Expert faculty members will provide the foundations of knowledge relevant to the practice of bariatric behavioral health. This two-day course will help bariatric behavioral health clinicians to acquire relevant, evidence-based knowledge and skills, to improve competence in working with patients both pre- and post-metabolic/bariatric surgery (MBS). Material will also be presented by context experts from the disciplines of nutrition and surgery, to provide a more comprehensive understanding of MBS and the roles of various members of the multidisciplinary team. In addition, this course will provide bariatric behavioral health clinicians with a clinical framework and practical tools to use in practice with their patients. All disciplines within behavioral health are encouraged to attend – continuing education credits will be available. Interested MBS providers from other disciplines are also welcome to attend.
- Demonstrate understanding of the etiology and medical/psychosocial consequences of obesity.
- Demonstrate knowledge about the currently-practiced MBS procedures, outcomes, risks and complications, and the recommended post-operative regimen.
- Demonstrate awareness of current best practices and guidelines in the BH assessment and management of patients seeking MBS in their practice.
- Demonstrate the ability to formulate individualized treatment plans and recommendations to address psychosocial factors that may affect the outcome of MBS.
Laura Andromalos, MS RD CD CDE
Post-op Patient Experience and
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
Behavioral Health Interventions Before and After Surgery
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD MHPE
Wrap up (Resources/Articles)
Final Discussion/Wrap Up