Anthony Young, Psy.D.

Anthony Young, PsyD

Anthony Young, Psy.D.

COLU 4017
Monday: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Professional Summary

Dr. Anthony Young has served as an Adjunct Instructor since 1992 in the UCCS Psychology Department. He has over 40 years of experience in the areas of Clinical and Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice.  

Dr. Young is former Chair of the Colorado State Board of Parole and is currently the Mental Health Institute Quality Assurance Analyst for the Office of Performance and Strategic Outcomes, Div. of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement, Colorado Department of Human Services.

Areas of Interest

  • Criminal justice reform, Holistic wellness, Health equity, Cross-cultural, & History.


  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 1990
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Eastern Illinois University, 1976
  • B.A. Experimental Psychology, Millikin University, 1975


Dr. Young has taught undergraduate courses including Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Polygraphy Psychology, Deviant Behavior, Social Psychology, Black Psychology, Personality Theory, General Psychology & Statistics,  Human Growth & Development, and Psychology of Diversity.

Current Courses

  • PSY 1000  General Psychology
  • PSY 3450  Psychology of Diversity
  • PSY 3480  Special Topics - Forensic Psychology
  • PSY 3620  Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 6730  Diversity of Culture and Family: Professional Development II

Professional Experience

Dr. Young has over 40 years of experience as a clinician and administrator in the areas of Clinical and Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice.  Some of Dr. Young’s professional experience include positions as, Manager of Offender Mental Health Services for the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health; Clinical Team Leader with the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo’s Institute for Forensic Psychiatry, Director; Clinical Behavioral Specialist and Acting Director for the Diagnostic Reception Center-Colorado Dept. of Corrections; and clinician with the Pueblo Regional Center, Disabled American Veterans – Department of Colorado, and Adult Forensic Services of Pikes Peak Mental Health Center. 

Representative Publications

  • Myers, L.J., Young, A., and Obasi, E. (2003) Recommendations for the Psychological Treatment of Persons of African Descent in Psychological Treatment of Ethnic Minority Populations. Washington, D.C. Association of Black Psychologists.
  • Young, A. & Reardon, J. J. (1979). Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity and Shipley Institute of Living Scales scores for Black Chicago youth. Psychological Reports, 45, 457-458.


  • Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists
  • National Association of Black Psychologists
  • Kuumba Cultural Collective of Southern Colorado

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Cornelia Sabine Award for Innovations in Psychology presented by the El Paso County Psychological Society (1994-95)
  • 2013 Trail Blazer Award presented January 13, 2013 by the Gospel Music Workshop Colorado Springs Chapter
  • 2012 Excellence in Criminal Justice presented February 10, 2013 by the 42nd Colorado Gospel Music Academy & Hall of Fame – Denver, CO
  • 2011 Men of Distinction Award presented June 25, 2011 by the Colorado Prince Hall Foundation
  • 2007 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award presented January 15, 2007 by the El Paso County Ministerial Fellowship
  • “Building Communities for the Next Millennium - Organizations that Make a Difference Award” presented May 16, 1998 by the Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists
  • Red Apple Award for Education & Youth Services presented by the Board of Education-El Paso County Harrison School District 2 (1998)
  • Outstanding Citizen Recognition Award presented by the Western Regional Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (1998)
  • Weaver Award recipient presented by the Colorado Springs Independent News in recognition of community service and the development of innovative youth programs. (1997)
  • Outstanding Community Leadership Award presented by the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region (1997)
  • Citizen of the Year Award Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Iota Omicron Lambda Chapter (1996-1997)
  • Community Service Award Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region (1997)
  • Community Service Commendation presented by El Paso Board of County Commissioners, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1997)
  • Outstanding Contributions Award presented by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (1994)
  • Sphinx Award for Outstanding Community Service presented by the Colorado Black Women for Political Action (1989)

Representative and Recent Service/Leadership Roles

  • Association of Black Psychologists – National President (2000-2001)
  • Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests, Board Member (2000-2001)
  • Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment - Minority Health Advisory Commission –Chair (2007-2010), Vice-Chair (2005-2007)
  • Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists (Founding Member, several offices held, and current President)
  • Joint Initiatives for Youth & Families, Chairman (1997)
  • Center for Public Health Practice Advisory Board - Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado-Member (2010-Present)