Dr. Julie Oliveira-Payton, LCSW, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr. Julie Oliveira-Payton, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker from Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric

Dr. Julie Oliveira Payton, LCSW, CBC

Counselors, (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). She is the first from Hawaii to attain this certification.

Dr. Julie Oliveira-Payton earned her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California, along with Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

She is the supervisor for the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Bariatric Clinical Services. Under her guidance and leadership, the Bariatric Surgery Department has been awarded Bariatric Surgery Comprehensive Center Accreditations for three successive term cycles. In addition to leading the bariatric surgery multi-disciplinary team, she continues to specialize in bariatric surgery assessment and counseling for the past 12 years.

Recognizing her exemplary leadership and bariatric medicine clinical experience, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. Her professional stature, public health accomplishments and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Domonique Christian, MS, Awarded National Bariatric Certification

Domonique Christian, MS, CBC

Domonique Christian, MS, a nutrition and wellness counselor from Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Domonique earned both a public safety and human services master’s degree from Capella University. She has certifications in nutrition and health coaching. Currently she is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and The Obesity Society.

Domonique personally has been a bariatric patient. This life changing experience has inspired her to pursue a career in bariatric counseling and help guide others in their personal journeys.

Her personal experience and recognition of the obesity pandemic, the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her receiving a fellowship from AABC. Because of her commitment to bariatric care, AABC awarded her an academic scholarship.  Her professional stature and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Rebecca Barclay, MA, NCC, LPC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Rebecca Barclay, MA, NCC, LPC, a Licensed Professional Counselor, from Harrisburg, Pa, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of

Rebecca Barclay, MA, NCC, LPC, CBC

Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Rebecca earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Messiah College in Mechanicsburg. She also has the distinction of being credentialed as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

In her clinical practice she treats children, teenagers, and adults. Her clinical experience includes community and school-based therapy, community mental health clinics, and group private practice.

Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her receiving a fellowship from AABC. Because of her commitment to community and school-age health, AABC awarded her an academic scholarship.  Her professional stature and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
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Rebecca Cayford, LMHC, RN Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Rebecca Cayford, LMHC, a licensed mental health counselor from Palm Bay, Florida, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric

Rebecca Cayford, LMHC, RN, CBC

Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified. Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Rebecca earned her Professional Counselor master’s degree from Southeastern University. In addition to her mental health training, she has accumulated 40 years of clinical experience as a Licensed and Registered Nurse, with specialty in post-operative bariatric surgery care and treatment.

Rebecca has established a private mental health practice, Cayford Counseling, LLC, in Melbourne, FL. In addition, she serves as the pre-bariatric surgery evaluator for Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute, in Rockledge, FL.

Recognizing her vast and unique clinical experience and training in the physical and social sciences, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. Her professional accomplishments and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
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Clinton Bolton Ph.D., Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Clinton Bolton, Ph. D a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor from Raleigh, N.C.,

Clinton Bolton, Ph.D., CBC

has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science, he was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Dr. Bolton received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, his Master’s from the University of North Carolina and earned his Ph. D at North Carolina State University. In addition to providing mental health counseling, he is a licensed supervisor that provides clinical supervision for Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors.

He specializes in behavioral health and bariatric counseling and for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, he provides training in best bariatric practices for mental health professionals.

Recognizing Dr. Bolton’s unique training and clinical experience AABC awarded him a fellowship scholarship for their certification program. His commitment to bariatric care and treatment will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment and prevention of obesities and related disorders.

Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
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Aseel Abdin, BS, APD, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Aseel Abdin, BS, APD, CBC

Aseel Abdin, BS, APD, a Licensed and Accredited Practicing Dietitian/Nutritionist based in Sydney, Australia has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified. Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Aseel completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at The University of Jordan, in Amman, Jordan and is an Associate Member of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery society (ANZMOSS).

Currently Aseel is an integral member of the multidisciplinary metabolic and surgery team at the Bariatric Metabolic Institute in Sydney, Australia, where she serves as bariatric and gastrointestinal dietitian, providing individual counseling and education for bariatric and non-bariatric patients.

Recognizing her professional stature, specialized clinical skills and commitment to bariatric care and treatment, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. Her professional accomplishments and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

 

Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org
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