Nicholas Barr

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Expertise: Clinical Social Work, Youth and Veteran Homelessness, Mindfulness

Biography

Nicholas Barr is an expert in youth, veteran and military homelessness, clinical social work, and mindfulness. His work focuses on intervention development and leveraging principles of mindfulness to enhance resilience and improve mental and behavioral health outcomes among young adults and current and former military members.

Prior to joining UNLV, Barr worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He also served as a clinical social worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. 

Barr’s research examines the risk and protective factors for populations with an elevated likelihood of traumatic experiences, like homeless youth and military service members. Barr holds certifications in a number of evidence-based practices including prolonged exposure and cognitive behavior therapy.

Education

  • P.h.D., Social Work, University of Southern California
  • M.S.W., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Religion, Columbia University

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Nicholas Barr In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 7, 2019
The solution to homelessness in the Las Vegas valley continues to be heavily debated. Is the answer found in the need for more affordable housing? Or more mental health services?
Fox News
October 22, 2019
Shawn McDougall said he served four years in the Army before he became a Marine. “I served in Iraq and Afghanistan, also Okinawa and Thailand,” McDougall said.

Articles Featuring Nicholas Barr

Nicholas Barr poses on UNLV's campus, his work focuses on homeless young adults and military service members.
PeopleOctober 14, 2019
Mindful of the needs of homeless youth, the social work professor has created a program to help.