Barry A. Schreier

Barry Schreier, Ph.D.

Director of Higher Education Programming
Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Clinical Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Iowa College of Education


Barry brings a unique and deep history of experience in the evolving world of campus mental health. This includes the critical relationship of mental health and well-being through the entire campus pipeline, from students to faculty to staff to families to administrators. Equity, access, and dignity anchor Barry’s work.


Since 2015, Barry served as the director of the University of Iowa’s Counseling Services. As a Counseling Psychologist, he approaches mental health with a positive psychology focus on our campus community’s strengths and resilience, not just on pathology and diagnosis.


In addition to his role at the Center, Barry will also serve as a clinical professor in the College of Education.  He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.