Integrated Behavioral Health

Central Washington Family Medicine has embraced the concept of integrated behavioral health in every aspect of training. CWFM takes great pride in being innovative in how to integrate behavioral health into the education and services offered.

Embracing Integrated Behavioral Health

During the three years of residency, residents receive four formal months of behavioral medicine experience, which includes shadowing of Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) in their clinics, one-on-one coaching, gratitude and wellness activities, group role-plays, and much more. Informally, residents will work alongside multiple BHCs during their outpatient clinic experiences by completing co-visits, warm-handoffs, and sharing all aspects of patient care.

Hands on Experience

BHCs are also intimately involved in the evaluation process of residents by serving on the Educational Advancement Committee (EAC) committee, Clinical Competency Committee, QI/PIP oversight committees, etc. In a sense, integrated behavioral health is infused in every aspect of the residency program and CWFM takes great pride in being innovative in how to integrate behavioral health into the education and services offered.

BHC and Care Coordinator

Faculty Video - Context Theory

Dr. Beachy and Dr. Bauman sit down and discuss the role of context, and how it influences their work within Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH). Take a look!

Highlight in the Washington Family Physician 

Our very own Dr. Beachy and Dr. Bauman were featured in a great article in the Washington Family Physician!

CWFMR in Washington Family Physician
CWFMR in Washington Family Physician Article