Meet David Bauman, PsyD

PCBH Education Director

David’s History

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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

Professional Organizations / Affiliations:

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), American Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology.


Contextual behavioral approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Focused ACT

Philosophy of Care:

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

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.


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.

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).

Nikki Vernelli ARNP