J. Scott Young

Counseling and Educational Development (CED) Department

Email: jsyoung3@uncg.edu
Office: 222 Curry Building

Research Interest

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Spirituality and Religion in Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Group Counseling


  • Ph.D. Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.Ed. Counseling, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Dr. Scott Young joined UNCG in 2008 as Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development and served in that role for 10 years.

He currently serves as a professor in CED where he teaches both doctoral and master’s coursework.  His primary research focus is on the interface of spirituality and religion with counseling practice and has published numerous articles in this area. He is co-editor of Integrating Spirituality into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice, the text Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Elements of Effective Practice, and the text Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Single Subject Design. His leadership in the counseling field includes service as president of the Association for Spiritual Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling, as a member of the Governing Council and Executive Committee for the American Counseling Association.

Professional colleagues have recognized him with numerous awards for outstanding research, excellence in teaching, and exemplar service. He was selected as an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow for his significant contributions in scientific achievement and training of counselors. Because of his expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship, in 2016, Dr. Young was selected as the Dean’s Fellow of Innovation for the School of Education.

Link to Dr. Young’s CV