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|
Effectiveness of telephone-cognitive behavioural therapy for patients one year after bariatric surgery
Presenter: Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD
|10:00am||Panel: Reaching the Masses: How to Use Social Media to Communicate with the Public Panel: Alexis Conason, Rachel Goldman, Nina Crowley|
A brief four session cbt group to increase knowledge and coping skills in a high-risk bariatric surgery population: Who is referred and who responds best?
Presenter: Megan Lavery, PsyD
Family influences on bariatric surgery patients’ weight status
Presenter: Megan Ferriby, MS
|11:55am||Q & A|