Young, M. Scott, PhD

Young, M. Scott, PhD

 

M. Scott Young, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. Dr. Young has Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Management Information Systems (MIS) and earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Combining his interests in both MIS and psychology, Dr. Young has received and worked on grants and contracts using behavioral healthcare administrative data sets to examine homelessness, mental health, and substance use policy issues, and he has also collaborated on corrections- and community-based behavioral health treatment evaluations at the system-, agency-, and program-levels.  The bulk of Dr. Young's recent research examines alternatives to incarceration for drug offenders and implementation of low demand housing models based on harm reduction principles for homeless individuals who cannot, or will not, cease substance use.

Dr. Young has worked on projects funded by various foundations and federal, state, and county entities, including the Veterans Administration; Marijuana Policy Project; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; NIH’s NIAAA & NIDA; US Department of Justice; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and Mental Health Services (CMHS); Administration for Children & Families; Florida Department of Children & Families; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Hillsborough County Children’s Board; Eckerd Foundation; & Eli Lilly & Company.

Aside from conducting research, Dr. Young has also taught classes on co-occurring disorders, research methods, and professional development, and he mentors undergraduate and graduate students interested in addictions and homelessness research. Dr. Young recently served on Florida’s Substance Abuse Prevention Advisory Council.

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Recent Publications

Sharp, A.**,Young, M. S., & Moore, K. A. (2019). Relationship between substance use, bullying, and other delinquent behaviors among high school students: A secondary analysis of the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey.  Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, e-pub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s11414-019-09649-5

Moore, K. A., & Young, M. S. (2018).  WeCan! A 12-month evaluation of a drug court treatment program serving females addicted to prescription drugs.  Journal of Addiction and Recovery, 2, 1007.

McGonigal, P.T.*, Moore, K. A., & Young, M. S. (2018).  The moderating relationship of comorbid psychopathology on treatment outcomes for young adult offenders in drug court.  Dual Diagnosis: Open Access, 3(2), 1-6. doi:10.21767/2472-5048.100040 

Young, M.S(2018).  Gender differences related to the types of sexually abusive incidents encountered by adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Archives of Psychology, 2(6), 1-7. doi:10.31296/aop.v2i6.78

Peters, R., & Young, M. S., Rojas, E. C., & Gorey, C. M. (2017). Evidence-Based treatment and supervision practices for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in the criminal justice system. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Moore, K.A., Young, M.S., & Snelling, E. (2017). Profile of Alcohol and Drug Indicators for Hillsborough County, Florida. Report prepared for the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA), Tampa, FL.

Young, M. S., & Moore, K. A. (2016). Prevalence and predictors of substance-related emergency psychiatry admissions. Dual Diagnosis: Open Access, 1(1:4), 1-11.

Clark, C., Young, M. S., Teague, G., & Rynearson-Moody, S. (2016). Development of a measure of housing and housing services. Community Mental Health Journal, 52, 66-72. doi: 10.1007/s10597-015-9969-y

Kolp, E., Friedman, H., Krupitsky, E., Jansen, K., Sylvester, M., Young, M.S., & Kolp, A. (2016). Ketamine psychedelic psychotherapy: Focus on its pharmacology, phenomenology, and clinical applications. In P. Wolfson & G. Hartelius (eds.), The Ketamine Papers (pp. 97-198). Santa Cruz, CA: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Young, M. S., Casey, R., & Smits, P. (2016). VA Low Demand Grant Per Diem housing program models: An implementation framework. Report prepared for the VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Tampa, FL: VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans.

Young, M. S., Heaberlin, B., & Campbell, C. (2016). Florida SMART re-entry probation program year 2 evaluation report. Submitted to the FL Department of Corrections and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Moore, K.A., Baroni, M., Young, M. S., & Kemph, J. (2016). Final Report: Evaluation of the Hillsborough County, FL family dependency treatment court (FDTC) program. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Moore, K.A., Barongi, M., Young, M. S., & Kemph, J. (2016). Research Brief: Family dependency treatment court (FDTC). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Kolp, E., Friedman, H., Krupitsky, E., Jansen, K., Sylvester, M., Young, M. S., & Kolp, A (2015). Ketamine psychedelic psychotherapy: Focus on its pharmacology, phenomenology, and clinical applications. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 33(2), 84-140.

Young, M. S. (2015). Daiquiri. In S. C. Martin (Ed.) Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives (Vol. 4, pps. 450-452). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi:10.4135/9781483331096.n162

Young, M. S. & Van Dorn, R. (2015). New Orleans Hurricane. In S. C. Martin (Ed.) Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives (Vol. 14, pps. 909-910). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: 10.4135/9781483331096.n349

Peters, R. H., Hunt, B., & Young, M. S. (2015). SMART Recovery. (2015). In J. Golson (Ed.), Alcohol: Social, cultural, and historical perspectives. (Vol. 18, pps. 1164-1166). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: 10.4135/9781483331096.n433.>

Peters, R. H., Gonzalez, S., & Young, M. S. (2015). The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI). In J. Golson (Ed.), Alcohol: Social, cultural, and historical perspectives. (Vol. 18, pps. 895-897). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: doi:10.4135/9781483331096.n344.

Richman, M.*, Moore, K. A., Barrett, B.**, & Young, M. S. (2014). Baseline trauma symptomatology decreases likelihood of drug court graduation of female offenders. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 13, . Retrieved from http://www.kon.org/urc/v13/richman.html

Young, M. S., Barrett, B. A.**, Engelhardt, M., & Moore, K. A. (2014). Six-Month outcomes of an Integrated Assertive Community Treatment team serving adults with complex behavioral health and housing needs. Community Mental Health Journal, 50(4), 474-479. doi: 10.1007/s10597-013-9692-5

Van Dorn, R. A., Desmarais, S. L., Swartz, M. S., Young, M. S., & Sellers, B. G.** (2014). Critique of Bahorik, Newhill, Queen, & Eack, Under-reporting of drug use among individuals with schizophrenia: prevalence and predictors. Psychological Medicine, 44(3), 668-672. doi: 10.1017/S0033291713002511

Young, M. S. (2014). Habitat for Humanity. In L. Cousins (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (Vol. 5, pps. 604-606). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: 10.4135/9781483346663.n257

Young, M. S. & Stiles, P. G. (2014). TRIO Programs. In L. Cousins (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (Vol. 12, pps. 1309-1310). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: 10.4135/9781483346663.n556

Young, M. S. & Peters, R. H. (2014). American Correctional Association. In L. Cousins (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (Vol 1., pps. 82-83). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: 10.4135/9781483346663.n38

Young, M. S. (2014). Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. In L. Cousins (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (Vol. 5, pps. 758-760. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: 10.4135/9781483346663.n325

Young, M. S. & Johnson, M. (2014). Diversity and Equality in Health and Care (Journal). In L. Cousins (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (Vol 1., pps.392-393). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers. doi: 10.4135/9781483346663.n173

Clark, C., Barrett, B. A.**, & Young, M. S. (2014). A transactional model of homelessness and alcoholism: Developing solutions for complex problems. In C. Clark (Ed.), Homelessness: Prevalence, Impact of Social Factors, and Mental Health Challenges (pps. 135 – 148). New York: Nova Publishers.

Clark, C., Young, M. S., & Dow, M. (2013). Can strengthening parenting couples’ relationships reduce at risk parenting attitudes? The Family Journal, 21(3), 306-312. doi: 10.1177/1066480713476841

Desmarais, S., Van Dorn, R., Sellers, B.**, Young, M. S., & Swartz, M. (2013). Accuracy of self-report, biological tests, collateral reports and clinician ratings in identifying substance use disorders among adults with schizophrenia. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(13), 774-787. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0031256

Van Dorn, R., Desmarais, S., Young, M. S., Lee, B., & Swartz, M. (2012). Poster #253: Longitudinal substance use trajectories for persons with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 136(S1), S372. doi: 10.1016/S0920-9964(12)71085-X

Van Dorn, R., Desmarais, S., Young, M. S., Sellers, G. B.**, & Swartz, M. (2012). Assessing illicit drug use among adults with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 200, 228-236. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.05.028

Ogle, A.*, Moore, K. A., Barrett, B.**, Young, M. S., & Pearson, J. (2012). Clinical history and characteristics of persons with oxycodone-related deaths in Hillsborough County. Forensic Sciences International, 223(1-3), 47-52. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.07.016

Chuang, E., Moore, K. A., Barrett, B.**, & Young, M. S. (2012). Effect of a family dependency treatment court on child welfare reunification, time to permanency, and re-entry rates. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(9), 1896-1902. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.06.001

Barrett. B.** & Young, M. S. (2012). Past-year acute behavioral health care utilization among individuals with mental health disorders: Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8(1), 19-27. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2012.648438

Moore, K. A., Barrett, B.**, & Young, M. S. (2012). Six-Month behavioral health outcomes among family dependency treatment court participants.  Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(3), 313-329. doi:10.1080/15548732.2012.683370

Peters, R. A., & Young, M. S. (2011). Coerced Drug Treatment. In M. Kleiman, J. Hawdon, & G. Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, Volume 1 (pps. 142-145). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers.

Young, M. S., Peters, R. H., & Petrila, J. (2011). Florida Laws and Programs. In M. Kleiman, J. Hawdon, & G. Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, Volume 1 (pps. 296-300). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers.

Young, M. S., Kolp, E., & Friedman, H. (2011). Ketamine. In M. Kleiman, J. Hawdon, & G. Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, Volume 1 (pps. 450-451). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers.

Barrett, B.**, Fogel, S. J., Garrett, J., & Young, M. S. (2011). Assessing health care needs among street homeless and transitionally-housed adults. Journal of Social Services Research, 37(3), 338-350. doi:10.1080/01488376.2011.564073

Lesperance, T.**, Moore, K. A., Barrett, B.**, Young, M. S., Clark, C., & Ochshorn, E. (2011). Relationship between trauma and risky behavior in substance-abusing parents involved in a family dependency treatment court. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 20(2), 163-174. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2011.546752

Young, M. S., Harford, K.**, Kinder, B., & Savell, J. K.* (2010). The relationship between childhood sexual abuse and adult mental health among undergraduates. In N.B. Moore, J.K. Davidson, & T.D. Fisher (Ed.), Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings, 3rd Edition (pps. 517-524). New York: Oxford University Press.

Fracasso, C. L., Friedman, H. L., & Young, M. S. (2010). Psychologists’ knowledge of and attitudes about near-death experiences: Changes over time and relationship to transpersonal self-concept. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 29(1), 273-281.

Fracasso, C. L., Aleysin, S. A., Friedman, H. L., & Young, M. S. (2010). Near-death experiences among a sample of Iranian Muslims.  Journal of Near-Death Studies, 29(1), 265-272.

Van Dorn, R. A., Kosterman, R., Williams, J. H., Chandler, K.**, Young, M. S., Catalano, R. F., & Hawkins, J. D. (2010). The relationship between outpatient mental health treatment and subsequent mental health symptoms and disorders in young adults. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 37(6), 484-496. doi:10.1007/s10488-010-0291-2

Barrett, B., Young, M. S., Teague, G., Winarski, J., Moore, K. A., & Ochshorn, E. (2010). Recovery orientation of treatment, consumer empowerment, and satisfaction with services: A mediational model. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(2), 153-156. doi: 10.2975/34.2.2010.153.156

Carton, A.*, Young, M. S., & Kelly, K. M. (2010). Changes in sources and perceived quality of social supports among formerly homeless persons receiving Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services. Community Mental Health Journal, 46, 156-163. doi 10.1007/s10597-009-9185-8

Young, M. S., Clark, C., Moore, K. A., & Barrett, B.** (2009). Comparing two service delivery models for homeless individuals with complex behavioral health needs: Preliminary data from two SAMHSA Treatment for Homeless studies. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 5(3-4), 287-304. doi: 10.1080/15504260903359015

Dates, B., Young, M. S., Bennett-Clark, F., Broner, N., Neumiller, S., DeJong, F., Kendall, D., Leddy, J., & Richards, S. (2009). Assertive community treatment fidelity in programs serving persons who are homeless with co-occurring mental and addictive disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 5(3-4), 264-286. doi: 10.1080/15504260903288826

Neumiller, S., Bennett-Clark, F., Young, M. S., Dates, B., Broner, N., Leddy, J., Kendall, D., Richards, S., & De Jong, F. (2009). Implementing assertive community treatment in diverse settings for people who are homeless with co-occurring mental and addictive disorders: A series of case studies. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 5(3-4), 239-263. doi: 10.1080/15504260903175973

Broner, N., Dates, B., & Young, M. S. (2009). Guest editorial: Interventions for homeless individuals with co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 5(3-4), 234-238. doi: 10.1080/15504260903359023

Clark, C., & Young, M. S. (2009). Outcomes of mandated treatment for women with histories of abuse and co-occurring disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 37(4), 346-352. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2009.03.011

Hannah, A.*, Young, M. S., & Moore, K. A. (2009). Relationship between substance use, trauma history, and trauma symptoms among female prescription drug abusing drug court participants. URC Undergraduate Research Journal, 8,http://www.kon.org/urc/v8/hannah.html

Barrett, B.**, Young, M. S., Moore, K. A., Borum, R., & Ochshorn, E. (2009). Factors predicting criminal justice behavior for homeless persons receiving integrated residential treatment for co-occurring disorders. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 19(5), 291-297. doi: 10.1002/cbm.742

Moore, K. A., Young, M. S., Barrett, B.**, & Ochshorn, E. (2009). A twelve month follow-up evaluation of integrated treatment for homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders. Journal of Social Service Research, 35(4), 322-335. doi: 10.1080/01488370903110829

Kolp, E., Krupitsky, E., Friedman, H., & Young, M. S. (2009). Entheogen-enhanced transpersonal psychotherapy of addictions: Focus on clinical applications of ketamine for treating alcoholism. In A. Browne-Miller (Ed.). The Praeger International Collection on Addictions, Vol. 3 (pps. 403-417). Westport, CT: Praeger.