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Noel A. Ysasi, Ph.D., CRC

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Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Rehabilitation Counseling
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 353
Office Phone: 815-753-4131
Email: nysasi@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • AHPT 603: Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Therapy
  • AHRC 660: Foundations of Vocational Rehabilitation

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • M.S., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • B.S., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Professional License and Certifications 

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Research Interests

Veteran and military population, psychosocial aspects of disability, stigma towards people with disabilities and public and private sector rehabilitation counseling (i.e., life care planning).

Selected Publications

  • Chen, R. K., Zanskas, S. A., Kuo, H. J., & Ysasi, N. A. (2016). Factors influencing the decisions of women small business owners on hiring people with disabilities. Journal of Disability Studies, 2(1), 3-10.
  • Brown, A. B., Fischer, J., Ysasi, N. A., Diallo, A. B., Castillo, Y. S. (2016). Employment of Latinos with Disabilities: Academic/Work Self-Concept. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 47(2), 3-9.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Marini, I., Antol, D. L., Maxwell, K., & Kerwin, S. (2016). A comparison of physiatrist life care planners versus non-life care planner physiatrists’ professional opinions regarding secondary complications of spinal cord injuries. Journal of Life Care Planning, 14(1), 3-23.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Kerwin, S., Marini, I., Bradley, M., Antol, D. L. (2016). Comprehensive literature review of secondary complications of spinal cord injury. Journal of Life Care Planning, 14(1), 25-58.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Marini, I., Bradley, M., Chen, R. K., Dunkley, L., Kerwin, S. (2016). Physiatrists’ professional opinions of secondary complications after SCI. Journal of Life Care Planning, 14(1), 59-70.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Marini, I., Sprong, M., Silva, I. (2016). Differences among life care planners and physiatrists regarding the likelihood and frequency of secondary complications for persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Life Care Planning, 14(2), 3-37.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Silva, I., & Brown, A. D. (2015). Counseling families of active duty military and returning veterans. In I. Marini & M. A. Stebnicki (Eds.), The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Filmore, J. M., Barreto, D., & Ysasi, N. A. (2015). Counseling partners in the LGBTQ community.  In I. Marini & M. A. Stebnicki, (Eds.), The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Stebnicki, M. A., Marini, I. (2015). Professional counseling association and organizations (Appendix A). In I. Marini & M. A. Stebnicki, (Eds.), The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Glover, N. G., Ysasi, N. A., & Marini, I. (2015). Assessment of military viewpoints regarding post-secondary education: Classroom preferences and experiences. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 59(1) 18-29.
  • Diallo, A., Villarreal, M., Trejo, J., & Ysasi, N. A. (2015). The use of modified cognitive therapy to eliminate or reduce depression among persons with intellectual disability: A case Study. International Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2(7), 1-6. 
  • Ysasi, N. A., Glover, N. G., Brown, A. D., & Sharma, R. (2015). Veteran receptiveness towards complementary and alternative medicine. Military Behavioral Health, 1-15. doi: 10.1080/21635781.2015.1093977 
  • Marini, I., Fox, D., & Ysasi, N. A. (2014). The contemporary face of social security claimants. The Rehabilitation Professional, 22(3) 177-188.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Silva, I., & Guerrero, M. (2013). Urinary tract infections and spinal cord injury. Journal of Life Care Planning, 12(2) 25-32.
  • Ysasi, N. A., Brown, A. D., & Silva, I. (2013). Shoulder injury and pain among person’s with spinal cord injury. Journal of Life Care Planning, 12(2) 77-89.
  • Ysasi, N. A. & Marini, I. (2008). Professional Counseling Associations and Organizations (Appendix A). In I. Marini & M. A. Stebnicki (Eds.), The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference. New York, NY: Springer.