Julia ‘Judy’ Johnson, EdD, LEP, ABSNP


Assistant Professor; Program Coordinator, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Program, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-6022

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Building One, Room 120

Julia ‘Judy’ Johnson, EdD, was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as the LEP member to the Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California, serving from August 2005 to 2008, with a reappointment by Governor Brown from 2008 to 2012. She has served as a member on the State Stakeholders Committee for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), chair of the BBS Consumer Protection Committee, chair of the BBS Planning Committee, chair of the Continuing Education Provider Committee, and as a member of the Policy/Advocacy Committee. Johnson, of Brea, has been in private practice as a licensed educational psychologist for more than 25 years, assisting parents, community agencies, universities, and school districts with educational planning. She was previously on faculty at the University of Redlands as a professor in the MA in Education/School Counseling Program and at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She has been a school psychologist in districts throughout the state, serving as educational coordinator for counseling programs and supervisor for counseling interns in multiple mental health disciplines. Previously, Johnson was a part-time professor in educational psychology and special education at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. She is a member of the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the American Board of School Neuropsychology. She completed a Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice at the University of Redlands in 2011. Dr. Johnson completed preliminary work on developing a code of ethics for LEPs in California for her dissertation. Johnson is a Board Member of Lift Renewal Ministries, a private nonprofit organization that promotes leadership development within church communities throughout the world, The Dibble Institute, a private nonprofit organization that promotes mental health and positive relationships for youth, and The Riverside Assn of School Psychologists.


  • EdD, Leadership for Educational Justice, University of Redlands
  • MA, Education, University of Redlands
  • BA, Psychology and Religion, University of Redlands


  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Counseling
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Psychology
  • Licensed Educational Psychologist
  • Diplomate in School Neuropsychology

Academic Area

  • School of Education


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Post Concussive Syndrome and Return To Learn/Return To Wellness
  • PTSD –
  • Crisis Intervention and Response
  • Resiliency Skills and Restorative Practices
  • School Neuropsychology
  • Suicide and Risk Assessment

Courses Taught

  • EDCO 533 – Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • EDCO 535 – Professionalism, Ethics, and Law
  • EDCO 545 – Positive Behavioral Supports and Class Interventions
  • EDCO 550 – Crisis, Trauma, and Response to Intervention
  • EDCO 575 – Clinical Practica
  • EDCO 593 - Historical Development of School Counseling & School Psychology
  • EDPY 633 - Multicultural Assessment and Interventions
  • EDPY 637 - Child Psychopathology
  • EDPY 681 – Psychoeducational Assessment I
  • EDPY 697 – Readings in School Psychology