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From a very young age, Dr. Betty Gilmore developed a passion for serving under-represented groups and creating opportunities for giving a voice to those who are marginalized in society. Her academic pursuits allowed her many opportunities to work with diverse populations while obtaining her doctorate and master’s degrees in clinical psychology.

She has delivered training programs and professional presentations nationally and internationally in peace building, crisis management and conflict resolution. Her other areas of interest and specialized training include trauma, human rights and social justice.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Gilmore has worked in clinical, teaching, training, supervisory and consulting roles in a wide variety of settings including academic, workplace, private practice, community, outpatient and inpatient psychiatric facilities.

Dr. Gilmore currently serves as director and faculty for the Center for Dispute Resolution at Southern Methodist University where she teaches in both the counseling and dispute resolution graduate programs. She is also a lecturer at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the Werner Institute at Creighton University School
of Law.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University. In addition, she received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Gilmore is on the board of the Texas After Violence Project and lives in Dallas, Texas.