2024 IPEP Symposium

     Monday, April 15th, 2024

Guest Keynote Speaker

"Want Team Engagement? Create Psychological Safety!"

David Farmer, PhD, LPC, LMFT, FNAP

Executive Director of Interprofessional Practice and Behavioral Health at the University of Texas, Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Farmer is the Executive Director of Interprofessional Practice and Behavioral Health providing leadership in the integration of interprofessional practice and behavioral health in HSC Health’s primary care clinics as part of the institution’s Whole Health initiative. Dr. Farmer served as the Founding Director of the Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice at UNTHSC from 2012 to 2021. An Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education and Health Systems Science at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Farmer teaches skills development in clinical communication and emotional intelligence with 1st and 2nd year medical students. A Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Farmer practices in HSC Health’s Family Medicine Clinic.  An Executive Committee Member in the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) and UNTHSC PI, he oversees UNTHSC’s TCMHCC research projects. He is a founding institutional member, IPE Fellow, and member of the Board of Directors of the Texas IPE Consortium. Dr. Farmer is a Distinguished Scholar Fellow and Chair-Elect of the Psychology Academy within the National Academies of Practice. He began his service at UNTHSC in 2009 as the Director of the Reynolds Geriatrics Education and Training in Texas Program working to integrate geriatrics training in medical school, residency and continuing medical education curriculum. Dr. Farmer came to UNTHSC with twenty-three years’ experience in the clinical practice of counseling psychology.