Behavioral Health Aspects of Obesity

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Behavioral Health Aspects of Obesity is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD, as part of the Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate.

Obesity is a complex and multifaceted condition that has reached epidemic proportions. Obesity is likely influenced by several prenatal and postnatal neurobiopsychosocial factors and is associated with a host of poor health outcomes.

This program is designed for professionals interested in learning about the causes and consequences associated with obesity. Implications for screening and intervention through a behavioral health lens are explored. Empirically based research findings are highlighted throughout this program.

Relevant topics reviewed during the program include:

  • Metabolic abnormalities
  • Neighborhood psychosocial stressors
  • Executive dysfunction
  • HPA axis dysfunction
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Biological despair
  • Circadian rhythm misalignment
  • Severe mental illness
  • Glucose-insulin axis dysfunction
  • Lifestyle change interventions
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Oxidative stress
  • Inflammation
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sedentary behaviors
  • Prenatal and early childhood trauma
  • Self-stigma
  • Alexithymia
  • Nervous system dysfunction
  • Excessive sugar consumption
  • Blood sugar dysregulation
  • Gut dysbiosis

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe obesity and other related topics.

Describe the neurobiopsychosocial consequences associated with obesity through a behavioral health lens.

Describe screening and intervention options through a behavioral health lens.

Describe up-to-date research findings.


Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consu...


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