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Obesity and Mental Health in High Risk Communities

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2 CE Hours
General
Free

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Description

This presentation discusses the research that shows a link between obesity and various mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders. There will be an in-depth discussion on why Non-Hispanic Black adults have the highest prevalence of obesity (41.7%), why obesity is considered a disease and not a personal failing, and how to advocate for patients with this condition.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to improve understanding of the intersection of stigma, obesity, and
mental health while emphasizing the need for compassion and treating patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three risk factors for obesity in high risk communities.

  • Explain the importance of treatment for both obesity and mental health to optimize care.

  • Identify two or more sources of bias in treatment which may affect care.

References
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022). Overweight and Obesity. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/index.html

  • Johnson, V. R., Washington, T. B., Chhabria, S., Wang, E. H.-C., Czepiel, K., Reyes, K. J., & Stanford, F. C. (2022). Food as medicine for Obesity Treatment and Management. Clinical Therapeutics, 44(5), 671–681. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2022.05.00

  • Stanford, Fatima. (2023). A new era in obesity management. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 21. 10.1038/s41575-023-00887-9.

  • Veronica R. Johnson, Chika V. Anekwe, Tiffani Bell Washington, Shradha Chhabria, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2023). A women’s health perspective on managing obesity. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 78, 11–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2023.04.007

  • Washington, T.B., Johnson, V.R., Kendrick, K.N., Ibrahim, A.A., Tu, L., Sun, K., & Stanford, F.C. (2023). Disparities in Access and Quality of Obesity Care. Gastroenterology clinics of North America, 52 2, 429-441 .

Introductory
General
Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Substance Use Disorder Professionals

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Psychologists

Pending approval.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by Aetna Better Health Louisiana. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
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Tiffani Bell Washington, MD, MPH

Dr. Bell Washington is a Harvard-trained Public Health expert and Quadruple Board-Certified Physician who specializes in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Lifestyle Medicine, and Obesity Medicine. In 2020, Dr. Bell Washington received the Outstanding Teaching Faculty of the Year Award in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Wake Forest School of Medicine and National Medical Association’s Post-Graduate Section’s “Top Physician under 40” Emerging Leader award. In 2022, Dr. Bell Washington was selected to be a 40 under 40 “Leader in Minority Health” by National Minority Quality Forum, a Nutrition obesity research center at Harvard Diversity Scholar, and A Fellow of the Network for Emotional Well-being, research for Emotional and Physical Health.

Dr. Bell Washington is a recent graduate of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health with a Master’s of Public Health and concentration in Health Policy and Leadership. She completed undergraduate education at Norfolk State University (a Historically Black College and University), medical school at Medical College of Virginia, and residency and fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is obtaining an EMBA from Yale SOM class of 2025.

Dr. Bell Washington is passionate about advocacy, research, improving diversity and equity in leadership and decreasing stigma and bias surrounding chronic illnesses such as mental health disorders and obesity. Dr. Bell Washington currently works as a medical director on psychiatry health policy and health equity research and in her private practice, The Healthy Weigh MD PLLC, which focuses on prioritizing stress management, lifestyle medicine, mental health, and obesity treatment.

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