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

November 19, 2021
Homelessness is an entrenched problem for thousands of people in the Las Vegas Valley each year.
October 21, 2021
Jake Crandall took a deep pull from his vape as a woman emerged from the darkness of Fremont Street and into the parking lot of the Desert Moon Motel. She gripped the final $20 she owed him.
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2021
Jake Crandall took a deep pull from his vape as a woman emerged from the darkness of Fremont Street and into the parking lot of the Desert Moon Motel. She gripped the final $20 she owed him.
Money Geek
October 11, 2021
Regarding misconceptions, it is important to remind people that veterans (and folks experiencing homelessness more generally) are not homeless because they want to be.

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Campus News | December 29, 2021

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

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Campus News | September 15, 2020

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