Taking Hunger Out of the Equation: Binge Eating Disorder & Bariatric Assessments

Online Self-Study Workshop


This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certifications will be awarded after participants complete the course evaluation at the end of the speaker’s video presentation.


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Course Description

It’s a common understanding in the mental health field that obesity and a dysfunctional relationship with food consistently increases each year in both prevalence and severity. Bariatric weight loss surgery has quickly become a leading medical intervention for addressing morbid obesity and associated conditions. This course explores the unique needs of this population and the, often, dramatic psychosocial impact this type of surgery can have on an individual. Additionally, this course will review the necessary components of the required comprehensive pre-surgical psychosocial assessment.

Learning Objectives


  • Participants will be able to identify 2 distinct characteristics that make binge eating
    disorder unique to other eating disorders.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish between the 3 most common weight loss surgery procedures.
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 types of transitional changes
    weight loss surgery clients frequently experience.
  • Participants will be able to identify the intersection of race, class, & sexuality in the social construction of eating disorders.
  • Participants will be able to identify 4 critical psychosocial criteria for weight loss pre-surgical assessments.



This program was developed in a way that was informative, personal, and led to a great understanding of the broad issues of eating disorders.  I was truly impacted by the content provided and how I can utilize this information to inform my work with clients.  The trainer did a great job at answering my questions and providing information that allowed individuals without specific training to grasp the concepts provided.  I was impressed at the depth of her expertise.”

Jeneve Kanaventi, Psy.D.

I loved hearing about the psychosocial connection between eating disorders and trauma.  We often forget that there are underlying psychological reasons for weight issuesThis workshop was well organized, materials were easy to follow, and presenter demonstrated expertise and knowledge of material.  It was great to hear statistics on binge eating disorder.”

Sally Mansour, LMFT

This workshop was exceptional!  Ms. Chasse was very knowledgeable and answered my questions in a way that was insightful and developed my skills and understanding of the topic.  Ms. Chasse’s knowledge helped me to explore my own bias and adapt my clinical understanding.  I would recommend this program to all professions in the field so as to help others improve their diagnostic and clinical skills, and improve the way in which we approach working with this unique population in a positive and affirming way.”

Jen Nunez, Psy.D.

I was grateful to see a sympathetic and understanding presentation of weight—the presenter made me feel understood on a personal level as a person who has had my own weight struggles, stigma, and traumaI was grateful for the pacing of the course.  Instructor did not appear rushed and had ample time for her content.”

Jennifer Williams, LMFT<br />

The training was exceptional!  It met all the needs I expected going into the training and expanded on my current knowledge.  Ms. Chasse did an exceptional job of connecting to each of the participants and provided an insightful, knowledgeable, and clinically strong presentation.  She maintained my attention with different mediums of presentation, anecdotes, and clinical facts.  I would recommend this program to all professionals in the field so as to improve clinical skills with all clients, and specifically to assist clinicians with diagnostic skills.”

Munya Kanaventi, Paraprofessional<br />

Bren’s enthusiastic presentation on this delicate subject was informative and compelling.  I will definitely be able to use this material with the population with which I work.”

Diane Fischer, M.A.

Bren presents a very thorough workshop.  Her ability to incorporate the trauma aspect of binge eating was profound.  All learning objectives were clear, defined, and appropriate for any level of student.  I highly recommend.”

Courtney Alyce, M.A.

This program exceeded my expectations!  I am able to take away a greater and deeper understanding of the personal struggle for clients impacted by eating disorders.  I was inspired to add Ms. Chasse’s techniques and knowledge to my clinical skills.  Ms. Chasse’s presentation will definitely help to inform how I work with eating disorder clients in the future.”

Laura Filip, LCSW<br />

About Presenter

Ms. Chasse is the founder of Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. and is a leading trauma expert in Pasadena, California. Ms. Chasse is an expert in the experience of psychological trauma. She is EMDR-Certified and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and has trained at a master level in Attachment-Focused EMDR and Ego States (“parts work”).

Ms. Chasse is devoted to expanding the knowledge base for trauma within the field of psychology. Ms. Chasse is committed to supporting all mental health providers in increasing their ability to support their client’s capacity to heal from trauma.

Workshop Cost $49

Additional Information

Certificate of Completion: All Certificates of Completion will be issued only after your payment has been made in full, and you have completed all required components of the certification course. Please be sure you sign in and out so that I may e-mail you your certification.

Accommodations: This is a virtual live online workshop. If you have a special need, and plan to attend a workshop provided by Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc., please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at (626) 765-9944 or by e-mail at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com. Please allow as much advance notice as possible so as to ensure ample opportunity to meet your needs. Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. and provider Bren M. Chasse, LMFT, will follow all applicable local, state, and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2008).

Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received no later than 5 business days prior to the event.  Refunds will be processed within 3-5 days upon receipt of written request.  A $25 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event throughout the cancellation deadline.  Requests for refunds received after the cancellation deadline will be denied.  This provider has the discretion to issue a refund that does not comply with the policy.  Should this provider be unable to present in the case of an emergency, this provider will issue a full refund to all participants and inform them of the cancellation through email and phone (if necessary).

Grievances: Any questions or complaints (i.e. course content, facilities, certificates, miscellaneous occurrences), should be directed to Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at (626) 765-9944 or by e-mail at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com. 

Certificate of Completion: All Certificates of Completion will be issued only after your payment has been made in full, and you have completed all required components of the certification course. Please be sure you sign in and out so that I may e-mail you your certification.

Bren M. Chasse, LMFT (LMFT94662) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. maintains responsibility for any program, course, and/or workshop, and its content. Provider Number 92692.

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