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Sara G. Gilman, Psy.D.

Dr. Gilman, an LMFT since 1986, obtained her doctorate degree in 2017 with her dissertation focus on the effects of cumulative traumatic stress exposure in first responders and the use of EMDR as an early intervention. She is CEO of Coherence Associates, a professional group of EMDR Therapists in San Diego, CA, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Past-President of the EMDRIA Board of Directors. As a former San Diego Firefighter/EMT, she has blended her Mental Health expertise with her boots-on-the ground experience. The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress awarded her Fellowship status for her extensive work in utilizing EMDR with first responders. She is a California POST (Police Officer Strategic Training) trainer and helped develop a course on Law Enforcement Officer Wellness, and has authored 2 chapters in books on the use of EMDR with 911 Dispatchers. As author, speaker, and consultant, Dr. Gilman is passionate about building resiliency in first responders around the world.

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