The Masters in Behavioral Health Course provides an overview of psychosocial, behavioral and biological aspects of metabolic and bariatric surgery, with a focus on novel research findings and relevant, timely clinical topics. The course is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, licensed counselors, psychiatric nurses, and other mental and medical health professionals who work with patients who have metabolic and bariatric surgery.
This educational content is designed for an intermediate/advanced level.
- Consider the specialized role of the behavioral health professional in the assessment and treatment of patients considering and undergoing metabolic bariatric surgery.
- Explore psychosocial and biobehavioral issues commonly present in patients pursuing metabolic and bariatric surgery, changes that occur with surgery, and their association with outcomes.
- Describe ways to improve and expand treatment and assessment methods for patients pursuing bariatric surgery, with a focus on culturally competent care.
- Recognize ethical decision-making scenarios in the treatment of patients undergoing metabolic and bariatric surgery and a process for navigating these scenarios.
Preoperative psychological factors associated with successful weight loss up to 4 years following bariatric surgery
Presenter: Lisa Miller-Matero, PhD
Standardized Testing and The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP)
Presenter: Ryan J Marek, PhD
Discussants: Ashleigh A Pona, PhD; Aaron Breedlove, PhD
Q & A
Advances in Virtual Psychosocial Care After Bariatric Surgery: COVID-19 and Beyond
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD MHPE
Improper, Illegal, or Negligent? Navigating Patient Complaints and Ethical Considerations in Bariatric Behavioral Health
Presenter: Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP
Discussant: Ninoska D Peterson, PhD
Closing Q & A