Linda Gomberg



Linda Gomberg

Department Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Associate Professor

  • Chair, Southern California IRB

  • Campus:
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Irvine, CA
Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 4199 Campus Dr Irvine CA 92612
Office 427B
4199 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

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. She has taught at the community college level as well as other graduate level courses on-ground and on-line.

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) (current Chair of TCSPP Southern California IRB), is a member of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, co-chaired the APA Division 46 conference committee, chaired the APA Division 46 Ethics Committee, presented at APA in Denver, Colorado, and is the author of Forensic Psychology 101 published by Springer.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. Linguistics Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
J.D. Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA
M.A. English California State University, Fullerton, CA
M.A. Clinical Psychology Pepperdine University, Irvine, CA
Ph.D. Psychology (emphasis in Media Psychology) Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Active Membership State Bar of California
Member American Psychological Association & Divisions 41 and 46
Licensed to practice law: State of California (Active Status)
Licensed to practice law: Supreme Court of the United States
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Volunteer/Member Heritage Pointe Retirement Community
Member University Synagogue
Volunteer Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Marriage & Family Select Expertise
Media/Pop Culture Media Psychology
Psychology Subdisciplines - Forensic Psychology
Title Location Date
Social Media and the Courts Denver, Colorado 2016
Social Media and the Courts Irvine, CA 2017
Sexual Offenders: One Approach Does Not Fit All San Diego, CA 2017

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 HardestyHow to Collect DebtsSuccessfully

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


Gomberg, L. (2018). Forensic Psychology 101. New York, NY: Springer.