Abdoulaye Diallo, Ph.D., 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., Liberty University, Professional Counseling and Religion

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

Diallo, A. (2013). Clients' Willingness to Incorporate Religion or Spirituality in Counseling: A Brief Report: A Brief Review. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 56(2), 120-122.

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College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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