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Davidson, Bernard

PhD, MSW

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Psychology
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Faculty Title

  • Associate Professor

Medical Degree

  • University of Georgia, PhD, 1980
  • University of Georgia, MSW, 1989
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, MA, 1976
  • Seton Hall University

Research

  • Family Group Treatment as a diversion for at risk and first time juvenile offenders.
  • Multiple Family Group Treatment for PTSD.

Languages

  • English

Dr. Bernard Davidson is associate professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior. He is a licensed psychologist in Georgia and has served on the faculty as the Director of Family Therapy Training for psychiatry and psychology residency training programs since 1989. His clinical practice focuses on child, adolescent, and family issues associated with relationship distress. He also provides individual psychotherapy, for a number of presenting problems, for children and adults that are associated with anxiety, depression, mood disturbance, and and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, an MSW from the University of Georgia, and a M.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University. His current research interests focus on multiple family group programs as diversions to youth probation and factors associated with youth delinquency and prevention. He has received grant funding and has published in this area. He has recently studied "excessive video game usage and family behavior" and has presented and published in this area. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Division of Family Psychology. Prior to his appointment at Georgia Health Sciences University, he has served as associate professor and Associate Chairperson for the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University from 1980-1988.