Course Overview and Target Audience:

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

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify psychological, behavioral and social issues commonly present in bariatric surgery patients and their associations with outcomes.
  2. Summarize psychosocial and behavioral changes that occur with bariatric surgery and their associations with outcomes.
  3. Identify the relationships between biology and behavior as it relates to changes that follow bariatric surgery.
  4. Explain current issues related to the psychosocial evaluation of bariatric surgery patients and the role of the behavioral health professional.
  5. Describe emerging obesity treatments and the role of behavioral health in these newer treatments.
  6. Describe ways to expand traditional treatment methods in the treatment of bariatric surgery patients.
  7. Explain issues related to professional and ethical decision making in the treatment of the bariatric surgery patient, particularly as it pertains to understudied populations (e.g., adolescents/pediatrics, individuals with disabilities, etc.).

8:00am Welcome
Janelle W Coughlin, PhD
8:05am An Update on Behavioral Health and Integrated Health in ASMBS
Lisa West-Smith, PhD LISW-S
Emerging Obesity Treatments: Adapting and Applying Behavioral Health Principles and Roles Panel
Panelists: Karen Grothe, PhD; Gretchen Ames, PhD; Victoria Gomez, MD
8:25am New/emerging Obesity Treatments
Victoria Gomez, MD
8:40am Psychological and behavioral aspects of new/emerging obesity treatments
Gretchen Ames, PhD
8:55am Evolving behavioral health obesity treatment programs
Karen Grothe, PhD
9:10am Panel Discussion
9:25am Closing
Janelle W Coughlin, PhD
9:30am Break
10:00am Welcome Back
Kristine Steffen, PharmD PhD
10:05am A249 Insomnia and night eating syndrome in bariatric surgery patients
Authors: Jessica K. Salwen-Deremer, PhD; Colleen Schreyer, PhD; Amanda Montanari, BA; Breanna Holloway, BA; Janelle W Coughlin, PhD
Presenter: Jessica K. Salwen-Deremer, PhD
10:25am A250 Patients with insufficient weight loss and with successful weight loss: Differences in eating behavior one year after gastric bypass
Authors: Verónica Vázquez-Velázquez, PhD; Valeria Soto Fuentes; Mauricio Sierra Salazar, MD FACS; Juan Pablo Pantoja, MD FACS; Samuel Ordoñez Ortega; Eduardo García García, MD
Presenter: Verónica Vázquez-Velázquez, PhD
Beyond standard binge eating treatment: Pre-operative Group Psychoeducation and Interventions to Optimize Successful Outcomes Panel
Panelists: Ninoska D Peterson, PhD; Gretchen Ames, PhD; Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP; Zoltan J Nabilek, PsyD
10:45am A251 Beyond standard binge eating treatment: Pre-operative group psychoeducation and interventions to optimize successful outcomes
Authors: Ninoska D Peterson, PhD; Gretchen Ames, PhD; Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP; Zoltan J Nabilek, PsyD
Discussants: Gretchen Ames, PhD; Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP; Zoltan J Nabilek, PsyD
11:45am Closing Q&A
Kristine Steffen, PharmD PhD
12:00pm Adjourn