Michael Accordino
  • Doctor of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., 1998
  • Master of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., 1992
  • Bachelor of Science, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., 1987

Michael P. Accordino, DEd, CRC, LMHC, is professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at Springfield College. He has worked in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation (community residential rehabilitation and partial hospitalization programs) for seven years and has been a rehabilitation educator for 18 years. Accordino has published articles pertaining to treatment outcomes of psychiatric rehabilitation facilities, vocational rehabilitation of people with psychiatric disabilities and has conducted communication skills training in community mental health and prison settings. He also has presented nationally and internationally on the same topics.

Courses Taught

  • Interviewing and Case Study Method
  • Evidence-based Healthcare
  • Principles of Rehabilitation
  • Needs of Aging
  • Ethics and Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Psychicatric Rehabilitation
  • Theories of Counseling

Certifications and Memberships

  • Present Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC; Massachusetts, #5105)
  • Present Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC; Certificate #00009925)
  • American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA)
  • Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society (Counseling Academic and Professional Honor
  • Society International)
  • National Council on Rehabilitation Education - President Elect.
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Accordino, M. P., & McReynolds, C. J. (2005, February). Psychiatric rehabilitation course content in rehabilitation counseling programs. Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Tucson, AZ.
  • Accordino, M. P., Bourgeois, P. J., & Pebdani, R. N. (2015, April). Comparing traditional and distance formats of a psychiatric rehabilitation course. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Spring Conference. Newport Beach, CA.
  • Accordino, M. P., Boutin, D. L., & McReynolds, C. (2011, April). Supported education and successful employment for people with psychiatric disabilities. Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.
  • Accordino, M. P., McReynolds, C. J., Accordino, D. B., & Bard, C. C. (2008, June). Professionals with serious mental illness: A population in need of help from rehabilitation educators. Presentation held at the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Il.
  • Accordino, M. P., McReynolds, C. J., Accordino, D. B., & Bard, C. C. (2007, February). Professionals with late onset serious mental illness: A population in need of help from rehabilitation educators. Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Andenmatten, T., Accordino, M. P., & Accordino, D. B. (2009, February). Return to work of people with psychiatric disabilities in the private sector. Poster Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Bard, C. C., & Accordino, M. P. (2006, February). Rehabilitation Education and the Internet. Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Bernaccio, C., Accordino, M. P., & Lynch, A. J. (2013, April). Families and their role and participation in psychiatric rehabilitation. Poster Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Boutin, D., & Accordino, M. P. (2009, February). Successful closures of consumers with psychiatric disabilities receiving higher education. Poster Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Boutin, D., & Accordino, M. P. (2010, April). Can higher education improve successful employment of people with psychiatric disabilities? Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.
  • Boutin, D.L., & Accordino, M.P. (2014, November). Rethinking the use of vendors to ensure successful employment. Poster presented at the Fall 2014 National Rehabilitation Education Conference, Arlington, VA.
  • Boutin, D., Accordino, M. P., Holloway, L., McCarthy, A., & Lynch, A. J. (2012, April). A response to campus violence. Poster Presentation held at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Publications

  • Accordino, M. P., & Hewes, R. L., & Crimoli, J. M. (2008). Public perception people with disabilities. In J. S. Stano (Ed.) Psychology of disability (pp. 70-87). Linn Creek, MO: Aspen.
  • Accordino, M. P., & Hunt, B. (2001). Family counseling training in rehabilitation counseling programs revisited. Rehabilitation Education, 15, 255-264.
  • Accordino, M. P., Keat, D. B., & Guerney, B. G., Jr. (2003). Using Relationship Enhancement® (RE) family therapy with an adolescent with serious mental illness and substance dependence. The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 25, 152-164.
  • Accordino, M. P., McReynolds, C. J., & Sedam, C. R. (2005). Psychiatric rehabilitation course content in rehabilitation counseling programs. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 36, 22-27.
  • Accordino, M. P., McReynolds, C. J., Accordino, D. B., & Bard, C. C. (2009). Professionals psychiatric disabilities served in private disability rehabilitation: Implications for rehabilitation counselor preparation. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 40, 22-27.
  • Accordino, M. P., Porter, D., & Morse, T. (2001). Deinstitutionalization of persons with serious mental illness: historical context and current consequences. Journal of Rehabilitation, 67, 16-21.
  • Accordino, M. P., Rosenthal, D., & Freund, R. (2000) Effects of treatment participation on quality of life of elders with serious mental disability. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 23(4), 35-40.
  • Accordino, M. P., Ross, B. L., Accordino, D. B., & Wilson, K. B. (2007). Effects of 9/11 disability insurance claim duration for people with post-traumatic stress disorder and other severe mental illnesses. The Rehabilitation Professional 15(3) 36-45.
  • Bates, J. K., Accordino, M. P., & Hewes, R. L. (2011). Functions of marijuana use in college students. Journal of College Student Development, 51, 637-648.
  • Boutin, D. L., & Accordino, M. P. (2009). Exploring postsecondary education and competitive employment for people with mental illness. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 40(2), 13-21.
  • Boutin, D. L., & Accordino, M. P. (2011). Importance of Collegiate Training for Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 14(1), 76-95. doi:10.1080/15487768.2011.546294.
  • Cumming-McCann, A., & Accordino, M. P. (2005). An investigation of rehabilitation counselor characteristics, White racial consciousness, and self-reported multicultural counseling competencies. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 48, 167-176.

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

Michael Accordino, DEd, professor of rehabilitation and disability services, was named president of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) in October 2016. His appointment is for one year. NCRE, formed in 1955, is a professional organization of educators dedicated to quality services for persons with disabilities through education and research.

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