Cheryl Simpson, PhD, MA

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

Contact Information

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)