Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Unlocking Radical Change (3 CE’s)

Presented by David Bauman, Psy.D., and Bridget Beachy, Psy.D.
September 13,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

Participants will be introduced to the concept of functional contextualism and the impact it has on mental and behavioral health. Specifically, participants will be provided an overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the application of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy within brief visits. The rationale and philosophy of contextualism for mental and behavioral concerns will be the focus of this didactic. Experiences will include didactic education, video review, 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 to this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the philosophy of contextualism and how it is distinguished from common medical models of mental and behavioral health.
  • Participants will be able to identify the six components of psychological flexibility and how the FACT three pillars simplifies the ACT hexaflex.
  • Participants will be able to apply the contextualism philosophy to case conceptualization to common mental and behavioral health conditions.
  • Participants will strengthen their abilities in developing metaphors and simplifying FACT concepts for patients.

Presenter Information

David Bauman, PsyD is the Behavioral Health Education Director at Central Washington Family Medicine (CWFM), where he oversees a variety of behavioral health training programs (i.e., predoctoral psychology internship, post-doctoral psychology fellowship, and psychosocial medicine curriculum within the family medicine residency). He also serves as the Region Training Director of the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC)-Cascades Region psychology internship. In addition to his teaching, training, and administrative responsibilities, he practices as a behavioral health consultant at CWFM via the primary care behavioral health model. Dr. Bauman is one of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) representatives for the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee (AFMAC) and has served previously on the leadership team for the Primary Care Behavioral Health Special Interest Group of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. He has authored articles and book chapters regarding a number of primary care/behavioral health-related topics. He also regularly presents at national and regional conferences on integrated care, training of both medical and behavioral health providers, and the implementation of contextual based behavioral approaches (i.e., fACT) within the primary care context.

Bridget Beachy, PsyD, a licensed psychologist, is currently the Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), an FQHC that is dedicated to the integration of BHC services in primary care. Dr. Beachy is committed to providing BHC services and enjoys delivering clinical services to patients of all ages. She is also a faculty member at CHCW’s Central Washington Family Medicine Residency and is a primary supervisor for the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology programs. Dr. Beachy has experience in training BHCs, medical residents, and medical and psychology students in integrated care as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Focused ACT (fACT). She presents on integrated care locally/state-wide, nationally and internationally. Dr. Beachy has published written work, including articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Beachy has a passion for consulting with both organizations and individuals alike regarding the integration of behavioral health services into medical settings.

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 in the Gym at Four County Counseling Center, 1015 Michigan Avenue, Logansport, Indiana 46947.

*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.