Dr. George Thompson builds compassionate, trustworthy relationships between:
- Parents and children
- Therapists and clients
- Physicians and patients
These days, Dr. George most enjoys empowering parents to raise compassionate, courageous and curious children through the transformational tools of Harry Palmer’s Avatar® Course.
Avatar teaches living deliberately:
- To act with determination – how, when and where you decide
- To place your attention where you want it, for as long as you want
- To remove self-denigrating beliefs and to replace them with self-empowering
- To relate with compassion, tolerance and understanding
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.