A senior psychologist at Menninger and an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bombel's special expertise is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychodynamic group consultation, personality assessment and clinical supervision.
Dr. Bombel’s research interests include construct and predictive validity of personality assessment measures and scales. He has co-authored publications in the Journal of Personality Assessment and Psychological Bulletin. As an educator, he provides clinical supervision and teaches a number of seminars for psychology and social work fellows. He is a two-time recipient of the Jon G. Allen Distinguished Educator Award and a recipient of Baylor College of Medicine’s Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Educational Consultant Awards.
Dr. Bombel earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo, his master's degrees in education from Washington State University and in psychology from the University of Toledo, and his undergraduate degrees in applied psychology and developmental psychology from Eastern Washington University. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship and psychoanalytic training at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass., and his post-master's internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.