Course Overview:

The Masters in Behavioral Health Course provides an overview of the psychological, social, behavioral and neurobiological 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 designed for an intermediate/advanced level.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain current issues related to the psychosocial evaluation of bariatric surgery patients and the role of the behavioral health professional.
  2. Identify psychological, behavioral, social and neurological issues commonly present in bariatric surgery patients, changes that occur with surgery, and their associations with outcomes.
  3. Explore the issue of disordered eating and weight regain following bariatric surgery, including clinical and research considerations.
  4. Describe ways to expand traditional treatment methods in the treatment of bariatric surgery patients, with an emphasis on empirically supported interventions and assessment tools.
  5. Explain issues related to professional and ethical decision making and conduct in the treatment of bariatric surgery patients, particularly as it pertains to weight bias/stigma, multicultural competence, and understudied populations.

8:00am Welcome
8:05am A264 The Impact Of Childhood Trauma On Pre-Surgery Status And Outcomes Of Bariatric Surgery: A Literature Review.
Authors: Wendy King, PhD
Presenter: Wendy King, PhD
8:25am Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: New Guidelines; Now What?
Melissa Santos, PhD; Amy Beck, PhD
9:25am Closing (Q&A)
9:30am Break
10:00am Welcome
Janelle Coughlin, PhD; Kristine Steffen, PharmD PhD
10:05am A266 Dsm 5 Lifetime Psychiatric Diagnosis In 2 Bariatric Surgery Sites
Authors: Leslie Heinberg, PhD; James E Mitchell, MD; Christine Peat Peat, PhD; Rachel Guerra, BS; Kristine Steffen, PharmD PhD
Presenter: Leslie Heinberg, PhD
10:25am A274 Is Initial Psychological Clearance Status Related To Weight Loss Outcomes In Patients Seeking Bariatric Surgery?
Authors: Eva Panigrahi, PhD; Ian Kudel, PhD; Stephanie Cox, PhD; Lawrence E Tabone, MD FASMBS FACS; Nova Szoka, MD; Salim Abunnaja, MD; Cassie Brode, PhD
Discussants: Cassie Brode, PhD; Eva Panigrahi, PhD
10:40am A265 Project Help: A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating The Effect Of A Remotely-Delivered Acceptance-Based Behavioral Intervention For Reducing Postoperative Weight Regain
Authors: Lauren Breadley, PhD; Mackenzie C Kelly, PhD; Joyce A Corsica, PhD; Megan M Hood, PhD; Christine E Smith-Mason, PhD
Presenter: Lauren Breadley, PhD
11:00am A270 Validation Of The Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 In Bariatric Surgery-Seeking Patients
Authors: Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP; Andrew J. Borgert, PhD; Kara J. Kallies, MS; Karen Grothe, PhD; Ashley N Gearhardt, PhD
Presenter: Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP
11:20am Clinically Significant Psychopathology and Weight Loss Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: Is there a Floor Effect?
Colleen Schreyer, PhD
11:40am A267 Neuroimaging Lessons In Bariatric Surgery
Authors: Paul Davidson, PhD
Presenter: Paul Davidson, PhD
12:00pm Adjourn