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#113: Systemic Racism in the Eating Disorder Community with Dr. Norman Kim (part 1)

The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast

Release Date: 09/26/2022

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Norman is the co-founder and principal of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity, a social justice focused consultancy, and the Deputy Director of Ayana Therapy, an app startup focused on providing culturally intelligent, adapted, and accessible care to marginalized communities. He completed his B.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. in Psychology at UCLA. His research and clinical interests include the social development of people with autism, the developmental course of bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. In conjunction Norman has developed an expertise in psychiatrically complex populations, and his primary areas of interest are the application of a transdiagnostic framework for eating disorders, taking an evolutionary approach to shame and anxiety, and minority mental health. 

He is a regular national and international speaker, educator, and passionate advocate with a particular focus on minority status and barriers to mental health care in marginalized communities. He is the founding co-chair of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Committee of IAEDP, on the inaugural Behavioral Health Taskforce for the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and serves on numerous advisory boards. Normanwas the co-founder of Reasons Eating Disorder Center.

 

We discuss topics including:

  • What is The Institute for Antiracism and Equity?
  • Systemic Roots
  • Understanding your privilege and how do I work on my own growth?
  • The lack of diversity in treatment professionals
  • Understanding what are racial, cultural and stigma
  • Eating disorders do not “look a certain way”

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