Linda Gomberg

Linda Gomberg

Department Faculty

    Assistant Professor

  • The Chicago School Irvine
    The Chicago School Los Angeles
Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
4199 Campus Dr Irvine, CA 92612
4199 Campus Dr
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Dr. Gomberg began her career teaching English in the public schools of Evanston, Illinois. After moving to California, she received her Juris Doctor Degree from Western State University. As an active member of the State Bar of California, she has practiced law, tutored individual law students, and taught law at several Southern California law schools. In addition to teaching substantive classes such as family law, estate planning, and civil procedure, Dr. Gomberg created, directed, and taught in the first comprehensive academic support program at Western State University College of Law after earning a Master of Arts Degree in English.

A lifelong interest in psychology motivated Dr. Gomberg to return to school for a terminal Master of Arts Degree in that subject, two intermediate Master of Arts Degrees and her doctorate. She has served on Institutional Review Boards (IRB), is a member of Psi Chi, the honor society, and has taught in both public and private schools at many levels.

  • B.A., Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University
  • J.D., Western State University College of Law
  • M.A., English, California State University, Fullerton
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • Ph.D., Psychology (with an emphasis in Media Psychology), Fielding Graduate University.
  • M.A. Psychology: Clinical
  • M.A. Psychology: Media
  • Licensed to practice law: State of California (Active Status)
  • Licensed to practice law: Supreme Court of the United States
Areas Of Expertise

Select Publications

  • Sachs, C. & Gomberg, L.  (2009). Intimate partner sexual abuse. In C. Mitchell & D. Anglin (Eds.), Intimate partner violence: A bio-psycho-social approach. New York, NY: Oxford University.

  • Sachs, C. & Gomberg, L. (2004) Health effects of domestic violence. Women’s Rx. Newsletter of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education and Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Gomberg, L.  (March 1997). Victimless (prosecution of) crimes: The sequel . Orange County Lawyer.

  • Gomberg, L. (March 1996). Victimless (prosecution of) crimes. Orange County Lawyer.    

  • Gomberg, L. (1992). Book Review/Essay, 19 Western State L. Rev. 383 (reviewing G. Vlastos, Socrates, Ironist and Moral Philosopher (1991).

  • Gomberg, L. Book Review, 17 Western State L. Rev. 249 (1989) (reviewing G. Block, Effective Legal Writing (1986).

  • Gomberg, L. Legal Skills Materials for the Academic Support Program. Western State University Fullerton and San Diego, through 1993.

  • Gomberg, L. Book Review, 15 Western State L. Rev. 875 (1988) (reviewing J. Delaney, How to Do Your Best on Law School Exams (1982) and How to Brief a Case (1987).

  • Gomberg, L. (1980). Legal aspects of consumer collection, in T. Frank Hardesty How to Collect Debts  Successfully

  • Gomberg, L. Don’t Get Uptight; Just Do It Right  (25 page pamphlet on writing skills for junior and senior high school students, 1974).

Select Presentations

  • Shepherd, J., Gomberg, L.J., Linquist, M. & Harrington, D. E. (2005). Sex differences in perceived benefit from a post acute cognitive rehabilitation program by using the neurobehavioral functioning inventory. Chicago, IL: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine; American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ACRM-ASNR) Joint Conference. Poster  presentation.

  • Southern California Council for Battered Women Training, July, 1999

  • Lecturer, Legal Education for Youth Program

Professional Activities and Honors

  • American Psychological Association, Co-chair Division 46 (Media & Technology) 2014 Convention.
  • American Psychological Association, Division 41 (Law & Psychology), Member.
  • International Conference on Violence, Abuse & Trauma (IVAT), Planning Committee Member.
  • Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN), Member  Child Adolescent Fatality Review Team, Michael Pines, PhD, Chair
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, Member
  • Bachelor of Arts with High Honors