George Woods


Dr. Woods is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Utah Medical Center. He is 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)

George 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, George is also a Lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, and Adjunct Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. George is a Principal in FreedmanJohnsonWoods Education. FreedmanJohnsonWoods 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.

His current passion is bringing his deep understanding of brain functioning and its impact on behavior to technological solutions in medicine, neuropsychiatry, and business.

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