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Kamilah Majied

Department of Social Work

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Wednesdays 4pm-6pm and by appointment


Dr. Kamilah Majied is a mental health therapist, clinical academician, and internationally engaged consultant on inclusivity and contemplative pedagogy and practice. She has taught social work research, macro and clinical practice including courses on grief and loss, and the DSM 5. Dr Majied teaches and employs psychotherapy models such as psychoanalysis, Jungian, Adlerian, feminist, cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness approaches to mental health. She has also practiced and taught Buddhism and mindfulness practice from several perspectives including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness and racial justice, Buddhism and mental health, and mindfulness practices to preserve the environment. Dr. Majied gave opening remarks at the first White House Conference of Buddhist Leaders on Climate Change and Racial Justice, where she also facilitated a dialogue on ending racism amongst the internationally represented Buddhist leadership. After 15 years of teaching at Howard University in Washington DC, Dr. Majied has recently joined the faculty at California State University in Monterey Bay as a Professor of Social Work. Drawing from her decades of contemplative practice, clinical training, and social justice leadership, Dr. Majied engages people in experiencing wonder, humor and insight through transforming oppressive patterns, improving mental health and deepening relationships