Dr. Karin Young-Gomez

College of Letters and Sciences

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College of Letters and Sciences

Dr. Young-Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist who has been licensed by the state of California since 2002. Dr. Young-Gomez holds a Psy.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) San Francisco/Alameda. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, Davis with a BA in Psychology (major) and Sociology (minor). Dr. Young-Gomez has primarily worked in the field of forensic psychology in the area of correctional mental health. She also works with families of children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Young-Gomez began her career at National University as an Adjunct Instructor in 2011. She became a full-time Assistant Professor in 2014. She is currently the Regional Lead Faculty for the Bakersfield Campus for onsite Masters of Counseling Psychology (MAC) and Bachelor in Psychology (BAP) programs. Dr. Young-Gomez currently teaches several courses in the MAC program including Couples Therapy, Clinical Assessment, and Lifespan Development. Additionally, she teaches practicum courses for the MAC program as well as the Senior Project course for BAP.

Dr. Young-Gomez’ research interests include:
1. Criminogenic Factors in the Mentally Ill population
2. Clinician awareness and safety in the workplace
3. Children of incarcerated fathers: the psychological and social
tasks of the child
4. The role of attachment in couple relationships and couples therapy