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.
His research interests include construct and predictive validity of personality assessment measures and scales. His co-authored publications include "An examination of the construct validity of the Rorschach Mutuality of Autonomy (MOA) scale," which was published in the Journal of Personality Assessment, and "The validity of individual Rorschach variables: systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the comprehensive system," which was published in the journal Psychological Bulletin. He is also an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.
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 degree in applied psychology and developmental psychology from Eastern Washington University.
He completed a post-doctoral fellowship and an advanced fellowship at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass. Training at his post-master's internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio focused on short and long-term individual psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychodynamic group therapy and psychological testing, e.g., psychodiagnostic evaluations and personality, cognitive, neuropsychological, risk (to re-offend) and competency (to stand trial) assessments.