A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Cheryl J. Simpson, PhD, EdS, MA, LEP, PPS

Cheryl Simpson, PhD, MA

Program Director, Counseling MS (with LPCC and PPS) and School Counseling Certificate
Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Email csimpson@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47012
Fax 909-558-0417

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 106A
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Educational and Counseling Psychology - University of Oregon, 1980
  • EdS, School Psychology - Loma Linda University, 1977
  • MA, Counseling - Loma Linda University, 1972
  • Secondary Teaching Credentials: English and Music

Areas of Specialization

  • Counseling psychology and educational psychology
  • Counselor licensure legislation and advocacy
  • Counseling program development and administration
  • Exceptional children and families
  • Forgiveness education and therapy
  • Psychological and educational assessment of children, adolescents, and adults
  • Psychological services in schools
  • Trauma education, trauma and children, and trauma and spirituality

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP)
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling (PPS/SC)
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology (PPS/SP)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)

Community Engagement

  • Presenter: Spring Education Council - How to Prepare K-12 Students for Emergencies without Traumatizing Them, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (2016)
  • Presenter: Simplifying Your Life, Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists (2015)
  • Weekend Speaker: Exploring Forgiveness; Love Grows Here; Forgiveness, Laguna Niguel Seventh-day Adventist Church (2015)
  • Seminar Coordinator/Presenter: Winter Wednesdays - Exploring Forgiveness, Loma Linda University Seventh-day Adventist Church (2015)
  • Seminar Presenter: Parenting Adolescents, Loma Linda Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church (2014)
  • Seminar Presenter: Parenting Young Children, Loma Linda Campus Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church (2014)
  • Presenter: Spring Education Council - Gay and Lesbian Youth in Adventist Schools, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (2013)