6.

Diallo, A., Popna, J., Fischer, J., Brown, A . & Saladin, S. (2015). Student engagement and personality. Rehabilitation Counselors & Educators Journal, 8, 1, 79-92.

Pete, J., Diallo, A., Kaya, C., Brooks, J., Allen, M., Bezyak, J., & Chan, F. (2015). Vocational rehabilitation as a public health intervention for young African American men with substance use disorders. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 43, 149-157.

Diallo, A. & Hunt, B. (2013). Emotional based intervention and changing attitudes towards people with disabilities. Rehabilitation Counselors & Educators Journal, 6(2), 48 – 57.

Diallo, A., Saladin, S., Groomes, D., Fischer, J., & Hansmann,S. (2013). Cognitive interventions in treating depression among those with significant developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 44(4), 3–9.

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