George Woods


George Woods, MD, L.F.A.P.A. is the Immediate Past President of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. He has been asked to serve as Secretary General to the International Academy of Law and Mental Health during its amalgamation with the Institute of Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. He is also Deputy Chairperson of the Challenging Behaviors Special Interest Research Group of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders (IASSIDD)

Dr. Woods has worked with legal teams dealing with complex criminal and civil litigation. He has also worked with corporations like Vulcan Industries on educational initiatives, and Microsoft and Walmart on psychometrically and culturally competent employment testing procedures. He is currently Director of Clinical/Forensic Services at Forefront Behavioral Telecare, specializing in delivering telepsychiatric care to rural nursing facilities.

A faculty member of New York City’s Practising Law Institute (PLI), where he teaches accommodation issues of the American Disability Act and the assessment of workplace violence, Dr. Woods is also a Lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, and Adjunct Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. He is a Principal in JohnsonFreedmanWoods Education. JohnsonFreedmanWoods conducts a cutting edge webinar series, Where Mental Health Meets the Law, for Thomson Reuters Publishing Company. He also maintains an active neuropsychiatric practice in Oakland, California.

Dr. Woods has published extensively on topics including neurobehavioral assessment in forensic mental health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, cultural factors in assessing the mentally disordered, trauma, financial fraud, and intellectual disability. He has also consulted with forensic systems internationally, including Malawi, The Hague, Uganda, Kenya, Zanzibar, Senegal, Tanzania, Italy, and Japan.

Dr. Woods has consulted with Microsoft, BetterManager, the Evansville Indiana Unified School District, Defend Your Head, and other institutions/companies, developing neuroeducational systems and the cultural and neuropsychiatric implications of artificial intelligence.