Noreen   Graf  Dr.

Professor  

Office: EHABW 2.314
Phone: (956) 665-7344
Email: noreen.graf@utrgv.edu

Noreen Graf Dr.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Veterans
    • Disability and Adjustment
    • Disability and Spirituality
    • Violence against Women with Disabilities
    • Phototherapy and Disability
  • Education

    • PhD, Rehabilitation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1995
    • MA, Rehabilitation Counseling, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1992
    • BA, Art Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
  • Currently Teaching

    REHS 9190 02 - Dissertation:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    REHS 6370 02 - Techniques in Rehab Counseling:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    REHS 8305 01 - Qualitative Research in Rehab:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Noreen Graf. "Disability and Quality of Life Over the Life Span. ," Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Counseling Strategies. 2018.

  • Noreen Graf. "Ethical Responsibilities in Working With Persons With Disabilities and," Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Counseling Strategies.. 2018.

  • Noreen Graf, Irmo Marini, Bruce Reed, and Sharma Manisha. "Exemplar Rehabilitation Educator’s Defining Moments and Career Reflections," (2018): Rehabilitation Education, Research, and Policy.

  • Noreen Graf. "Family Adaptation Across Cultures Toward a Loved One," The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability. 2018.

  • Noreen Graf. "Family Adaptation Across Cultures Toward a Loved One Who," In I. Marini and M. Stebnicki (Eds) The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability. Springer Publications., 2018.

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

  • Noreen Graf. "Sexuality and Disability," Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Counseling Strategies. . 2018.

  • Deborah Ashley and Noreen Graf. "The Process and Experiences of Self-Employment among People with Disabilities," Rehabilitation Counselor Bulletin (2017).

  • 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.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Noreen Graf. Equipment funding from Kodak Corporation which included 50 disposable cameras to be used to research photography as a treatment tool for persons who are chemically dependent, ( )

  • Noreen Graf. The use of photography in treatment for substance abuse and sexual abuse, JM Foundation, $37,000.00 ( )

  • Noreen Graf. Trauma among Iraq and Afghanistan Combat War Veterans in South Texas: Re-entry and Adjustment, University of Texas-Pan American Faculty, Research Council (FRC) grant, $2,750.00 ( 2008)

  • Noreen Graf. 100 Women/100 Women, University of Texas-Pan American Faculty, Research Council (FRC) grant, $4,000.00 ( 2006)

  • Noreen Graf. End Violence against Women with Disabilities Project, US Department of Justice, $349,000.00 ( 2004)

  • Noreen Graf. Photography as a Treatment Technique for Persons who have A History of Sexual Abuse and are Chemically Dependent, University of Texas-Pan American Faculty, Research Council (FRC) grant, $2,750.00 ( 2003)



Selected Presentations


  • Noreen Graf. "Combat Veterans and Posttraumatic Growth.," National Commission on Rehabilitation Education Conference (NCRE) National Conference, National Commission on Rehabilitation Education Conference (NCRE) National Conference, (2017)

  • 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)

  • Noreen Graf. "What Works: Qualities that Contribute to Employment of Ex-Offenders with Mental Illness," National Commission on Rehabilitation Education Conference (NCRE) National Conference, (2016)

  • Noreen Graf. "Self-Employment as a VR Closure Option for People with Disabilities. ," National Commission on Rehabilitation Education Conference (NCRE) National Conference, (2015)

  • Noreen Graf. "Conversations with God: Prayer and Bargaining in Adjustment to Disability," National Commission on Rehabilitation Education Conference (NCRE) , San Francisco, CA (2012)

  • Noreen Graf, Eva Miller, and Amber Feist. "Returning veterans’ adjustment concerns: Family Views," National Commission on Rehabilitation Education Conference (NCRE) National Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA (April 2011)

  • Noreen Graf "A Comparative Analysis," Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Members, San Antonio, TX (April 2011)

  • S Freeman and Noreen Graf. "Families Coping with the Readjustment of Iraq Combat Veterans," University of Texas-Pan American College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 5th Annual Conference on Teaching and Research, (March 2011)

  • Noreen Graf. "Re-entry and Adjustment Issues of Combat War Veterans," 2010 Veterans Forum, California State University, Los Angeles (November 2010)

  • Noreen Graf. "Classroom Accommodation needs of Veterans," Our Soldiers, Our Veterans, Our Need for Awareness” Conference, The University of Texas – Pan American. Edinburg, TX (October 2010)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Noreen Graf. "F-e-Betty," (2015)

  • "Modified Radical," (2015)

Current Courses

REHS 9190 02 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
REHS 6370 02 - Techniques in Rehab Counseling:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
REHS 8305 01 - Qualitative Research in Rehab:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses