Meet David Bauman, PsyD

Behavioral Health Education Director

David’s History

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Education:
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, PsyD; The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute, 2014
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, MA; Geneva College, 2009
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, BA; The State University of New York at Albany, 2007

Philosophy of Care:
Health is not an absence of symptoms but an engagement in a meaningful, fulfilling life.

Professional Accomplishments:
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).

Professional Organizations / Affiliations:
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), American Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology.
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.
Why CHCW:
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.

Medical 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.
Hobbies / Interests:
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).
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