Working and Training Programs in Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health (7 CE’s)

Presented by David Bauman, Psy.D., and Bridget Beachy, Psy.D.
Friday, March 23rd,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of behavioral health integration within primary care. Further, attendees will be exposed to a model of integration (i.e., primary care behavioral health), as well as a clinic in action and a training program for pre-doctoral psychology interns in integrated behavioral health.

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 and describe the philosophy of primary care/population-based health and how this differs from traditional specialty mental health concerns
  • Attendees will be able to describe how and why primary care is the de facto mental health system in the US
  • Attendees will be able to identify the core features of HRSA’s Level 5 and 6 of integrated care
  • Attendees will be able to identify the core features of the Primary Care Behavioral Health model, including the GATHER acronym and the Trident Approach
  • Attendees will be able describe a PCBH “clinic” in action, particularly metrics utilized to distinguish fidelity to the PCBH
  • Attendees will be able to describe core tenets an integrated care internship, including program objectives/goals, onboarding process of interns, experiences for interns, and the supervision process

Presenter Information

David Bauman, PsyD is the Behavioral Health Education Director at Central Washington Family Medicine (CWFM), where he oversees a variety of behavioral health training programs (i.e., predoctoral psychology internship, post-doctoral psychology fellowship, and psychosocial medicine curriculum within the family medicine residency). He also serves as the Region Training Director of the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC)-Cascades Region psychology internship. In addition to his teaching, training, and administrative responsibilities, he practices as a behavioral health consultant at CWFM via the primary care behavioral health model. Dr. Bauman is one of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) representatives for the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee (AFMAC) and has served previously on the leadership team for the Primary Care Behavioral Health Special Interest Group of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. He has authored articles and book chapters regarding a number of primary care/behavioral health related topics. He also regularly presents at national and regional conferences on integrated care, training of both medical and behavioral health providers, and the implementation of contextual based behavioral approaches (i.e., fACT) within the primary care context.

Bridget Beachy, PsyD, is currently the Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), an FQHC that is dedicated to the integration of BHC services in primary care.  Dr. Beachy is committed to providing BHC services, and spends a substantial time in clinic.  She is also a behavioral health faculty member at CHCW’s Central Washington Family Medicine Residency and is a primary supervisor for the predoctoral psychology internship.  Dr. Beachy has experience in training BHCs, medical providers and residents, and medical and psychology students in integrated behavioral health as well as advanced cognitive behavioral therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Focused ACT (fACT). Additionally, she has given multiple presentations on integrated care both locally and nationally and has co-authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles addressing behavioral health in 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.