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David M. Cimbora

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Clinical Training
  • B.S., University of Washington, Psychology
  • M.A., University of Denver, Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D., University of Denver, Clinical Psychology

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As Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Cimbora assists in both practica and internship placements, and oversees all aspects of clinical training. He currently teaches both objective and projective measures of personality assessment. His current clinical interests include work with couples through Emotionally Focused Therapy and treatment with adolescents. His current research interests involve co-leading a team with Dr. Christina Lee exploring the development of cultural identity, and in specific, the development of racial identity.

Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (Member, 1991-present)
  • California Psychological Association (Member, 2000-present)
  • Delegate to National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (2004-Present)

Publications

Book Chapter

  • Cimbora, D.M. & McIntosh, D.N. (2005). Understanding the link between moral emotions and behavior. In A.V. Clark (Ed.), Psychology of Moods. New York: Nova Science.

Articles

  • Cimbora, D.M., & McIntosh, D.N. (2003). “Emotional responses to antisocial acts in adolescent males with conduct disorder: A link to affective morality.” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent psychology, 32, 296-301.
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2001). “Understanding and preventing teenage delinquency.” [pamphlet]. Arcadia, CA: Narramore Christian Foundation

Presentations

  • Cimbora, D.M. (2003). “Cultural responsiveness: Seeing family through a new lens.” paper presented at the 5th Annual International Fatherhood Conference, Garden Gove, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2003). “Key principles in understanding and treating youth with conduct disorder.” Workshop presented at a meeting of the Colorado Christian Counselor's Association, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Murray, W.F., & Cimbora, D.M. (2001). “Older student, junior prof: An exploration of interpersonal dynamics.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Vazquez, V., & Cimbora, D.M. (2000). “Building stability and character in the family.” Paper presented at the Women of Excellence Conference, Long Beach, CA

Research Interests

  • Research interests include empathy, guilt, and forgiveness, particularly with delinquent youth populations

Activities

  • Cimbora, D.M. (2002). “Resistance to spiritual change.” An invited address to undergraduate chapel (approx. 2000 attendees), Biola University, La Mirada, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2002). “Tomorrow's opportunities.” Paper presented at Rosemead's 30th Anniversary celebration reception, San Francisco, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Vazquez, V., Garcia, D., Albertson, N. (2001). “Adolescent sexuality, pornography, and homosexuality.” Workshop presented to Young Life Ministries, La Mirada, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Vazquez, V., Albertson, M., Garcia, D., Mitchell, B. (2000). “What is Psychology?” Presentation for students at Lakeside Middle School, Norwalk, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Bang, E., Mitchell, B. (2000). “Issues of boundaries, ethics, and the law.” Workshop presented to Young Life Ministries. La Mirada, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2000). “Cultural responsiveness in clinical practice: A mandate for effective supervision.” Paper presented to area practicum supervisors at the Rosemead School of Psychology Practicum Symposium
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2000). “Who is today's college student?” Panel presentation at Biola University Faculty Workshop (approx. 200 attendees), Palm Springs, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Stromberg, A., James, L., & Sleeper, H. (2000). “Adolescent development and psychopathology.” Workshop presented to Young Life Ministries, La Mirada, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Stromberg, A., James, L., & Sleeper, H. (1999). “Group management and counseling skills.” Workshop presented to Young Life Ministries, La Mirada, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Stromberg, A., James, L., & Sleeper, H. (1999). “Basic counseling skills.” Workshop presented to Young Life Ministries, la Mirada, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Huson, D., Moorehead, D., & Stromberg A. (1999). “Group management and counseling skills.” Workshop presented to University Praise Church, Fullerton, CA
  • Cimbora, D.M., Stromberg., A., MacKay, D., & Moorehead, D. (1999). “Crisis intervention and child abuse.” Workshop presented to Young Life Ministries, La Mirada, CA