Dr. Young is a psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of sleep, mood, and anxiety disorders. Of particular interest to him is the non-pharmacological treatment of insomnia and the physiologic and neurologic basis of sleep function and sleep need across animal species.
Dr. Young is Assistant Clinical Professor (vol) in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral science at UCLA and currently teaches Doctoring 2 (2017-2018). Doctoring 2 (2nd year medical students) focuses on developing the skills needed for effective and empathic patient interactions across a variety of medical problems and psychosocial domains. Interviewing and critical thinking skills needed for diagnosis, treatment planning, and case conceptualization are built through the use of standardized patients, group discussion, and guidance from faculty.
Dr. Young has been on the UCLA faculty for the past 16 years and has taught both Doctoring 2 (above) and 3 (systems based healthcare), as well as a 6 week sleep disorders course which he developed for 1st and 2nd year medical students (part of the selective series).
Ph.D., University of Southern California (1995)
Pre-Doctoral Internship: Camarillo State Hospital (1992)
Psychologist License - California Board of Psychology: Granted March 1998
Behavioral Sleep Medicine Certification - American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Awarded 2008