Nicholas Cioe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Rehab Counseling

Director of Rehabilitation Counseling

Coordinator of SMVF Program

Director of Transition Specialist

508-767-7063 Kennedy Building - Room 107c

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration Rehabilitation Institute Southern Illinois University – Carbondale 2012
M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, 2009
B.A., Psychology; Philosophy minor College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 2005

Publications & Editorships

Cioe, N., Searle, G., Marquez de la Plata, Groff, A, Gutierrez, D., Ashley, M, Connors, S. Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Position Paper of the Brain Injury Association of America. 2017

Sprong, M. E., Cioe, N., Yalamanchili, P., & McDermott, A., Principles of Ethics. In J. Stano (Eds.), Ethics in Rehabilitation Counseling: A Case Study Approach. Osage Beech, MO: Aspen Professional Services. 2016

Cioe, N. J. & Wild, M. R. Philosophy of Rehabilitation. In: The Essential Brain Injury Guide 5th Edition. Ed. H. Reyst. Vienna, VA: Brain Injury Association of America. 2016

Cioe, N. J. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome (Dissertation). 2012

Upton, T. D., Alaw, R., Cioe, N. J. Duty to warn vs. duty to protect confidentiality: Ethical and legal considerations relative to individuals with AIDS/HIV. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42(1). 2011

Cioe, N. J., Bordieri, J., & Musgrave, J. R. Validity of the O*NET Ability Profiler for use in comprehensive vocational evaluations. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals, 6(1), 37-48. 2010

Cioe, N. J. & Upton, T. D. The Historical Context and Importance of Private Vocational Rehabilitation. In: Private Rehabilitation: Evolving Opportunities. Ed. T. D. Upton. Linn Creek, MO: Aspen Professional Services. 2010

Cioe, N. J., Upton, T. D., & Hollender, H. Differing perceptions following discharge from post-acute brain injury rehabilitation: Implications for rehabilitation administrators. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 34(1), 35-50. 2010

Conferences

2016. Cioe, N. J.  Preparing students to work with Veterans (Speaking Presentation). 2016 National Council on Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Arlington, VA. October 16 - 18.

2015. Cioe, N. J. Utilizing Motivational Interviewing to Maximize Effectiveness (Speaking Workshop).  CMSNE Case Management Week Celebration. October 19.

2015. Cioe, N. J. Understanding the WHY and Tips for HOW to Address Co-Existing Substance Use and Brain Injury (Speaking Workshop). Vermont Brain Injury Association, 27th Annual Brain Injury Conference, Tuesday October 13.

2014. Cioe, N. J. Co-existing Substance Use Disorders & Cognitive Impairment (Speaking Presentation). Maine Brain Injury Association 5th Annual Defining Moments in Brain Injury Conference. October 21.

2014. Cioe, N. J. Identifying Appropriate Treatment Approaches for Substance Use Disorders with Coexisting Cognitive Impairment (Speaking Presentation). Case Management Society of New England (CMSNE) Caring for your Brain, Thursday, October 16.

2014. Cioe, N. J. Co-Exiting Use Disorders & Cognitive Impairment: Guide for identifying appropriate treatment approach (Speaking Presentation). Case Management Society of New England (CMSNE) 25th Annual Conference, October 3.

2013. Cioe, N. J. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome (Speaking Presentation). Maine 4th Annual Conference on Defining Moments in Brain Injury, Tuesday October, 22.

2013. Cioe, N. J. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome (Speaking Presentation). Vermont Brain Injury Association, 25th Annual Brain Injury Conference, Tuesday October 8.

2013. Cioe, N. J. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome (Speaking Presentation). New Hampshire Brain Injury Association 30th Annual Brain & Stroke Conference, Wednesday May 15.

2012. Cioe, N. J. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome (Speaking Presentation). 10th Annual North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) conference, Miami, FL, September 12-15.

2011. Cioe, N. J. & Ramirez, J. Cooperative Approach to Counseling Individuals with Communication Impairments (Speaking Presentation).  9th Annual North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) conference. New Orleans, LA.  September 17.

2011. Hollender, H., Cioe, N. J., Sprong, M. E., Koch, D. S. (Speaking Presentation). Proposed Treatment Approach for Co-existing Brain injury and Substance Use.  2011 National Council on Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.  April 6 & 7.

2011. Cioe, N. J., Upton, T. D., & Hollender, H. Preparing for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: What are Rehabilitation Counselor Training programs doing? (Speaking Presentation). National Council on Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.  April 6 & 7.

2011. Cioe, N. J. Understanding what it Feels Like to Live with a Brain Injury:  Helping improve relationships one interaction at a time (Speaking Presentation).  10th Annual Statewide BI Conference, Warwick, RI.  March 25.

2011. Cioe, N. J. Understanding what it Feels Like to Live with a Brain Injury:  Helping improve relationships one interaction at a time (Speaking Presentation).  Annual Statewide BI Conference, Des Moines, IA.  March 11.

2010. Cioe, N. J., Hollender, H., Sprong, M. E., Upton, T. D. Cannabis use following traumatic brain injury (Speaking Presentation). National Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference, New Orleans, LA. October 17.

2010. Cioe, N. J. Identifying and providing services to people using substances after a brain injury (Speaking Presentation).  Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury.  Memphis, TN. October 15, 2010.

2010. Upton, T., Alghazo, R., Cioe, N., Hollender, H., & Watt, C. (2010, April 8)Duty to Warn vs. Duty to Protect Confidentiality. Poster presented at National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Los Angeles.

2009. Cioe, N. J. & Hollender, H.  Relationship development and maintenance following brain injury. (Speaking Presentation).  Life after Brain Injury: A seminar for Survivors and Families.  Salina, KS.  October 10.

2009. Cioe, N. J. & Hollender, H. Preparing for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: What are Rehabilitation Counselor Training programs doing? (Speaking Presentation).  National Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference, Louisville, KY.  September 12.

2009. Cioe, N. J. Survivor and significant other adjustment to living with a brain injury: More similar than you think. (Speaking Presentation).  8th Annual Statewide BI Conference, Warwick, RI.  March 24.

2009. Hollender, H., Cioe, N.J., Upton, T.D. Attitudinal differences about disabilities among rehabilitation professionals: A pilot study (Poster Session). National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. February 19.

Departmental Presentations

2014. Cioe, N. J. AODA Treatment for Persons with Cognitive Impairment (Lakeview Grand Rounds). Friday, June 6.

2014. Cioe, N. J. Guide for identifying appropriate treatment approach for substance use disorders with coexisting cognitive impairment. Lakeview 3rd Thursday at 3:00pm, Thursday March 20.

2013. Cioe, N. J. & Trudel, T.M. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome & TBI & PTSD Overlap and Treatment. Dorothy Dix Center, Bangor, ME, February 27.

2013. Cioe, N. J. & Trudel, T.M. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome & TBI & PTSD Overlap and Treatment. Bangor Maine VA Center, February 27.

2013. Cioe, N. J. Factors Influencing Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Treatment Outcome. Lakeview 3rd Thursday at 3:00pm, Thursday January 1.

2012. Cioe, N. J. Behavioral Strategies for the Retraining of the adult with Neurological Impairment. Brewer Rehab, Bangor, ME, November 13.

2011. Cioe, N. J. & Robbins, R. Suicide intervention: What to look for and how to help. NeuroRestorative – Carbondale.  June 19.           

2010. Cioe, N. J. & Robbins, R. Suicide intervention: What to look for and how to help. NeuroRestorative – Carbondale.  July 28 & August 18.

2009. Cioe, N. J. & Robbins, R. Adjustment to dealing with a brain injury: Similarities among survivors, significant others, and professionals. Center for Comprehensive Services – Carbondale.  April 29.      

Grants and Awards

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) since 2015

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) since 2009

Graduate Assistantship (2007 – 2011)

Guy A. Renzaglia Scholarship Award 2008

Professional Affiliations

Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island (Since 2001)

Brain Injury Business Council (Committee Member since 2013)

National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) – Student Member (2010 – 2012)

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) – Student Member (2007 – 2012)

Professional Service

Chair – BIAA White Paper on Outcomes in Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association Business Council Outcomes Committee member

Reviewer for the Vocational Evaluator and Career Assessment Professional Journal

Board Member of the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Board of Directors

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer

HSRS Member – Faculty Search Committee (2016-2017)

Research Projects

2007. Clinical Research Assistant, Primary Care Anxiety Project (PCAP), Brown University, RI. Conducted annual longitudinal clinical interviews for persons with mood and anxiety disorders

2006. MRI Analyst, NIH Sleep Apnea study, Brown University (Part-Time Volunteer) Examined the relationship between sleep apnea and subcortical hyperintensities (SH)—a marker of microvascular disease in older adults. 

2004. Research Assistant, College of the Holy Cross. Examined role of Estrogen on spatial reference memory in mice. Assessed behavioral effects prenatal ischemia in rats.