Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists Diane Grimaldi, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC, and Deborah Van Etten, RN, MS, GNP, PMHCNS-BC, launched an educational membership website, www.wls911.com, to help weight loss surgical clients worldwide live healthier lives.
As co-owners of Weight Loss Surgery Resources, based in Belmont, Mass., Grimaldi and Van Etten provide preoperative mental health evaluations, individual counseling and preoperative/postoperative psycho-educational groups.Deborah Van Etten, RN
Massive weight loss results in new demands, Van Etten said. Its how an individual adjusts to these demands that ultimately determines success.
The online program includes weekly interpersonal coaching strategies, live calls, interviews, audio sessions and an Ask the Expert column. WLS911 was created to teach people the necessary strategies to achieve and maintain success in all areas of their lives, Grimaldi said.