Session Overview and Target Audience
This symposium will introduce themes common in running existing groups and to foster enhanced skills in handling group issues. The symposium will offer both teaching and an opportunity for attendees to discuss specific group problems they are facing during a question and answer period. Individuals from any multidisciplinary specialty currently involved in running bariatric support groups would be appropriate for this session.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize three findings from current research supporting the use of bariatric groups.
- Analyze three common problems in handling an existing group and ways to address them.
- Identify four different topics/approaches to engage members.
- Recognize and apply at least three group resources available on the IH Support Group site.