David Bauman, PsyD
Behavioral Health Education Director
Length of time in the medical field:
I have worked in the medical field since 2009. During my Master’s internship, I worked within a research study that was evaluating the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral therapy protocol with patients seeking weight loss surgery. During my doctorate practicum rotations and predoctoral internship, I worked within community health centers and other medical clinics.
Length of time with CWFM:
I have been with CWFM since August, 2014.
B.A. Psychology – State University of New York at Albany – 2007,
M.A. Mental Health Counseling – Geneva College – 2009,
PsyD. Clinical Psychology – The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute – 2014.
Professional organizations / affiliations:
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), American Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology.
Presented at national conferences regarding integrated approaches in primary care settings, as well as the application of behavioral interventions for chronic health conditions. Have also co-authored two chapters regarding behavioral interventions for chronic diseases (CVD and chronic pain).
Special professional interests:
While not a surprise, I have specific interest in integrated medicine and working with medical providers to improve patients’ overall functioning. I am very fortunate and grateful to work in a setting such as CWFM that promotes the Primary Care Behavioral Health model and prepares their residents to treat the whole person. I also have specific interest in the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the use of acceptance/mindfulness interventions to help patients live a valued enriched life. Further, I am passionate about providing behavioral interventions for medical concerns associated with behavioral health, such as hypertension, diabetes, smoking cessation, chronic pain, etc. I am actively involved in research regarding these interests and look forward to working with ambitious and motivated residents on integrated projects.
Married, no children.
Member of two NCAA tournament teams at UAlbany. Two older brothers who both played college basketball, as well (needless to say, our family gatherings always include a pick-up basketball or football game).
Length of time in the area:
I moved to Yakima in the summer of 2014 and moved to the Pacific Northwest in the summer of 2013.