Barbara M. Harris, BA, PhD
Barbara M. Harris, BA, PhD

Barbara M. Harris, BA, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Social Work Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Forensic Social Work

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Cultural and Social Studies

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD - 1995, University of Nebraska; MSW - 1982, University of Nebraska; BSW - 1977 University of Nebraska

Certifications

Licensed Mental Health Professional - active status Academy of Certified Social Workers - 1982-1990 National Certified Green Dot Trainer - 2010 Certified Yoga Teacher - 2005 Certificate CDR - Mediation - 2000

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Doll, Joy, Ryan-Haddad, Ann, Laughlin, Ann, Todd, Martha, Packard, Katie, Yee, Jennifer, Harris, Barbara: Begley, Begley, Kimberly Building inter-professional cultural competence, International Public Health Journal, 37-46, 2014
  • Building Interprofessional Cultural Competence in "Public Health: Improving health via inter-professional collaborations" Co-Author's - K. Begley, A. Ryan-Haddad, M. Todd, Jo. Doll, A. Laughlin, K. Packard, J. Yee, Nova Science, 2014
  • Drincic, A., Rule, Ann M., Cochran, Teresa M., Abbott, Amy A., Harris, Barbara M., Mu, Keli Safety improvment is in professional practice, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 2009
  • Drincic, A., Rule, A. M., Cochran, T., Abbott, A., Harris, B., Mu, Keli Safety improvement is in professional practice, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 29-70, 2009

Articles

  • Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., O?..Brien, R. L., McQuillan, R. J., Graves, J. K., Harris, B., Mahern, C., Schierton, L. S., Bramble, J. D., Clark, B. E., Gleason, J. M., Hoidal, P., Moores, K., Mu, K., Rule, A. M., Bradberry, J. C., Sonnino, R. E., Gerardi, Description and Evaluation of an Inter-professional Patient Safety Course for Health Professions and Related Sciences Students, Journal of Patient Safety, 2, 207-216, 2006
  • Anderson, D. K., Harris, B. M. Teaching social welfare policy: A comparison of two pedagogical approaches, Journal of Social Work Education, 41, 511-526, 2005

Presentations

  • Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy - Secondary Victimization/Self-Care, 2016
  • Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy - Secondary Victimization/Self-Care, 2015
  • Heart Ministry Center Staff and Volunteers - Trauma Informed care and the self, 2014
  • Completely Kids - Self-Care and Wellbeing in Professional Practice, 2014
  • Committee on the Status of Women - "Persona and Global Grief", 2014
  • Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy - Secondary Victimization/Self-Care, 2014
  • Annual Conference - Heartland Family Services - Self-Care: Working with vulnerable populations, 2013
  • Project Harmony - Staff development yoga and mindfulness: A Four Part Series, 2013
  • Committee on the Status of Women Fall Summit - " A little mindfulness goes a long way", 2013
  • Student Life Services Annual Retreat - "A Little Mindfulness Goes A Long Way", 2013
  • Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy - Secondary Victimization/Self-Care, 2013
  • Heartland Family Services - Self-Care and Best Practices for Child Welfare Professionals, 2012
  • 2004-2012 -- JPS 449 Course Presentation: The Role of Social Work in Social Justice, 2011
  • Intercollaborative Care Program Facilitator - Interprofessional Collaboration for the Health Professions Addressing Anxiety and Depression, 2011
  • Completely Kids - Self-Care for the Helping Professions, 2010
  • Campus for Hope - Self-Care for the Helping Professions, 2010
  • School of Medicine - Addressing health Disparities: Focus on Diabetes, 2009
  • York Women's Correctional Facility - Mindful Movement to Reduce Stress and Anger, 2009
  • Creighton University Patient Safety Day - Mindfulness Practice and Patient Safety, 2009
  • Center for Health Policy and Ethics - Caring For the Whole Person: Mind, Body, and Spirit, 2009
  • York Women's Correctional Facility - "I'm Not Just an Incarcerated Mom", 2009
  • School of Social Work Association of Nebraska - the Ethics of Treating Adolescents, 2008

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • 1) Best practices in Social Work; 2) Trans-professional Collaboration; 3) Wellness Within the Helping Professions; 4) What it means to "Help" People Living on the Margins

Awards and Honors

  • Student Community Engaged Service Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2015
  • Outstanding Service Award, University of Nebraska - Omaha, 2013