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.


8:00am Panel: Remotely-delivered and technologically-enhanced treatment: Clinical considerations… Panel: Jessica Salwen, Colleen Schreyer, Melissa Santos
8:45am Panel Discussion
9:15am Abstract 205688 Effectiveness of Telephone-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Patients One Year…
9:35am Break
10:00am Panel: Reaching the Masses: How to Use Social Media to Communicate with the Public Panel: Alexis Conason, Rachel Goldman, Arya Sharma
10:45am Panel Discussion
11:15am Abstract 205742 Brief 4 Session CBT group to increase knowledge and coping
11:35am Abstract 205078 Family Influences on Bariatric Surgery Patient’s Weight Status
11:55am Q & A