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I can answer most questions related to psychological recovery aspect of bariatric surgery.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive experience in the treatment of eating problems and addiction. I have been active in the recovery community since 1983, and am currently the Senior Clinician at a residential short-term treatment center for addiction, as well as an adjunct faculty member at William Paterson University, Bergen Community College and at Thomas Edison State University.
My work on the psychological recovery of eating problems has been published in The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Focus Newsletter, and in Bariatrics Today magazine. I have appeared as guest expert on eating problems on cable television and radio talk shows and have been active in community outreach services, including speaking tours at local high schools.
I am currently working on a book which delves into the longing that accompanies the desire for more in our culture and maintain an active blog at www.journeyintohunger.com.
American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, The Obesity Society, The Eating Disorder Association of NJ, National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers NJ Focus Bariatrics Today Magazine
Master in Social Work (MSW), NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Supervisor
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Service Award - The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood NJ - 2009