It is a privilege and honor to announce that Norman Kim, PhD and Nikki Rollo, LMFT have joined the leadership and management team at Center for Change.
While working in their new responsibilities with Center for Change, they will also continue in their roles at the Reasons program in Southern California. (Reasons and Center for Change are independent, individually unique, and completely separate programs)
Norman and Nikki will work with Center for Change as National Program Development Directors. They will wear various hats with responsibilities that contribute to the growth strategies of Center for Change and align with our desire and practice of providing excellent care to those we serve throughout the US and abroad.
We are blessed to have Norman and Nikki working with us. They bring management and clinical talent, understanding of research and treatment in the field, new energy and thought into a growing field, warmth, integrity and desires and values which align with those on which Center for Change is built: excellence, experience, engagement, unity, respect, spirituality, integrity, and loving kindness.
The leadership at Center for Change remains the same with Michael E. Berrett, PhD, CEO, Jeff Anderson, CFO, Pam Kidd, Admissions Director, Tamara Noyes, Business Development Director, Nicole Hawkins PhD, Director of Clinical Services, and Greg Ellis MD, Medical Director. The beautiful difference is that we now additionally have Norman and Nikki with us as an integral part of our team. I express gratitude for the blessing that this is for all of us, and for all those whom we do and will serve.
Please read on and learn more about Norman Kim and Nikki Rollo.
Michael E. Berrett, PhD
Psychologist, CEO, and Co-founder
Center for Change, Orem, Utah
Norman Kim, Ph.D.
Norman 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 to study the neurobiologic underpinnings of emotion recognition and understanding in Autism. Most recently he has been involved in a multi-site study of the course and outcome of childhood bipolar disorder.
In conjunction with his research interests, Norman has developed an expertise in treating and teaching about psychiatrically complex populations, multi-modal treatment, and diagnostic assessment with a particular focus on Eating Disorders, Trauma, and Bipolar Disorder. While rooted firmly in empirically supported approaches, he has incorporated practices emphasizing somatosensory integration that draw from eastern and traditional medicine. He was the co-founder of the Reasons Eating Disorder Center and is a regular national speaker, educator, and advocate for eating disorder awareness. He has endeavored to develop a clinical approach that focuses on the exploration of meaning as a path to healing and that honors an individuals’ own narrative and journey.
Nikki Rollo, LMFT
Nikki is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and New York and has successfully defended her disseration at Pacifica Graduate Institute with a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology to be conferred May 2015. She has worked in various aspects of eating disorder treatment over the past ten years, utilizing her experience as a clinician and passion for the idea that relationships are healing to inform her efforts in program development, staff training, and in directing admissions, operations, business development and clinical outreach. She brings experience in opening eating disorder treatment centers and a passion for creating healing spaces for patients to begin recovery. Integral to her clinical philosophy is her personal practice of yoga and meditation including completing a Yoga teacher training with an emphasis on trauma-sensitive mind-body movement. She is the founding chair of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, San Diego Chapter, and has served on several chapters over the past eight years.