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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

  • California Psychological Association Member (2000-present)
  • National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) - President-Elect (2011-present); Secretary-Treasurer (2009-2011); Delegate (2004- Present)
  • American Psychological Association Member (1991-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. (2011). “Clinical training at an explicitly integrative program: Rosemead School of Psychology.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 30, 137-147
  • 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

  • Rogers, M., Cimbora, D.M., & Leach, J. (2010). Assessing Affective Morality and Forgiveness Differences With the Affective Morality Forgiveness Index, Second Edition (AMFI-2). Poster Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention (San Diego, CA).
  • Park, K., Cimbora, D.M., & Rogers, M. (2010). A review of literature regarding scientific controversies surrounding the psychometric properties of the Rorschach Inkblot Test. Scientific paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Jose, CA.
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2010). Advanced Rorschach scoring strategies. Workshop presented at the Rosemead Triennual Reunion, La Mirada, CA.
  • Leach, J., Cimbora, D.M., Rogers,M., & Soch, J. (2009). Statistical Analysis and Validation of the Affective Morality Forgiveness Index (AMFI):Examining the Influence of Affect on Moral Decision Making, Seeking Forgiveness & Recidivism. Poster Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Toronto, Canada).
  • Cimbora, D.M. & Mangione, L. (2009). Integrating core values and beliefs. Workshop given at the Mid-Winter Conference for the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2003). Cultural responsiveness: Seeing family through a new lens. Paper presented at the 5th Annual International Fatherhood Conference, Garden Gove, 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