Dr. Young holds a B.S. from Austin Peay State University and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, a M.A. in Human Resources with a focus in Industrial and Organizational psychology, a Masters of Public Administration, a CAGS in School Psychology, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology from American International College. He finished a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology and earned a M.Ed. in Educational Administration and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at AIC. Dr. Young completed individualized graduate studies in school counseling as well as a CAGS in Educational Administration at Westfield State College before obtaining a MBA from Western New England College. Dr. Young also holds a Ph.D. from Union Institute & University with a specialization in educational administration.
In the broad helping profession, Dr. Young has had significant experience working in school, clinical and education settings. He is a nationally certified counselor, a nationally certified school psychologist, a licensed educational psychologist, a board certified health services provider, and a licensed psychologist with clinical and educational specialties. He is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
Dr. Young is also an experienced educator and educational administrator, having served in building and district level school leadership positions. In the field of education, he holds certifications as a superintendent of schools, school principal, special education director, pupil services administrator, special education teacher, guidance counselor and school psychologist.
Dr. Young is a regular presenter at state and national conferences, and he has published in various practitioner journals. Prior to joining the graduate and post-graduate faculties at Vermont College in the early 90's, he taught graduate level education, guidance and psychology courses at American International College. Dr. Young pioneered the Master of Arts with a concentration in Counseling Psychology and has been its Director since its inception in December 2001.