Dr. Jamila is a leader in the field of child and adolescent mental health. Her expertise has been sought out to train, teach, and raise awareness (particularly about urban youth of color) within the mental health and social service industry, faith-based community, grassroots organizations, and institutions of higher learning.
A champion of social justice, Dr. Jamila has also established herself as one of the most passionate and respected voices on diverse issues affecting oppressed and disenfranchised populations from a psychological perspective. Through public forums, consultation, guest lectures, radio/TV shows, publications and partnerships with grassroots organizations, Dr. Jamila has addressed a wide array social justice issues affecting individuals and communities of color.
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
Dr. Jamila Codrington, right, clinical supervisor and therapist at Astor Services for Children and Families in the Bronx, answers a question during the Mental Health Summit at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan Feb. 13. With her from left are Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, moderator; Dr. Derek Suite, M.D., MS, of Full Circle Health in the Bronx, and Dr. David L. Ginsberg, M.D., of NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.