Bernard Davidson

Bernard Davidson

Academic Appointment(s)

Emeritus Faculty

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior


Dr. Bernard Davidson joined the faculty as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, and Director of Family Therapy Training in 1989. He previously served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Associate Chairperson in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University from 1980 – 1988. His graduate training has been in Clinical Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, and Clinical Social Work from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutgers University, and The University of Georgia.


  • MSW, Social Work University of Georgia, 1990

  • Ph.D., Child Development University of Georgia, 1980

  • MA, Psychology, General Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1976

  • BA, Psychology, General Seton Hall University, 1973


  • PSYC GA Secretary of State, 1989

Teaching Interests

His teaching interests include Family Therapy and Problem Based Learning for medical students.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Psychiatry Clerkship Survival Guide, 2015
  • Introversion and Medical Student Education: Challenges for Both Students and Educators., 2015
  • Student assessment of psychiatry clinical simulation teaching modules, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • PSRY 5000: Psychiatry Clerkship Survival Guide, 2014
  • Psychiatry Clinical Simulation Online Teaching Modules: A Multi-Site Prospective Study of Student and Faculty Assessments, 2014

Research Interests

Dr. Davidson’s research interests and peered reviewed publications have included studies on “Perceptions of Equity in Emotional Expression and Marital Adjustment”; “Sex-role Orientation and Marital Adjustment”; “Introversion and Medical Student Performance”, and “Group Interventions for First Time Juvenile Offenders and Families”; among others. He has presented at numerous workshops and conferences, and has been called upon for many media and public service presentations. As a Licensed Psychologist his major focus has been on the direct delivery of psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults, as well as couples and families with an emphasis on dealing with anxiety, mood, and life adjustment issues. He has also led Veteran’s and Veteran’s Family adjustment groups for PTSD for over a decade.

College Service


    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Social Behavior and Personality 2003 - 2015

    Role: Other
  • McGraw Hill Publishers 1988 - 2015

    Role: Other
  • Oxford University Press - 2013

    Role: Other