Abiola Dipeolu

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Florida State University

Email: adipeolu@albany.edu

Dr. Dipeolu will join the Division of Counseling Psychology faculty in the fall of 2017. Her research interests encompass work-related transitions and emerging adults with disabilities, training, and clinical supervision in career development practice. Dr. Dipeolu has been a guest editor on the latter topic and has appeared in related career development and vocational behavior journals, including Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Career Assessment, Journal of Career Development, and Career Development Quarterly. Dr. Dipeolu has presented her research throughout the U.S., and in countries outside of the U.S., including China, England, Canada. She is very active at the national, state, and local levels, and is a past president of New York State Career Development Association. Dr. Dipeolu was a recipient of the American Psychological Association State Leadership Award in 2005 and 2007, 2014 National Career Development Association Leadership Award, and the 2016 Career Development Teaching and Research Award, National Career Development Association. She is currently working on the finalization of the Barriers to Transition Inventory, an instrument designed to aid the transition planning process of students with disabilities at the cusp of post school transition. Dr. Dipeolu is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 17 and the National Career Development Association.

Dr. Dipeolu is a licensed psychologist and conducts psychological consulting, and intervention work using CBT-based model.


CBT-based techniques, internship, counseling theory, and practice.


Work-related transitions and emerging adults with disabilities; Training and clinical supervision in career development practice.

Representative Publications

Dipeolu, A., Donnelly, J. P., Cook-Cottone, C. P., Boling, T., Janikowski, T., Lee, G. K., & Reynolds, A. L. (2016). A concept map of campers’ perceptions of camp experience: Implications for the practice of family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy.

Dipeolu, A. O., Storlie, C. A., & Johnson, C. (2015). College students with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best practices for successful transition to the world of work. Journal of College Counseling, 18, 175–190. doi: 10.1002/jocc.12013. (published first online July 1, 2015)

Blankson, A. N., Dipeolu, A. Storlie, C. A., Woo, H. & Hargrave, S. (2015). Moderated mediation in career development research. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 6, 70-82. doi: 10.1177/2150137815569299. (published first online February, 5, 2015).

Dipeolu, A., Hargrave, S., & Storlie, C. A. (2014). Enhancing ADHD and LD diagnostic accuracy using career instruments. Journal of Career Development. doi: 10.1177/0894845314521691 (published first online February, 2014).

Dipeolu, A. O., Storlie, C. A., & Johnson, C. (2014). Transition to college and students with Autism
Spectrum Disorder: Strategy considerations for school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 12(11). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v12n11.pdf.

Dipeolu, A., Storlie, C., Hargrave, S., & Cook, R. (2014). A qualitative analysis of parents with children diagnosed with reading disabilities: Insights for working with families. The Family Journal. doi: 10.1177/1066480714547189, (published first online August 21, 2014).

Dipeolu, A. O., Sniatecki, J., Storlie, C. A., & Hargrave, S. (2013). Dysfunctional career thoughts and
attitude as predictors of vocational identity for young adults with ADHD. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 82, 79-84. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2013.01.003

Dipeolu, A. O., Hargrave, S., Sniatecki, J., & Donaldson, J. (2012). Improving prediction of significant
career-related constructs for high school students with learning disabilities. Career Development Quarterly, 60, 207–220. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2012.00017.x

Dipeolu, A. O. (2011). College students with ADHD: Prescriptive concepts for best practices in career
development. Journal of Career Development, 38, 408-427. doi:10.1177/0894845310378749 (published first online December 20, 2010).

Dipeolu, A. O. (2007). Career instruments and high school students with learning disabilities: Support for the utility of three vocational measures. Journal of Career Development, 34, 59-78. doi: 10.1177/0894845307304065

Dipeolu, A. O., Kang, J., & Cooper, C. (2007). Support group for international students: A counseling center's experience. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 22, 63-74. doi: 10.1300/J035v22n01_04

Dipeolu, A. O., Reardon, R., Sampson, J., & Buckhead, E. J. (2002). The relationship between dysfunctional career thoughts and adjustment to disability in college student with learning disabilities. Journal of Career Assessment, 10, 413-427. doi: 10.1177/1069072702238404