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L. Paul Bernard, M.A.

Assistant Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology
Clinical Coordinator, LPCC Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Counseling
Phone: (626) 815-2960
Fax: (951) 304-3388
L. Paul Bernard, M.A., has more than 15 years of combined experience in public education and clinical psychotherapy. He serves on the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) Board of Directors, and has extensive experience helping parents and teenagers improve their relationship by showing mutual respect, developing better communication skills, and resolving conflicts. He teaches parenting skills and holds workshops on topics such as effective discipline and boundaries with kids, and has taught with the Institute for Christian Resources leading seminary students, pastors, and church leaders in Warsaw, Poland. His research and experience includes working with severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescent youth experiencing adjustment and attachment issues and severe emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. He has been brought in several times as a guest panelist for Western Seminary and has been the featured speaker for local church events.


M.A., Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
B.A., Psychology, Azusa Pacific University

PPS in School Counseling, University of California, Riverside


  • School of Education
    • School Counseling and School Psychology


  • Adjustment and Attachment Disorders
  • Clinical Counseling
  • School Counseling

Courses Taught

EDCO 528 – Community, Family, and School Collaboration
EDCO 533 – Counseling Theories and Techniques
EDCO 535 – Professionalism, Ethics, and Law
EDCO 549 – Career Development Theories and Techniques
EDCO 557 – Human Growth, Development, and Learning
EDCO 564 – School Counseling Fieldwork 1
EDCO 568 – School Counseling Fieldwork 2
EDCO 579 – Sociocultural Competence
EDCO 583 – Intervention Through Consultation
EDCO 587 – PPS Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism
EDCO 592 – Foundations and Ethics in Research
EDCO 593 – Historical Development of School Counseling and School Psychology

Office Hours

Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Office Location

Murrieta Regional Center

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