Taking the Next Step: Moving from a Trainee/Student to a Professional and Leader (3 CE’s)

Presented by David Bauman, Psy.D., and James Berghuis, Ph.D.
June 8th,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

The summarization of the previous didactics, attendees will be educated on how to transition from trainee to a professional and leader within the field. Largely based on discussions and experiential exercises, attendees will identify their future career paths and establish a plan to achieve these goals. Topics regarding licensure, board certification, post-doctoral fellowships, professional organizations, leadership positions, will be discussed, among others.

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 licensure requirements, as well as board certification and potential leadership positions in relative psychology organizations.
  • Attendees will be able to reflect on their past year of training and identify their future career goals.
  • Attendees will be able to apply a developed plan to achieve identified career goals.

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.

James Berghuis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and has been part of HealthPoint since the behavioral health program began over 13 years ago. He currently serves as the Behavioral Health Education Program Director. In 1994 he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Washington School of Medicine in the Reproductive and Sexual Medicine clinic. He then worked at UW for several years on training projects regarding psychiatric illness associated with HIV/AIDS and conducting clinical research projects using motivation interviewing interventions with adolescents and adults using marijuana. Therapeutic modalities include motivational interviewing, CBT, ACT, and hypnosis. His experience and interests include mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders (alcohol, drug, nicotine), health behavior promotion, sexual issues, HIV/AIDS, stress management, and chronic illness management.

*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.