Networking Brunch & Presentation: Eating Disorders and Trauma

  • Sat, March 16, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • San Gabriel Country Club - 350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775


  • A licensed member of SGV CAMFT or another CAMFT chapter.
  • A prelicensed member of SGV CAMFT or another CAMFT chapter.
SGV-CAMFT Networking Brunch
and presentation:

Saturday, March 16, 2013  9:00am - 11:30am

Watch Out! My Brain is on Fire!

Eating Disorders and Trauma:
Connecting Sensation, Perception and Emotion

Speaker: Dr. Norman H. Kim, PhD

Register HERE

We hope you’ll join us
as we network with our colleagues and enrich
ourselves with outstanding and timely professional information.

Bring your business cards for networking, name tag and raffle.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Networking & Presentation

Registration includes:
Continental Breakfast, Networking, Dedicated Table for Members Marketing Material and 2.0 CEU hours (PCE #295).

Dress Code: Sorry, no Jeans per San Gabriel Country Club's guidelines.

Location:  San Gabriel Country Club
350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775  (click HERE for a map)


By themselves, eating disorders and trauma are among the most challenging clinical entities to treat because both result in significant disruptions in almost every aspect of one's life, in large part because of how they impact so pervasively upon the very way in which we perceive ourselves and the world around us.  When they co-occur, this difficulty is only magnified and can represent a marked impediment to healing and to treatment.

The connection between eating disorders and trauma is more than just diagnostic overlap.  They can both be seen as over-expressions of profoundly innate reactions.  We see and feel extreme threat even when none exists, and the intensity of that fear results in equally extreme responses.  When these responses become pathological, as they do in eating disorders and trauma, they can become entrenched and any attempts to change those responses can, itself, be perceived as threatening.

Dr Kim will be presenting a summary of what we’ve come to understand about this challenge in treatment, and how this understanding can help guide us so that we might better provide a sense of safety in the midst of all of this threat.

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Reasons Eating Disorder Center

Reasons Eating Disorder Center provides comprehensive,
individualized and integrative treatment for women and
men ages 12 and older.

Dr. Kim completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University where he studied music and psychology, and was the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship for Research in Psychiatry.  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 to study the neurobiologic underpinnings of the recognition and processing of affect in high-functioning Autism. Most recently he has been involved in a large-scale, multi-site, longitudinal prospective follow-up study of children and adolescents at risk for developing bipolar disorder.

In conjunction with his research, Dr. Kim has developed an expertise in teaching about psychiatrically complex populations, often with overlapping medical illnesses, particularly in inpatient and residential settings.  He completed his internship at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient and Consultation-Liaison services and worked as a clinician in the Inpatient Eating Disorders Program.  While rooted firmly in the medical model, he has also incorporated practices emphasizing somatosensory integration and practices from eastern and traditional medicine to develop a clinical approach that builds upon a foundation of empirically validated and supported treatments. This integrative emphasis was brought to bear not only in Dr. Kim's most recent position as the Clinical Director of a Residential Treatment Program for women with eating disorders, but is the foundation upon which the Reasons Residential Treatment program is built.

Register HERE


Contact Raquel Kislinger at or call 626 470-3525

Cancellation Notice and Policy

Cancellation notices may be sent to Raquel Kislinger at or call 626 470-3525 NO LATER THAN 72 hours PRIOR to the event.

Requests for special consideration due to illness or emergencies can not be honored as the Chapter must pay for all lunches ordered.

Thank you for your understanding, we'll see you there!

San Gabriel Valley CAMFT
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software