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Behavioral Aspects of Obesity Management


Presented by Patrick M. O’Neil, Ph.D.

Transforming a patient’s diet is just one component of a multidisciplinary obesity treatment program. In order for there to be sustained weight loss, incorporating demonstrated behavioral strategies is critical to the program’s success. For this webinar, Medical University of South Carolina’s Dr. Patrick M. O’Neil invites fellow professionals to take a deep dive into behavioral aspects of obesity management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the importance of self-monitoring by listing two examples of how it contributes to obesity treatment
  • List the attributes of effective behavioral goals in obesity management
  • State the frequency of self-weighing associated with greatest success at weight control

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:Patrick M. O’Neil is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he is Director of the longstanding multi-disciplinary MUSC Weight Management Center. He received his B.S. in Economics from Louisiana State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. O’Neil has been professionally involved in obesity since 1977. He has been principal investigator for a large number of externally funded clinical trials of weight loss agents and interventions. He is the author of more than 100 professional publications, chapters, and presentations, primarily concerning obesity and its management. Dr. O’Neil is a longstanding active member of The Obesity Society, having served as Councilor, Vice-President and President.

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