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David M. Cimbora

Professor of Psychology

Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs

  • Ph.D., University of Denver, Clinical Psychology
  • M.A., University of Denver, Clinical Psychology
  • B.S., University of Washington, Psychology

CV Document (PDF)

As Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs, Dr. Cimbora oversees the Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology. In addition, he chairs the Admissions and Academic Qualifications Committee and oversees all American Psychological Association accreditation processes for both programs. He currently teaches Introduction to Psychopathology, Program Evaluation and Consultation & Criminal Forensic Psychology: Assessment & Integration. His clinical interests include couples and family therapy, and therapy with adolescents. His current research interests include criminal forensic psychology and multicultural issues.

Affiliations

  • National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP)
    • Past-President (2011-2014, including president-elect, president, and past-president roles)
    • Past-Secretary Treasurer (2009-2011)
    • Delegate (2004-Present)
  • Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC)
    • Past-Chair (2013-2015)
    • Member (2012-2013)
    • Observer (2011-2012)
  • American Psychological Association Member (1991-Present)
  • California Psychological Association Member (2000-Present)

Publications

Book Chapter

  • Cimbora, D.M. & Krishnamurthy, R. (in press). Asking difficult questions: Client definitions. In S.Smith and R.Krishnamurthy (Eds.) Diversity-sensitive personality assessment. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Cimbora, D.M. & Krishnamurthy, R. (in press). The importance of client context. In S.Smith and R.Krishnamurthy (Eds.) Diversity-sensitive personality assessment. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • 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

  • Doran, J.M. & Cimbora, D.M. (2016). Solving the internship imbalance: Opportunities and obstacles. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10, 61-70..
  • Cimbora, David M. (2014). Unified identity and shared purpose: A response to the blueprint for Health Service Psychology Education and Training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 8, 22-25.
  • 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.

Note: this is only a select list of publications by this faculty member. For a complete list, please see their CV Document.

Presentations

  • Smith, K., Cimbora, D., & Eltiti, S., (2016, August). Police Officer Traits Influence on Attitudes and Knowledge of Mental Illness. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • Apodaca, L., Cimbora, D.M., & Eltiti, S., (2016, August). Effects of state hope and police officers’ years of service on attitudes toward offenders. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2015). Microaggressions: Approaching the tension. Presentation at the California Psychological Association for Graduate Students Cross-Cultural Conference, La Mirada, CA.
  • Cimbora, D.M, & Doran, J. M. (2014, Co-chairs). Struggling together – Stakeholder collaboration to address the internship crisis [Presidential Programming]. Symposium at the 122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2014). Religiously-Based Professional Psychology Graduate programs and LGBTQ issues: An opportunity for engagement. In E. Samuels and P. Paul (Chairs), Controversial LGBTQ issues in graduate training. Symposium at the 122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Cimbora, David M. (2013). NCSPP responses to the internship crisis: Vision and hope. In P. Epps (Chair), The Impact of the internship crisis on the psychology training community: ACCTA liaison panel. Symposium conducted at the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies Conference (New Orleans, LA).
  • Cimbora, David M. (2013). The DSM 5: An Orientation and Examination. CE Workshop presented at Rosemead School of Psychology.
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2013). Action steps from NCSPP. In C. Grus (Chair), Actions by professional psychology to address the internship match imbalance. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Honolulu, HI).
  • Davis, A.M., Cimbora, D.M., & Lee-Kim, C. (2013). Effective teaching and learning in the multicultural class: Teaching philosophy, instructor qualifications, and best teaching practices. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Honolulu, HI).
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2012). What lessons have we learned? In F.M. Hayes (Chair), Training students for competency in religious and spiritual diversity: Lessons from the field. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Orlando, FL).
  • Cimbora, D.M. (2012). Promoting quality in professional psychology: A response from NCSPP. In S. McCutcheon (Chair), Quality training = Quality psychologists: Where are the gaps and how do we close them?” Symposium conducted at the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Conference (Tempe, AZ).
  • 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. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Jose, 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

Note: this is only a select list of presentations by this faculty member.

For a complete list, please see their CV Document.

Research Interests

  • criminal forensic psychology and multicultural issues
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