Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on "Using Contemplative Practices to Divest Clinical and Research Processes of Racism"

Kamilah Majied, PhD, will present on "Using Contemplative Practices to Divest Clinical and Research Processes of Racism."

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the scope of racial bias as it impacts clinical training and practice.
  • Discuss the role of meditative practices in clinical pedagogy and practice as a resource to excise racism from clinical training and practice.
  • Examine personal clinical biases related to racism and integrate practices that develop cultural humility.

Kamilah Majied, PhD, is a mental health therapist, social work educator, researcher, and internationally engaged consultant on building inclusivity and equity using meditative practices. She teaches clinical practice to graduate students employing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and artistic approaches to well-being. She also teaches research methods, social and organizational policy analysis, and community organizing through a social justice lens. Kamilah has taught contemplative practice from several perspectives including mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness and racial justice, Buddhism and mental health, and mindfulness practices to preserve the environment. She 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, Dr. Majied has recently joined the faculty at California State University, Monterey Bay, as a Professor of Social Work. She is a member of the Koru Mindfulness team at CSUMB. She serves as the Inclusivity Advisor for the Contemplative Coping During COVID-19 Research Project at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain. She also serves as Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Advisor for the Center for the Contemplative Mind in Society (CMIND). Drawing from her decades of contemplative practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership, Dr. Majied engages people in experiencing wonder, humor, and insight through transforming oppressive patterns and deepening relationships towards ever-improving individual, organizational, and communal wellness.

CME/CEU credit is available with the completion of an evaluation.

CME Disclosure Statement:

  • Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD; Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Sarah Patterson, MD, have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: The speaker, Kamilah Majied, PhD, has no relationships to disclose.

CME/CEU Information:

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals. 

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2021. UCSF designates each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A variety of healthcare boards and licensing bodies may accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward their requirements for professional standing. This may include nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, and social workers. Check with your professional organization to ensure that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ meets the continuing education requirements of your profession.

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).

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Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00am to 9:00am

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