Dr. Ahmed Alkhalaf, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 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 Alkhalaf has 19 years of experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). He received a Bachelor of Psychology from King Saud University, then obtained a Master of Science in Abnormal Clinical Psychology from Wales University and a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from Plymouth University in the UK.
Currently he serves as a clinical health psychologist consultant for Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in the Psychiatry & Mental Health Services Department. He is an integral member of the bariatric team, conducting pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluation and provides consultation with regard to the overall psychological care of bariatric surgery patients. In addition, he provides clinical supervision and training for psychologists and lectures to the psychiatry residency Saudi Board and Family Medicine Saudi Board.
Recognizing his vast experience and stature as a clinician, educator and researcher, AABC awarded him a fellowship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program.
His 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.