Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Matthew Young’s research interests include child and adolescent mood disorders, and evidence-based assessment and treatment of child and adolescent mental health problems. One of his clinical interests is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based treatment designed to address disruptive behaviors in young children between the ages of two and six years.
His research has been published in the Journal of Affective Disorders and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has also contributed chapters to the Clinical Manual for Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents and Assessing Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities.
Young received a BS magna cum laude in psychology and sociology from Providence College. He earned an MA and PhD in psychology, with a concentration in child clinical psychology, from the Ohio State University. He completed a clinical psychology predoctoral internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago; a fellowship in clinical psychology, adolescent mood disorder research, at Temple University; and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychopathology in therapeutic schools from Brown University. Most recently, he served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He was also a staff psychologist at the Bradley Schools/Lifespan School Solutions, Inc.