Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD; James E. Mitchell, MD; David B. Sarwer, PhD; Meg H. Zeller, PhD
Continuing Education Information:
Participants must complete an evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.5 hours.
This course has been submitted for review to NASW in Washington, DC.
Nursing credits, up to 4.25 CE credits, are provided by Taylor College, Los Angeles, California (possibly may or may not be accepted for national certification).
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.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the relationship between preoperative psychological symptoms and postoperative outcomes
- Describe the relationship of substance usage and outcomes after bariatric surgery
- Articulate strategies to deal with complex patient issues before and after bariatric surgery
Moderator: James Mitchell, MD
BH-111: MOOD AND ANXIETY RELATE TO BEHAVIORAL ADHERENCE 3 MONTHS AFTER WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY – Julie Merrell, PhD; Amy Windover, PhD; Kathleen Ashton, PhD; Leslie Heinberg, PhD
BH-112: PAST SUICIDE HISTORY AND POSTOPERATIVE BARIATRIC SURGERY OUTCOMES AND ADHERENCE – Amy Windover, PhD; Julie Merrell, PhD; Kathleen Ashton, PhD; Helen Heneghan, MD; Leslie Heinberg, PhD; R. Marek, PhD; Yossef Ben-Porath, PhD
BH-113: THE RELATIONSHIP OF PAST TOBACCO USE, BARIATRIC SURGERY OUTCOME, AND BEHAVIORAL ADHERENCE – Amy Windover, PhD; Julie Merrell, PhD; Kathleen Ashton, PhD; Megan Lavery, PsyD; Leslie Heinberg, PhD
BH-114: AN EXAMINATION OF PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION USAGE AND ONE-YEAR BARIATRIC SURGERY OUTCOMES – Janelle Coughlin, PhD; Lisa Eaton, MS; Rekha Tiwari; Shauna Reinblatt, MD; Margaret Seide, MD; Hien Tan Nguyen, MD; Anne Lidor, MD; Kimberly Steele, MD; Thomas Magnuson, MD
BH-115: ALCOHOL USE FOLLOWING BARIATRIC WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS VS. LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BANDING – Alexis Conason, PsyD; Julio Teixeira, MD; Chia-Hao Hsu, MS, MPH, RD; Lauren Puma, MS; Allan Geliebter, PhD
BH-116: Alcohol Problems Before and In the First Two Years Following Bariatric Surgery – Wendy King, PhD; Melissa Kalarchian, MS, PhD; J. Chen; Anita Courcoulas, MD; Scott Engel; James Mitchell, MD; Kristine Steffen, PharmD, PhD; Walter Pories, MD; Susan Yanovski, MD
Refreshment Break in the Expo Center
Clinical Dilemmas In Pre-Surgical Psychosocial Evaluation & Beyond: What Would You Do? – Lisa West-Smith, PhD, LCSW; Kelli Friedman, PhD; Katherine Applegate, PhD; Jennifer Lauretti, PhD, ABPP; Stephanie Sogg, PhD
In the course of conducting WLS evaluations, behavioral health clinicians frequently encounter complicated cases that pose various dilemmas not addressed by the published literature or guidelines, creating challenges in the decision-making process. This will be a panel discussion consisting of a series of case descriptions illustrating common challenges in the pre-surgical evaluation along with audience Q&A session.
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