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CBCT® Cognitively-Based Compassion Training 8-Week Educational Course


  • Atlanta Center for Wellness 6100 Lake Forrest Drive Sandy Springs, GA, 30328 United States (map)
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CBCT® Cognitively Based Compassion Training

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Office Location: 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. Suite 450 Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Meeting consecutive Mondays

9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

8-week course

**20 Core CEUs for MHPs and equivalent for other healthcare providers for additional payment of $50 directed to Emory University on last day of class. **It is offered for 20 Core Continued Education Credits for LPCs or equivalent for other healthcare licensure. Continuing education credits recognized by various professional accrediting organizations are available for a number of CBCT Courses including CEUs for psychologists, therapists, social workers and educators, CNEs for nurses and CMEs for physicians. See more details below.

***Please check with your licensing board to see how this would apply.

$80 discount for couples. At check out, click “add-on” and for a substantial discount you can add your spouse or partner.

CBCT® Cognitively-Based Compassion Training is an educational program designed to cultivate compassion for self and others.

Using systematic and analytical meditation, the program aims to increase your resiliency, help you feel more connected to others, and ultimately provide you with an overall sense of well-being. Designed at Emory University by Geshe Lobsang Negi, Ph.D., it is now being researched and taught around the globe.

Hear What Others Are Saying:

“I came to the CBCT course with the hope I would combat burnout in my own work. I never knew how applicable this practice would be in my personal life. It’s my hope that all caregivers, all people, can find the same level of support from this course that I have.”

“Jennifer’s style is so nurturing and accessible. I enjoyed her incorporation of science, personal anecdotes, etc. The course left me wanting more.”

“I found a side of myself through this compassionate work and through Jennifer’s guidance, that I didn’t know existed.”

“This course change my life both professionally and personally. It sharpened my mind.”

“This class changed me from the inside. It gave me hope. It gave me confidence.”

“Everything was absolutely amazing! i learned so much about CBCT and I’m excited to explore getting certified. Jennifer is a fantastic instructor—so knowledgeable, organized, caring and compassionate.”

“Jennifer is an exceptional instructor. The course material, the exercises, the stories supporting the material.”

“This workshop came along at just the right time in my career and personal life. I learned great tools for myself and for my clients in compassion. Thank you Jennifer!”

“Exceptional training. It was so well organized and the material was so applicable to weathering through my daily life, but also as a practitioner -it will be amazing to use this information with my clients to support them in their journey. It’s a complicated topic to break down, but Jennifer’s examples and repetition of material was so well done. Loved it!”

“I enjoyed the 3-day CBCT workshop immensely. Jennifer is very knowledgeable about self-compassion and her passion for the material made each day enjoyable. It was the right amount of information for a short amount of time. I would recommend it to anyone interested in compassion work but doesn’t have enough time for a full 8-week course.”

“By taking this workshop, I learned about CBCT practice and how I can grow through this practice with compassion for myself and others. Jennifer created a safe community with all the participants.”

“Jennifer is a gifted teacher and practitioner. Her depth of knowledge and ability to share it in a concise and organized method is outstanding, and her gentle presence permeates the room.”—Susan Blank, LPC, NCC

“Jennifer was an engaging and wonderful presenter. There was a ton of material that she presented in a way that was understandable and interesting. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this has been the most profound and useful training I have attended in my 18 years of practice.”

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Presenter: Jennifer Finch M.A., LPC, CBCT®, Certified Meditation Instructor

Jennifer combines her wealth of knowledge of ancient practices, neuroscience and resiliency research with years of clinical work to create a masterful guide to building compassion through the work of CBCT.®

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CBCT® is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion and take a deep dive into meditation practice for greater wisdom, confidence and compassion. This includes coaches, therapists, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, executives, nurses, M.D.s, public servants and all change agents.

••CEUs are available and issued from The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion Based Ethics—Emory University

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Those who complete any CBCT Foundation Course or CNE or CME course are entitled to apply for continuing education credits (CEUs, CNE credits or CME credits).  CBCT continuing education credits have been approved in the past for licensed counselors as well as other groups; however, we strongly encourage you to confirm acceptance of the credits with your professional organization’s governing body before enrolling. Continuing education credits require attendance at 8O% of all classes. Upon receipt of the $50 processing fee and successful completion of the course, a letter certifying the award of CEUs will be issued to the individual. For CNE credits and CME credits, please contact us in advance of the course you wish to take. E-mail: Jennifer Finch, jencfinch@gmail.com or Email Zipporah Slaughter, Zipporah.Slaughter@emory.edu, for more information. 

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For further reading and empirical research on CBCT® please visit www.compassion.emory.edu

To read about my personal story with CBCT®: Click Here.

Or read this blog post on making a case for a more compassionate community: Click Here.