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When: 10/21/2016
1 - 4:15 PM
Where: Embassy Suites Cleveland – Rockside (216) 986-9900
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N
Independence, Ohio  44131
United States
Presenter: Kathleen Ashton, PhD, ABPP
Contact: Karen Hardin

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3 CE for psychologists / social workers and counselors

Registration opens at 12:30 PM... Workshop begins at 1 PM

Cost: $75 OPA Members; $90 Non-OPA Members; $50 Students

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Obesity is a national and international epidemic with far reaching health, financial, and population consequences. Psychological aspects of obesity, including the psychological and behavioral
contributors to obesity, are important to understanding the disease. In addition, psychological interventions offer incremental value to the multidisciplinary team approach to obesity treatment. This workshop will focus on understanding the psychology of obesity and developing skills in psychological intervention for obesity. In addition, the workshop will highlight the role of the psychologist in treating eating disorders such as Binge Eating Disorder (BED) that are common in the obesity population.

Learning Objectives – Session will:

  • Provide an overview of U. S. obesity epidemic and briefly discuss obesity interventions (surgical, medical, public health initiatives/prevention)
  • Provide overview of current psychological roles in weight loss intervention assessment and practice
  • Develop obesity and eating disorder intervention skills such as motivational interviewing, CBT skills, and mindful eating.
  • Develop skills in eliciting diagnostic criteria for BED 5. Understand empirically supported treatments for BED, both psychotherapeutic and pharmacological.

About the Speaker:

Kathleen Ashton, PhD, ABPP
is a health psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor with Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychology. Dr. Ashton has presented nationally at the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, The Obesity Society, and the International Eating Disorders Conference. Dr. Ashton’s clinical and research interests include obesity, binge eating disorder, bariatric surgery evaluation and perioperative treatment, and weight management. She developed the BESTStart group program for treating binge eating disorder and a substance abuse relapse prevention group for the bariatric population. Dr. Ashton is Past President of the Ohio Psychological Association, Past President of the Cleveland Psychological Association and a member of both The Obesity Society and the American Society for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. She is a member of the APA Committee of State Leaders, and an elected member of the APAPO Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice.

Three Key Literary References:

  • Fairburn CG, Marcus MD, Wilson GT. Cognitive behavioral therapy for binge eating and bulimia nervosa: a comprehensive treatment manual. In: Fairburn CG, Marcus MD, Wilson GT, editors. Binge eating: nature, assessment, and treatment. New York: Guilford;1993
  • Wing, R.R. (1998). Behavioral approaches to the treatment of obesity. In G.A. Bray, C. Bouchard, & W.P.T. James (Eds.) , Handbook of obesity (pp. 855873). New York : Marcel Dekker.
  • Armstrong MJ1, Mottershead TA, Ronksley PE, Sigal RJ, Campbell TS, Hemmelgarn BR. Motivational interviewing to improve weight loss in overweight and/or obese patients: a systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials. Obes Rev. 2011 Sep;12(9):70923. doi: 10.1111/j.1467789X. 2011.00892.x. Epub 2011 Jun 21

Embassy Suites Cleveland – Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N, Independence, OH 44131
(216) 986-9900

Questions? Contact OPA at 614.224.0034

The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists: OPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Disclaimers/Cancellation and Refund Policy: Attendees needing to cancel must do so in writing before 7 business days prior to the event and will be subject to a $30 service charge. ALL CANCELLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO THIS SERVICE CHARGE. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 8 days prior to the event. The planners and sponsors of this event are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, they are not responsible for changes, additions or deletions to the services, but will work toward accommodating the needs of the attendees.

Conflict of Interest Statement: As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education as is consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Information regarding financial support, in-kind support or possible conflicts of interest will be included in promotional materials and can be accessed by contacting the Ohio Psychological Association Central Office. 
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Continuing Education Credit Policies: Those individuals wanting CE credits must sign and complete the Workshop Evaluation Form and return the form to OPA at the end of each workshop as instructed. OPA guidelines state that a participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 10 minutes early to receive credit for a program. No partial credit will be given. The workshop planners will make every effort to ensure that each workshop begins and ends promptly at its designated time.
Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers and Counselors:  The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education to counselors and social workers. The approval number is RCS070608.
Certificates of Attendance will be distributed at the end of the workshop to all pre-registered participants who meet the criteria specified above.