Agnieszka Wegiel, a psychologist form Krakow, Poland has been awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). She is the first Psychologist from Poland awarded this specialized certification.
She is a consulting psychologist and integral member of the Krakow Rydygier Hospital bariatric surgery team. Currently she counsels patients preparing for bariatric surgery and then offers psychoeducation post-surgery. The main goal of her work is to prevent relapses and help patients create a lifespan of health and happiness. Her work in public health includes providing in-service education for health professionals and group counseling for bariatric patients.
Recognizing Agnieszka’s clinical experience and stature as a psychologist, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. Her scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity, and related disorders.