Charles Cox LCSW Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Charles Cox a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice located in Baldwin, N.Y., 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 he was credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mr. Cox received his master’s degree in social work (MSW) from Stony Brook University and has 19 years of clinical psychotherapy experience in multiple settings. His scope of practice ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics. He has provided mental health services within the NYC Division of Child Protection, in children and adult mental health clinics as well as providing psychotherapy home-care for seniors. In his private practice he has identified a link between obesity and mental illness which led to his specialization in bariatric counseling.
His recognition of a dual diagnosis of mental illness and obesity and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science inspired his post-graduate training and certification with AABC. His clinical experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.

American Association of Bariatric Counselors

For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator: Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org 

Sara Atallah BS, LD, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Sara Atallah  BS, LD, CBC

Sara Atallah, a licensed clinical dietitian/nutritionist from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Atallah’s clinical experience in both Lebanon and Saudi Arabia encompasses, adult weight management, therapeutic and geriatric nutrition.  As a bariatric nutritionist she specializes in dietary counseling for patient’s pre and post weight-loss surgery. Continue reading