It’s a matter of contextual: Applying FACT in primary care; Part I

Presented by David Bauman, Psy.D., and Bridget Beachy, Psy.D.
September 1st,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

Attendees will be introduced to the concept of functional contextualism and the impact it has on mental and behavioral health. Specifically, attendees 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. 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 describe the philosophy of contextualism and how it is distinguished from common medical models of mental and behavioral health
  • Attendees will be able to identify the six components of psychological flexibility and how the FACT three pillars simplifies the ACT hexaflex.
  • Attendees will be able to apply the contextualism philosophy to case conceptualization to common mental and behavioral health conditions

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.