L. Paul Bernard, ABD, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology (Murrieta Regional Campus)

Phone: (626) 815-6000
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L. Paul Bernard, ABD, is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), a national certified counselor (NCC), a certified clinical mental health counselor (CCMHC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Ph.D. candidate, professor, school counselor, pastor, and husband to Melanie and father of four. Bernard has been working in the mental health and clinical counseling fields since 1996. He has a passion to see effective clinical mental health services and interventions available in school settings.


  • Ph.D. (ABD), Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, Capella University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Psychology, Azusa Pacific University


  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPC1005)
  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, School Counseling, University of California, Riverside

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Psychology


  • Education-based Mental Health Counseling

Courses Taught

  • EDCO 528 – Community, Family, and School Collaboration
  • EDCO 533 – Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • EDCO 534 – Assessment, Measurements, and Testing of Individuals
  • EDCO 535 – Professionalism, Ethics, and Law
  • EDCO 545 – Positive Behavior Supports and Classroom Intervention
  • EDCO 549 – Career Development Theories and Techniques
  • EDCO 550 – Crisis/Trauma Response and Interventions
  • EDCO 555 – Group Counseling Skills
  • EDCO 557 – Human Growth, Development, and Learning
  • EDCO 575 – Clinical Practica
  • EDCO 587 – PPS Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism
  • EDCO 592 – Foundations and Ethics in Research
  • EDCO 593 – Historical Development of School Counseling and School Psychology
  • PRWR 260 – Writing 2: Psychology Subdisciplines and Career Trajectories