Irmo   Marini  Dr.

Professor  

Phone: (956) 665-7035
Email: irmo.marini@utrgv.edu

Irmo Marini Dr.

Dr. Marini graduated from Auburn University in 1992 and has amassed seven co-authored/co-edited books, over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous academic and national organization awards in teaching, research, and service in rehabilitation counseling psychology.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Psychosocial aspects of disability, social injustice, forensic rehabilitation expert witness issues, and rehabilitation counseling
  • Education

    • PhD, Rehabilitation, Auburn University, 1992
    • MA, Clinical Psychology, Lakehead University, 1985
    • BA, Psychology, Lakehead University, 1984
    • BA, General Arts, Lakehead University, 1982
  • Currently Teaching

    REHS 6360 01 - Counseling Theories:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    REHS 8300 01 - Sem in Dissertation Writing:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    REHS 9690 05 - Dissertation I:
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    Course Evaluations
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Selected Publications


  • Irmo Marini, Noreen Graf, and Millington Mike. Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Counseling Strategies. Springer Publishing, 2018.

  • Maria Romero-Ramirez and Irmo Marini. "Obesity as a Disability: Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Implications," Yes. Springer Publishing, no. 7th April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018: 16.

  • Irmo Marini, Noreen Graf, Bruce Reed, "Exemplary Rehabilitation Educators Experiences of Mentoring and Begginning their Careers," Rehabilitation Research, Polciy, and Education 31, no. 4 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): 18.

  • Noel Ysasi, Noreen Graf, Irmo Marini, and Rashita Sharma. "Receptiveness towards Complementary and Alternative Medicine aby Veterans and Military Servicepersons: Implications for Rehabilitation Professionals," Military Behavioral Health 4, (2016): 32-46.

  • Noreen Graf, Noel Ysasi, and Irmo Marini. "Assessment of Military Viewpoints Regarding Post-secondary Education," Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (2015): 1-12.

  • Irmo Marini, Xi Wang, "Ethnic, gender, and contact differences in intimacy attitudes towards wheelchair users," Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 56, no. 3 (2013): 135-145.

  • Irmo Marini, Xiaohui Wang, C. Etzbach, and A. Castillo. "Ethnic, Gender, and Contact Differences in Intimacy Attitudes toward Wheelchair Users," Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 56, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013): 135-145.

  • Irmo Marini, Elizabeth Chavez-Palacios, and Alinka Del Castillo. "Employer Validation of Acceptable Absenteeism Rates in Forensic and Social Security Venues," Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis 14, no. 1 (2012).

  • Irmo Marini and B Preston. "Employer Validation of Changing Classifications in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles," The Rehabilitation Professional 20, no. 3 (2012): 167-176.

  • Irmo Marini, Noreen Graf, "Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Strategies for Counselors," New York: Springer, 2012.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Noel Ysasi. Probability versus Possibility of Secondary Complications Occurring among People with Spinal Cord Injury, Foundation for Life Care Planning Research, $5,000.00 (2014 - 2015)



Selected Presentations


  • Irmo Marini, Noreen Graf, Bruce Reed, and Manisha Sharma. "Defining Moments and Career Reflections of Exemplary Rehabilitation Educators. ," National Commission on Rehabilitation Education Conference (NCRE) National Conference, (2017)

  • Irmo Marini. "Beyond Closure Status 26: The Real Impact Rehabilitation Counselors Have," Texas Rehabilitation Action Network annual training conference, Corpus Christi, Texas (September 2013)

  • Irmo Marini, Xiaohui Wang, C. Etzbach, and A. Castillo. "Ethics and Gender Effect on Intimacy Attitudes toward Wheelchair Users," 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings, San Diego, California (August 2012)

  • Irmo Marini. "Thriving following Adversity," convocation speech to South Texas Vocational Institute, Donna, Texas (December 2011)

  • Irmo Marini. "Psychological Impact of Hiring Disabled Workers," Division of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services annual employer training, Edinburg, Texas (October 2011)

  • Irmo Marini. "Talent Has No Boundaries," Disability Awareness Week, The University of Texas Pan-American; Edinburg (October 2011)

  • Irmo Marini and A Del Castillo. "Attitudes toward Intimacy with Wheelchair Users," The Academy of Spinal Cord injured Professionals, Las Vegas, NV (September 2011)

  • Irmo Marini, Xiaohui Wang, C. Etzbach, and A. Castillo. "Factors Related to Weight Reduction and Glycemic Success in A Chronic Disease Prevention Program for Border Hispanic Population," 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami, Florida (August 2011)

  • Irmo Marini, A Feist, Roy Chen, L Flores-Torres, and A Del Castillo. "Attitudes toward Intimacy with Wheelchair Users," The 11th Annual National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Manhattan Beach, California (April 2011)

  • Irmo Marini. "Humor in the Workplace," 2nd Clinical Lab Sciences conference, Brownsville, TX (April 2011)

Current Courses

REHS 6360 01 - Counseling Theories:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
REHS 8300 01 - Sem in Dissertation Writing:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
REHS 9690 05 - Dissertation I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses