Learning to assist: Psychologist role in completing Practice-Based Research (3 CE’s)

Presented by David Bauman, Psy.D., and Laura-Mae Baldwin, M.D.

April 6th,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

Attendees will be educated on the process of completing practice based research within medical and primary care clinics. Specifically, attendees will be provided a history of practice based research networks and how psychologists are uniquely qualified to lead these research efforts. Guest speaker will describe a practice based research effort in the state of Washington, as well. Experiences will include didactic education, discussion and case presentations.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify the differences between research done in practice based research and traditional, academic research centers
  • Attendees will be able to describe practice based research efforts and how psychologists can integrate within these settings
  • Attendees will be able to identify potential quality improvement and practice based research opportunities within their current practice

Presenter Information

David Bauman, PsyD, 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. He completed formal training in the Primary Care Behavioral Health model and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy during his pre and post-doctoral experiences. Dr. Bauman has presented at a number of national conferences and authored book chapters on working with behavioral concerns in primary care. He currently serves on the leadership team of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s PCBH Special Interest Group. 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.

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, is a practicing family physician, a Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Family Medicine, and Director of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences’ Washington Wyoming Alaska Montana Idaho (WWAMI) region Practice and Research Network (WPRN). In her role with the WPRN over the past nine years, she has established active research partnerships with clinicians and clinical practices and organizations across five states. The WPRN has grown to 65 clinical practices with over 350 primary care providers, serving over 700,000 patients in largely rural and underserved areas. The WPRN’s practices collaborate with academic investigators on research that improves clinical practice and patient outcomes. One area of particular interest to the WPRN’s practices is the integration of behavioral health with primary care.

*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.