Psychological Evaluations of the Bariatric Patient

Learn more about conducting a bariatric surgery psychological evaluation and get 1 hour of CE credit for $29 by watching the video presentation and taking the quiz. The video contains a narrated lecture from psychologist Jennifer Finnerty, Psy.D. with PowerPoint slides. There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Due to the growing prevalence of obesity and recent research linking weight loss surgery with a "cure" for Type II diabetes, there is an increasing demand for bariatric surgery and the required psychological evaluations. The role of the psychologist as a behavioral medicine expert is an invaluable resource to the surgical team. The completion of bariatric psychological examinations in a competent and ethical manner is key.

Following the completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Identify three components of a psychosocial interview for a
bariatric psychological evaluation.
2. Identify four sources of information to be utilized for a
bariatric psychological evaluation.
3. Identify two ethical issues related to the completion of
bariatric psychological evaluations.