Ed Sherman, Psy.D. received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. Dr. Sherman has 40 years of experience in public safety having served as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic.
He initially performed fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services duties in the New York City area. Dr. Sherman later worked for many years in the law enforcement profession in San Diego in assignments including patrol, traffic, training, judicial protection, warrant enforcement, and post-blast investigation. He worked as a Criminal Intelligence Supervisor for the California Department of Justice where he coordinated a joint federal, state, and local law enforcement investigative group. Dr. Sherman was originally trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) in 1993, served as a member of the San Diego CISM Team, and has performed critical incident stress debriefings, defusings, demobilizations, and individual peer support for first responders and other personnel in situations involving line of duty deaths, suicides, and other traumatic events. He is a graduate of the San Diego State University Trauma Recovery Services certificate program and was appointed as a member of the advisory board.
Dr. Sherman has been performing workplace violence threat assessments for more than 20 years, was the primary violence threat assessor for the County of San Diego, and coordinated risk management activities related to maintaining a safe and secure work environment for 17,000 employees at 700 work sites. He has worked as an organizational consultant and has provided services including assessment, training, coaching, team building, and process improvement facilitation for staff at all levels including executives and boards of directors. Dr. Sherman remains actively involved in the public safety field as a volunteer fire lieutenant coordinating a specialized unit.