Nicholas is a PhD Candidate at The University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work, expected to graduate in August, 2017. He completed both his BSW (2008) and MSW (2010) at the University of Kansas. Since graduating he has worked as a social worker at a long-term mental health care facility in Topeka, KS where he provided a wide range of supportive services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Since 2012 he has additionally worked as a field instructor for MSW students attending Washburn University. Nicholas continues to work as an intake clinican at Highlands Behavioral Health in Littleton, Colorado. Within research, his primary areas of interest include poverty, homelessness and mental illness among adults, particularly how social support impacts the trajectory of homelessness, drug use, and behavioral addiction, as well as the psychosocial impact of mental illness on family members.
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