Meet David Bauman, PsyD
Behavioral Health Education Director
David Bauman, PsyD
Dr. Bauman is CWFMR’s Behavioral Health Education Director. “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.”
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.
Why Do You Like Working at CWFMR:
Two main reasons. First, the people. When you walk into CWFM, you can sense the camaraderie, the shared vision, the universal support, which is a reflection of the people that work there.
Second, the innovation that is seen in every curriculum. From OB, to POCUS, to Integrated BH, CWFM is a place always looking to challenge the status quo and evolve.
Length of time with CWFM:
I have been with CWFM since August, 2014.
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 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.