Edmund Young is an adjunct faculty member. He is an educational psychologist, licensed clinical social worker and gerontologist. A board certified diplomate in clinical social work, he currently serves as a grant and per diem liaison for the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, where he works with homeless veterans living with medical and/or co-occurring disorders.
Previously, he was a long-time employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, where he worked as a psychiatric social worker for the Downtown Mental Health Center serving the Skid Row area, as well as a supervising psychiatric social worker at the Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall Mental Health Unit and the Compton-West Specialized Foster Care Program. Young also worked as a contracted clinician for the State of California Department of Health Care Services, providing comprehensive mental health assessments in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and institutes for mental disease.
His areas of specialty include homelessness, veterans issues, co-morbid health and mental health issues, gerontology, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, children and families, clinical supervision, and program audits/quality assurance. His research interests are related to ADHD in Chinese-American populations.
Young is a member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association and National Association of Social Workers.