When “I Hate My Body” Become “I Hate Me!”: The Complexities of Recognizing and Treating Serious Eating Disorders

April 22, 2016

Presented by Presented by Norman Kim

Please join us for a very informative presentation on When “I Hate My Body” Become “I Hate Me!”: The Complexities of Recognizing and Treating Serious Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric condition, and are among the most common chronic illnesses of adolescence. Despite this seriousness, there is a significant amount of misunderstanding about the nature of the illness and who is likely to be affected. We know that eating disorders do not discriminate; women of color, men, people in the LGBTQI community, and people of all shapes and sizes suffer from eating disorders. It has been found that eating disorders and anxiety disorders go hand in hand.
In this presentation, we will focus:

  1. Understanding the underlying connections among sensation, perception, and emotion
  2. Focus on particular role of memory reconsolidation
  3. Learn myths of eating disorders
  4. Review neuropsychological functioning of eating disorders
  5. Learn to provider safety and healing in the midst of a threat

Norman Kim completed his B.A. at Yale University where he studied music and psychology, and was the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship for Research.  He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where he was the recipient of an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. His research and clinical interests and experience include the neurobiology and social development of people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome, the diagnosis and developmental course of childhood bipolar disorder, and the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety

We look forward to seeing you Friday, April 22nd!

Program Costs:
Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Students with I.D: $10

2 PDH / CEU Credits for CEAP,  LCSW, MFT

RSVP:  If you would like to RSVP to this meeting, please CLICK HERE or call (818) 759-9999. Space is limited.

Friday, April 22nd
8:30 am Networking
9-11 am Program

Valley Economic Alliance.
5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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