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Dr. George Thompson MD

Neuroscience Lead

George S. Thompson, MD, FAPA is a child psychiatrist specializing in residential treatment of traumatized youth and in polyvagal-informed crisis response.


He trains individuals in skills and attitudes that cultivate compassionate, trustworthy relationships, for instance, between physicians and patients, therapists and clients, and parents and children. He also assists healthcare organizations to build emotionally safe, curious, coherent, and collaborative cultures.

Dr. Thompson is medical director for two psychiatric residential programs in Kansas, psychiatrist for an innovative youth psychiatric urgent care center in Kansas City, and part of the team training mobile responders in Albuquerque’s Department of Community Safety.


He teaches tools that nurture one’s personal responsibility, compassion, and service to others through
the Avatar ® course.

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