Dr. George Thompson builds compassionate, trustworthy relationships between:
- Physicians and patients
- Therapists and clients
- Parents and children
Dr. Thompson is Chief Medical Officer at KidsTLC, Inc., a child behavioral health agency in the greater Kansas City area. KidsTLC provides a full array of psychiatric services, in particular for children who have experienced early trauma and abandonment. As a certified DDP therapist, Dr. George clarifies parenting strategies that nurture a child’s heart-felt knowledge that their lives matter to their families, to their community and to future generations, regardless of what challenges that life has presented them with so far.
He has been the Director of Training in the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine where he teaches future physicians the skills and importance of competent, compassionate doctor-patient communication.
Dr. Thompson has also conducted research in medical education, focusing on how medical professionalism is modeled and learned, and how the climate of professionalism at a medical school promotes or detracts from learning professionalism. His research has won awards and has been published in Academic Medicine.
For 17 years, he has taught and practiced the exercises of the Avatar® Course, authored by Harry Palmer, which increase a person’s internal locus of control with regard to their beliefs and schemas, their attention and will, and their ability to compassionately serve others.