RECORDED WEBINAR: Addiction or Eating Disorders in Weight Loss Surgery Patients – Bridging the Gap




BHN Recorded Webinar

Addiction or Eating Disorders in Weight Loss Surgery Patients

Bridging the Gap



Recorded:  Friday, February 9, 2018

CPEU Certificate Expires 2/9/2021

BHN Member:  $10
Non-Member: $25

Presented By:

Kelly Broadwater, LPA, LPC, CEDS
Chaundra Evans, RD, LDN, CEDRD



$20 Non-Members

$10 Members (discount will be applied at checkout)



Eating disorders, addictions, and bariatrics are generally separate areas of professional expertise.  We’re bridging the gap to educate dietitians on how these issues are often intertwined.  Weight loss surgery patients with post-op addiction or eating disorders are complex and need to be treated with a team approach by qualified health care professionals.  The goal of this presentation is to be able to recognize when addiction transfer or eating disorders occur in the bariatric population and how to best serve these patients.



  1.  Attendees will be able to educate patients about the dangers of addiction transfer.
  2. Attendees will be able to distinguish eating disorder behaviors in the bariatric patient.
  3. Attendees will be able to recognize nutrition-related signs & symptoms for the bariatric patient abusing alcohol and treatment recommendations to positively impact their overall well-being.

CPE level:  2

Suggested Learning Needs Codes:

5200 Disordered Eating

6020 Counseling, Therapy, Facilitation Skills,

5125 Bariatric Surgery,

2090 Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals


Suggested Performance Indicators:

8.1 Interprets and applies current food and nutrition science and principles in dietetics practice.

8.3 Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining and enhancing knowledge.

9.6 Uses effective counseling and coaching skills and strategies in practice.

10.4.4 Makes recommendations for the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of health and disease.

12.3.1 Designs programs and/or interventions based on assessment and evidence-based literature.


Speakers Biographies:

Kelly Broadwater, LPA, LPC, CEDS, is the founding executive director of The Chrysalis Center for Counseling & Eating Disorder Treatment. As a psychologist and certified eating disorders specialist who is an expert in bariatric psychology, Ms. Broadwater developed the comprehensive aftercare program for bariatric surgery patients offered at her outpatient practice and associated with the Center for Excellence at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Her clinical experience includes over a decade of conducting pre-operative psychological evaluations, providing pre- and post-operative individual counseling and facilitating group therapy for post-surgery patients. Ms. Broadwater frequently speaks on topics related to bariatrics, including co-presenting at the 2015 International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals symposium and the 2017 ASMBS Integrated Health conference on effective bariatric aftercare. She has served as a consultant to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and The National Association of Weight Loss Surgery, and written for the Obesity Action Coalition blog and “Your Weight Matters” magazine. She is an integrated health associate member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and an approved supervisor for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.


Chaundra Evans has been an outpatient dietitian at the Chrysalis Center for 14 years, specializing in eating disorder treatment and bariatrics.  Bridging the professional gap between these two specialty areas is a passion of hers.  She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and is hopeful to be an approved supervisor this fall.  She has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and is an Integrative Health Associate Member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  She also holds a Gerontology Certification.

CEU Expiration: 02/09/2021