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Andrew Young, Ed.D.

Professor of Psychology

  • Ed. D. Counselor Education, Texas Tech University
  • M. Ed. Community Counseling, Texas Tech University
  • M.S. Youth and Family Ministry, Abilene Christian University
  • B.A. Bible, Lubbock Christian University
Current Classes
  • Department of Behavioral Sciences:
  • Introduction to Counseling Professions
  • Theories of Personality
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Department of Nursing:
  • Interpersonal and Counseling Skills for the Nursing Profession


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 and Graduate Nursing program. He also serves as the coordinator for the Lubbock Police Department's Victim Services Crisis Team and on the LPD SWAT team as a Psychological Consultant and Hostage Negotiator. He is also the Clinical Director for the Critical Incident Stress Management Team at LPD, the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office (LSO), and the Lubbock Fire Department. He is also a Psychological Consultant and Hostage Negotiator with the LSO. His professional experiences add much to his teaching and classroom experiences.

Dr. Young has also been invited to speak at many academic and professional conferences including the Texas Counseling Association, the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas Crisis Intervention Team conferences, and state hostage negotiator association meetings in Texas, California, Washington, Missouri, Colorado, Michigan and Florida.  For more visit

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Recent Scholarly Activity

Dr. Young has written a book about his experiences as a crisis counselor and hostage negotiator at the Lubbock Police Department called "Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline."  This book is available through his website: (preferred method) or though

Academic Publications:

Young (2016). A National Survey of Hostage (Crisis) Negotiators in the US. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Vol. 31, pp. 310-321.

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.