985380 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5380
Kaitlyn M Young, PhD, (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, specializing in Comprehensive School Mental Health. In her work, Dr. Young consults with schools to understand their needs and implement a mental and behavioral health system that increases access to services and is equitable in its approach. Dr. Young provides individual and family therapy services within the school setting, fostering positive relationships between the home, school, and community. Additionally, Dr. Young works collaboratively with trainees to build their skills in therapy, consultation, and systems development and implementation. As a faculty trainer for the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Dr. Young works on several grant funded teams and projects, all with the central aim of increasing access to evidence-based mental health services in schools.
Dr. Young graduated with her doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed applied and research experiences in urban and rural schools, promoting access to mental and behavioral health services. Dr. Young completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and specialized in school-based mental health.
- Teaching online: Design, delivery, and teaching presence (November 2021)
- Integrated behavioral health certificate (March 2021)
- Provision of behavioral health services via tele-health (September 2020)
- Mental Health First Aid (October 2019)
- Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in the Schools (September 2019)
- PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2021
- Certificate in Prevention and Intervention Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2019
- MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2019
- Young, K. (2021, October). Cultural responsiveness. Guest lecturer, Mental Health Practice Partnership Professional Seminar, Omaha, NE.
- Young, K. (2021, February). Interviews, culturally responsive interviewing practices, and interview reporting. Guest lecturer, Educational Psychology 951: Academic and Behavior Assessment, Lincoln, NE.
- Young, K. (2019, October). Emotional and behavioral disability and mental health. Guest lecturer, Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education 300: Individuals with Disabilities, Madison, WI.
- Young, K. (2019, September). Introduction to and training of meta-analysis procedures. Trainer, Prevention and Intervention Sciences Trainees and Undergraduates, Madison, WI.
- Young, K. (2019, June). Social and emotional development. Guest lecturer, Educational Psychology 320: Human Development in Infancy and Early Childhood, Madison, WI.
Research Interests and Projects
- Implementation of mental and behavioral health systems in urban, suburban, and rural schools
- Providing culturally responsive practices for immigrant youth in rural schools
- Parent-teacher partnerships
Peer Review Publications
- Garbacz, S. A., Im, S., Young, K., Godfrey, E., Stelter, C., Twombly, T., Deng, X., & Albers, C., (accepted). Examining caregiver and school personnel experiences with school mental health in rural communities. School Mental Health.
- Garbacz, S. A., Jordan, P., Novotnak, T., Young, K., Zahn, M., Markham, M. A. (accepted). Stakeholder perceptions of conjoint behavioral consultation for middle school students. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation.
- Garbacz, S. A., Minch, D. R., Jordan, P., Young, K., & Weist, M. D. (2020). Moving towards meaningful and significant family partnerships in education. Adolescent Psychiatry, 10(2), 110-122.
- Garbacz, S. A., Hall, G. J., Young, K.,Lee, Y., Youngblom, R. K., & Houlihan, D. D. (2019). Validation study of the Family Involvement Questionnaire–Elementary Version with families in Belize. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 00, 1-6.
Professional Organization Publications
- Young, K., Chadwell, M.R., Scanlan, L., Zivny, S. & Clarke, B. (2022). Executive Functioning in Schools. Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.
- Chadwell, M.R., Young, K., Franta, E., S. Zivny & Clarke, B. (2021). Stress and Worry in the Classroom: Function-Based Strategies for Addressing Anxiety. Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.
- Young, K., Ramberg, E., Awkward-Rich, L., Boonstra, K., Hoiting, J., Snyder, J., Graue, E., Grodsky, E., Jeppson, A., & Vaade, E. (2019) Understanding the Quality of Instruction in Madison 4-Year-Old Kindergarten. Madison, WI: Madison Education Partnership. pp. 1-29.
- Moore, E. C., Jeglum, S., Young, K., & Campbell, S. M. (2019). Self-care in supervision: How do we teach others to care for themselves? Communique, 47(8), 1, 30-31.
- American Psychological Association, Division 16
- National Association of School Psychologists
- Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology
- University of Wisconsin-Madison School Psychology’s Leadership Award (March 2020)