Addressing the Actual Problem: Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experience and the Impact it has on Medical and Psychological Conditions (3 CE’s)

Presented by David Bauman, Psy.D., and Bridget Beachy, Psy.D.
April 3rd,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level

More information coming soon.

Course Description and Target Audience

Adverse Childhood Experiences continue to show robust research in predicting both physical and mental health in adults. Attendees will be exposed to what defines an Adverse Childhood Experience, as well as how these experiences predict mental and physical health in adulthood. Furthermore, attendees will be educated on potential biological and behavioral explanations for why ACEs predict health in adulthood. Finally, attendees will learn strategies to prevent ACEs, as well as intervene when ACEs present. Experiences will include didactic education, case presentations, and role-plays. 

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc). There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify what constitutes an ACE.
  • Attendees will be able to describe research and the link between ACEs and physical/mental adult health.
  • Attendees will be able to apply evidence-informed strategies to prevent and combat ACEs.
  • Attendees will develop a SMART goal in regards to primary, secondary and tertiary interventions

Presenter Information

David Bauman, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and is the Behavioral Health Education Director at Central Washington Family Medicine, where he also serves on the residency faculty and as a behavioral health consultant. Dr. Bauman is the Regional Training Director for the NPTC-Cascades, where he oversees the HealthPoint and CHCW internship programs. He completed formal training in the Primary Care Behavioral Health model and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy during his pre and post-doctoral experiences. His training supervisors have included both Jeff Reiter and Kirk Strosahl and he has received formal training from Patricia Robinson. Dr. Bauman has presented at a number of national conferences and authored book chapters on working with behavioral concerns in primary care. He has served on the leadership team of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s PCBH Special Interest Group and is currently one of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine representatives to the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee. He has experience in training medical providers and residents, as well as behavioral health consultants, regarding the integration of behavioral health care and implementation of ACT (and other behavioral approaches) within primary care and other medical settings.

Bridget Beachy, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, is currently the Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), and leads a team of nine Behavioral Health Consultants (BHC). She is also a behavioral health faculty member at CHCW’s Central Washington Family Medicine Residency and has duties working as a BHC. She has received supervision from Dr. Strosahl during her postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Beachy also completed her pre-doctoral training at HealthPoint, a federally qualified health center which is known for its robust Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) program and was developed by Jeff Reiter. Dr. Beachy has experience in training medical residents, medical students, and BHCs in PCBH as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Focused. Additionally, she has co-authored two book chapters addressing behavioral health in medical settings and has given multiple presentations on integrated care both locally and nationally.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the Community Health of Central Washington, 1806 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima, WA 98902.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.