Let’s integrate! Working with Medical Team to Enhance Integrated Care; Part I

Presented by David Bauman, Psy.D., and Bridget Beachy, Psy.D.
September 1st,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

While the call for integration has been heard, formalize training on how to work and integrate seamlessly within medical teams has been largely absent. Attendees will be provided an overview of “lessons learned” from experts in the integration field. Specific solutions to common barriers will be discussed, as well as tool-kit developed for attendees to be successful in their efforts to integrate. Experiences will include didactic education, video review and role plays. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

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 articulate the need for psychologists to integrate within medical systems
  • Attendees will be able to identify common barriers to integration, as well as factors that are associated with integration failures
  • Attendees will be able to implement a tool-kit designed to increase the likelihood of successful integration implementation

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.

Bridget Beachy, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist, is currently the Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), and leads a team of seven 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. 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.

*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.