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.


Science Lives! Teaching Patients (and Ourselves) About Research to Enhance Treatment Outcomes
Panelists: Stephanie Sogg, PhD; Lisa West-Smith, PhD LISW-S; Allison Grupski, PhD
2:15pm Panel Discussion
2:30pm A303 Individuals who are successful in long-term weight loss maintenance post-sleeve gastrectomy engage in healthy eating patterns and attitudes
Authors: Naama Kafri, MA RD; Roni Putter, RD; Sana Haddad, RN; Guy Pascal, MD; Dvir Froylich, MD; David Hazzan, MD; Lanay Mudd, PhD
Presenter: Naama Kafri, MA RD
2:50pm Break
3:20pm A301 After bariatric surgery: Awareness of eating and emotions. Preliminary findings from the “bari-aware' study on dumping syndrome and its associated correlates
Authors: Cassie S Brode, PhD; Kayeromi Gomez, PhD; Vincent Setola, PhD; Nicholas Dunbar, MA; Stephanie Cox, PhD; Meg H Zeller, PhD; James E Mitchell, MD; Nova Szoka, MD; Lawrence Tabone, MD; Ian Kudel, PhD; Lanay Mudd, PhD
Presenter: Cassie S Brode, PhD
3:50pm A302 Chewing and spitting and early postsurgical psychological complications of bariatric surgery
Authors: Kasey Goodpaster, PhD; Leslie Heinberg, PhD; Megan Lavery, PsyD ; Ninoska Peterson, PhD; Lanay Mudd, PhD
Presenter: Kasey Goodpaster, PhD
4:10pm A304 Socially desirable responding in the bariatric surgery psychological evaluation
Authors: Cynthia Cervoni, MA; Alyssa Singer, MA; Jessica L Lawson, PhD; Willo Wisotsky, PhD; Charles Swencionis, PhD; Lanay Mudd, PhD
Presenter: Cynthia Cervoni, MA
4:30pm Behavior and Biology Changes after Bariatric Surgery - Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol
Kristine J Steffen, PharmD PhD
5:30pm Adjourn