Course Co-Directors: Janelle Coughlin, PhD; Kelli Friedman, PhD; Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD; James E. Mitchell, MD; David B. Sarwer, PhD; Meg H. Zeller, PhD
CE Credits Available: 4.0
Course Overview and Target Audience
The Behavioral Health Course provides an overview of the psychological and behavioral issues of bariatric surgery patients both before and after surgery. The course is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed counselors and other mental and medical health professionals who work with bariatric surgery patients. This educational content is determined to be of an intermediate/advanced level.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the psychological and behavioral issues commonly present in candidates for bariatric surgery
- Describe the cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes that patients experience following a surgical weight loss procedure
- Evaluate the role of the mental health professional on the bariatric surgical team
- Explain some of the professional and ethical issues that arise in the treatment of the bariatric surgery patient
Continuing Education Information
Participants must complete an evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Maximum of 10.5 hours.
This course has been submitted for review to NASW in Washington, DC.
Nursing credits, up to 4.0 CE credits, are provided by Taylor College, Los Angeles, California (possibly may or may not be accepted for national certification).
|1:30pm||KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Cognitive Functioning Before and After Bariatric Surgery
||John Gunstad, PhD
|2:30pm||A-113-BH: PROJECT HELP: A 5 WEEK BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION TO REDUCE EXCESSIVE VOMITING AND GASTROINTESTINAL COMPLICATIONS IN POST-OPERATIVE LAP-BAND PATIENTS
||Susan Himes, PhD;
Rena R. Wing, PhD;
Sivamainthan Vithiananthan, MD;
Tricia M. Leahey, PhD
|2:50pm||A-114-BH: IMPACT OF BEHAVIORAL THERAPY ON OUTCOMES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY: A PILOT STUDY
||Karen Grothe, PhD, ABPP, LP;
James M. Swain, MD;
Karen Graszer, MA;
Michael Jensen, MD;
Michael G. Sarr, MD;
Matthew Clark, PhD;
Anilga Moradkhani, PhD
|3:10pm||A-115-BH: A ROLE FOR ACCEPTANCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS TO STOP WEIGHT REGAIN IN BARIATRIC SURGERY PATIENTS
David B. Sarwer, PhD;
Meghan L. Butryn, PhD;
James D. Herbert, PhD
|3:30pm||QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
|4:15pm||PANEL: ADDICTION, REWARD, AND RISK: AN EXAMINATION OF ANIMAL, EXPERIMENTAL AND LONGITUDINAL DATA IN BARIATRIC SURGERY
||Janelle W. Coughlin, PhD
Leslie Heinberg, PhD;
Kristine Steffen, PharmD, PhD;
Stephen Benoit, PhD;
James Mitchell, MD