Night Eating Syndrome: Psychosocial Correlates and Treatment Considerations

Presenters: Megan Lavery, PsyD & Kathleen Ashton, PhD
Level: Intermediate
Credits: 1 CE for psychologists, counselors and social workers
Cost: Members–$25, Non-Members–$40, Students: $10 (no CE)

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Night Eating Syndrome (NES) although first identified in the 1950s, has had various definitions and research criteria. The following program will bring practitioners up to date on current diagnostic and research criteria as well as evidence based treatment options. Psychosocial factors related to night eating will be reviewed. Research based material as well as practical applications will be discussed. This program will be useful for providers in eating disorders practices, sleep disorder practices, as well as general practitioners.


  1. To acquire understanding of the diagnosis of Night Eating Syndrome (NES) based 2010 proposed criteria.
  2. Review psychosocial correlates of NES.
  3. Discuss the potential relationships between night eating, insomnia, sleep apnea and CPAP adherence.
  4. Review the treatment of Night Eating Syndrome and evidence base.

About The Speakers

Kathleen Ashton, PhD is a health psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Ashton has presented nationally on binge eating disorder, bariatric surgery evaluation and perioperative treatment, and weight management. Dr. Ashton is the 2013-2014 President for the Ohio Psychological Association, an associate member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and past President of the Cleveland Psychological Association. She served as the APA Public Education Coordinator for Ohio for five years, and participated in over 50 community talks and health fairs to help communicate the value of psychology to the public.

Megan E. Lavery, PsyD is a health psychology fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. Dr. Lavery received her doctorate from La Salle University in clinical psychology. She completed her clinical internship at the Memphis VAMC and is currently receiving specialized training in the clinical management of bariatric surgery patients. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lavery’s research has focused on psychological correlates related to women’s health, oncology, bariatic surgery and disordered eating.

Drs. Ashton and Lavery have another webinar available. Learn about Obesity, Willpower & Psychology.


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