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 for an intermediate/advanced level.
Panel: The Updated Recommendations for the Pre-Surgical Psychosocial Evaluation of Bariatric Surgery Patients
Panelists: Stephanie Sogg, PhD; Jennifer Lauretti, PhD ABPP; Lisa West Smith, PhD LISW-S
Panel: Debate—Should All Patients Undergo a Psychological Evaluation?
Panelists: James Mitchell, MD; David Sarwer, PhD
Keynote: New Devices
Samer Mattar, MD FASMBS
Using the Pre-Surgical Psychological Evaluation to Predict Suboptimal Weight Loss Outcomes 5-Years Following a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Presenter: Ryan J Marek, MA
Psychological predictors of adherence to dietary recommendations after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Presenter: Irmelin Bergh, MSc
Pre-Surgical Depressive Symptom Clusters and Short-Term Post-Surgical Weight Loss Outcomes among Bariatric Surgery Patients
Presenter: Misty Hawkins, PhD