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Department: Behavioral Sciences
Office Hours: Please email for an appointment. Office: Behavioral Sciences Building - Rm. 106 E Phone #: 353 Andy.Young@LCU.EDU

Personal Info

Dr. Andrew Young has been a professor at Lubbock Christian University since 1996. Along with teaching, his primary focus has been in the areas of Crisis Counseling, Emergency Services, and the integration of Psychology and Theology. He currently teaches in the undergraduate Psychology department, Graduate Counseling program, and Graduate Nursing program. He also serves in various capacities (counselor, Critical Incident Stress Management Team Clinical Supervisor, Negotiator with the LPD SWAT team) with the Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Sheriff's Office, and Lubbock Fire Department. His professional experiences add much to his teaching and classroom experiences.

Latest News

Recent Scholarly Activity
Young, A. (2012). The effectiveness of cumulative stress debriefings with law enforcement personnel. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 14 (1), pp.37-44

Young, A. T., Brumley, N. (2009). On-scene mental health services: A case study of the Lubbock Police Department's Victims Services Crisis Team. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

Galyean, K. D., Wherry, J. N., & Young, A. T. (2009). Valuation of services offered by mental health professionals in SWAT team members: A study of the Lubbock, Texas SWAT team. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 23(1), 1-8.

Young, A. T., Fuller, J., & Riley, B. (2008 On-scene mental health services provided through police departments. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Vol. 30, pp. 345-361.

Book Review
Pozzulo, J., Bennell, C., & Forth, A. Forensic Psychology, Chapters One Through Seven. For the American Adaptation of the Second Edition.

Lubbock County Child Fatality Review Team. Child Death Scene Investigators for First Responders. Psychology Coping and Responding to a Child Death Scene. May 17th, 2013.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock. Crisis Intervention: Priest and Parishioner Response and Preparation. April 17th, 2013.

Lubbock Police Department. Negotiator Training, Personality Disorders and Negotiating March 5th, 2013.

Lubbock Christian University Scholar’s Colloquium. Hostage Negotiator Experience, Personality, Cognitive-Emotion Regulation, and Decision-Making Style: A Look Inside an Ongoing Study from Idea to Data Collection. Lubbock, Texas. April 19th, 2013.

Lubbock Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center. Hostage Survival. February 26th, 2010.

Lubbock Area Law Enforcement Homicide Investigator School. How Psychology May Inform Interview and Interrogation in Law Enforcement. February 11th, 2009.

Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. Basic Negotiator School Presenter, Abnormal Psychology for Crisis Negotiators and Use of Mental Health Professionals in Hostage-Barricade Incidents. August 13th, 2008.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, 9th World Congress on Stress, Trauma, and Coping. Baltimore, Maryland, 2007. Complicated CISM in a Police Department After Two Line-of-Duty Deaths in One Week.

Current Classes

  • Department of Behavioral Sciences:
  • Introduction to Counseling Professions
  • Theories of Personality
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Research Methods
  • Psychopathology
  • Graduate Counseling:
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Department of Graduate Nursing:
  • Interpersonal Counseling Skills in Human and Interpersonal Behavior

Previous Classes Taught

  • Department of Behavioral Sciences:
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • The Family
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Psychology of Personal Adjustment
  • Integration of Psychology and Theology
  • Practicum
  • Department of Graduate Behavioral Sciences:
  • Group Therapy
  • Premarital and Marital Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychopathology if Individuals and Families
  • Counseling Theories
  • Practicum
  • Internship I
  • Internship II
  • Department of Biblical Studies:
  • Religion, Life, and the Bible
  • Counseling Families in the Church

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2013