George E Davis, MD

George Davis, MD is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has provided care to New Mexico children for over twenty years, and served as the Director of Psychiatry at the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families, where he worked on policy and clinical issues for the divisions of early childhood, juvenile justice, child protective services and behavioral health. He continues to serve on a number of legislative task forces including early childhood support and screening services, adverse childhood experiences and psychopharmacology for children. He recently co-authored psychopharmacology guidelines for New Mexico Medicaid and state custody children. He has offered expert witness testimony about child abuse and adolescent development on a wide range of juvenile criminal cases.
Prior to his state service, Dr. Davis served on faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine as Residency Director and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent psychiatry. He continues to teach there on the topics of child trauma, diagnostic and treatment issues for child trauma victims, and early development. Currently he serves as child psychiatry consultant for a University of New Mexico grant piloting innovative treatment models for delinquent children, where he sees patients and supervises in a family medicine clinic.
He became a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in 2011, and lectures nationally on the topic of child trauma. He is on the Board of Directors for the US Alliance to End the Hitting of Children, New Mexico Healing Addictions in Our Community, Children, Youth and Families: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Albuquerque, NM, and
His primary areas of interest and expertise are delinquency as an outcome of early neglect and abuse, extreme behavioral disorders in young children, psychopharmacology, and systems of care for severely disabled and underserved populations. Publications include topics of adolescent development and a landmark study of Adverse Childhood Experiences in juvenile delinquents.

Echo Parenting and Education, “Regulation, Co-Regulation, and Dysregulation: Early Childhood Development,” San Diego, CA, March 2016.

Children’s Law Institute, “The Long Term Neurodevelopmental Damage of Corporal Punishment,” Albuquerque, NM, January 2016.

New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Summit, “Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Incarcerated Youth,” Albuquerque, NM, October 2015.

Institute for Violence and Trauma, “Early Development: Regulation and Co-regulation,” San Diego, CA, August, 2015.

UNM Family Practice Resident’s Pediatric Development Block, “Neglect and Abuse, and the Impact on Delinquency,” UNM School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, June 2015.

Head to Toe Regional Educators Conference, “The Long Term Damage of Corporal Punishment for Children,” Albuquerque, NM, April 2015.

Children’s Law Institute, “Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder,” Albuquerque, NM, January 2015.

Child Trauma Academy Inaugural Conference, “Developmental Implications of Abuse and Neglect—Delinquency as Outcome,” Banff, Alberta, Canada ,June, 2014.

Arizona Judicial Conference, “The Developmental Origins of Delinquency,” Tucson, AZ, June 22, 2012.

Hogares Treatment Services, Inc., “Developmental Trauma and the Long Term Consequences of Neglect and Abuse,” Albuquerque, NM, April 20, 2012.

Treaty 4 Education Program First Nations, “Developmental Trauma in the School and Life of the Child,” Regina, Saskatchewan, CA, April 2, 2012.

Cal Farley’s Boys and Girls Ranch, “Assessment and Treatment by the Neurodevelopmental Model of Therapeutics,” Amarillo, TX, November 18, 2011

New Mexico Neurodevevelopmental Model of Therapeutics, “The Use of Psychotropics in Neglect and Abuse, Los Lunas, NM, December 10, 2011.

Grand Rounds, Department of Children, Youth and Families, “Dual Supervision by Dependency and Delinquency Court,” Albuquerque, NM. August, 2010.

Child Psychiatry Fellows Invited Lecture, “Developmental Trauma and Brain Development,” University of New Mexico School of Medicine, March, 2010.

Head to Toe Regional Conference on School Health, “Extreme Behavior Disorders in Young Children,” Albuquerque, NM. April, 2008.

Children’s Law Institute, “Early Developmental Trauma,” Albuquerque, NM, December, 2008.

Head to Toe Regional Conference on School Health, “Developmental Trauma,” Albuquerque, NM. April, 2007.

18th Annual Southwest Psychiatric Symposium, “Gender Issues in Psychiatric Disorders,” Albuquerque, NM. October, 2006.

New Mexico Pediatric Society, “Depression and Suicide in Children,” Gallup, New Mexico. September, 2006

Children’s Law Institute, “The Use and Abuse of Psychotropic Medication in Children,” Albuquerque, NM, September, 2004.

Cimarron Health Plan, “Attachment Disorders of Infancy and Reactive Attachment Disorder,” Albuquerque, NM. September, 2003.

Head to Toe Regional Conference on School Health, New Mexico Department of Health, “PTSD in Children,” Albuquerque, NM. April, 2003.

Society for the Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “The Juvenile Justice System as a Mental Health Delivery System,” Santa Fe, NM. March,


Grand Rounds, St. Vincent’s Hospital, “Psychiatric Disorders in the Developmentally Delayed Population,” Santa Fe, NM. February, 2003.

UNM Lecture Series to Indian Health Service, “Depression and Anxiety in Children,” Albuquerque, NM. May, 2003.

Head to Toe Regional Conference on School Health, New Mexico Department of Health, “The Medical Treatment of Anxiety and Depression,” Albuquerque, NM. April, 2002.

Albuquerque Indian Hospital Grand Rounds, “The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children,” Albuquerque, NM, January, 2001.

Tool Time: Building a Better Mental Health Community, New Mexico Department of Health, “The Causes of Agitation: Distinguishing Between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in Children,” May, 2000.

Advocacy, Inc., Guardian Ad Litem Training Workshop, “The Use of Psychotropic Medication in Children,” Albuquerque, NM. November, 2002.

UNM Hospitals Behavioral Health Education, “The Art and Science of Prescribing Psychotropic Medications in PTSD in Children,” Albuquerque, NM. November, 2002.

New Mexico Continuum of Care, “Psychosis in the Developmentally Delayed Patient,” Taos, NM. November 2002.

Childhood Revealed: NM School Mental Health Initiative, NM Department of Health, “Adolescent Moodiness: Development or Disorder,” Albuquerque, NM. March, 2001.

Indian Health Service, Santo Domingo Medical Clinic, “The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children,” Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM. January, 2001.

Public Health Service Regional Pediatric Conference, “Interview and Testimony in Cases of the Sexual Abuse of Children,” and “Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders,” Phoenix, AZ. March, 1999.

Indian Health Service Area Behavioral Health Conference, “Assessment and Differential Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents,” Isleta Pueblo, NM. March, 1998.

University of New Mexico Steering Committee on Native American Psychiatry, “Adolescent High Risk Behavior,” Albuquerque, NM, 1997.

Department of Children, Youth and Families, “Developmental Delays and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders,” Albuquerque, NM. May, 1995.

Grand Rounds, St. Vincent’s Hospital, “Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency,” Santa Fe, NM. January, 1995.