The study is designed to test a pilot intervention for bariatric patients who are starting to
regain weight after the 1st year post-surgery. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an
empirically supported therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, has also successfully been
applied to patients with substance use and binge eating problems. The purpose of this study
is to develop and test a group intervention based on DBT and cognitive behavioral therapy
(CBT) techniques for patients engaging in these maladaptive behaviors after surgery with
co-occuring weight gain.