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 was Deputy Chairperson of the Challenging Behaviors Special Interest Research Group of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders (IASSIDD) from 2015-2018.

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 telemedicine 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 was Adjunct Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry from 2002-2018.

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.

George has written extensively on disaster, interpersonal, and vicarious trauma. He has also written on neurobehavioral assessments in forensic cases, elderly abuses, neuroscience and law, cultural and environmental aspects of mental disease, and neurodevelopmental disorder.

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