It’s a matter of contextual: Applying FACT in primary care; Part II (3 CE’s)

Presented by Melissa Baker, Ph.D., and David Bauman, Psy.D.
Friday, January 5th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

Building off of part I, attendees will enhance their understanding and skills related to FACT. Specifically, attendees will work through case examples and apply specific techniques to identified presenting concerns. Attendees will also practice developing their own metaphors and simplifying concepts of FACT to help ensure patient understanding. 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).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to apply the three pillars (open, aware, engaged) of FACT in a clinical practice
  • Attendees will be able to identify and apply contextual/FACT based approaches to common mental and behavioral health concerns
  • Attendees will be able to strengthen their abilities in developing metaphors and simplifying FACT concepts for patients

Presenter Information

Melissa Baker, Ph.D., is an adjunct Professor at Seattle Pacific University teaching Integrated Behavioral Health course to Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is an active member of Collaborative Family Healthcare Association and a Primary Care SIG member. Dr. Baker provides presentations and training in integrated behavioral health and acceptance and commitment therapy nationally at conferences. She is trained in ACT and Focused ACT (FACT). She is also a part of Behavioral Medicine Research Group at University of Washington School of Social Work doing brief behavioral health interventions for health conditions, such as brief intervention for recurrent abdominal pain in children.

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. Dr. Bauman has presented at a number of national conferences and authored book chapters on working with behavioral concerns in primary care. 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.

*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.