Lourdes G. Wilson, MA, LPC, CBC, a Licensed Professional Counselor in El Paso, Texas, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in Bariatric Science, she was credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC) on May 21, 2014
Ms. Wilson currently serves as a medical social worker in El Paso, Texas, is bilingual (English, Spanish), and has a private practice that focuses on obesity and related disorders. She received her Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Fort Bliss, Texas and a Social Work degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Lourdes Wilson has personally undergone bariatric surgery. That experience has provided her with special insight and empathy for the bariatric patient, and fostered a commitment to become Board Certified as Bariatric Counselor.
Board Certified Bariatric Professionals are already licensed/certified health and education professionals. They include medical doctors, professional educators, mental health professionals, nurses, nutritionists and other related disciplines that engage in research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of obesities and related disorders.
The pandemic of obesity and the need for specialized Bariatric Science trained professionals led to the development of AABC that now has a national and international fellowship.
Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors affirms that its fellows have successfully completed all requisite training and education. They must continue their specialized training and education to maintain Board Certification.
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