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Sustaining a Caregiver’s Heart: Skills and Insights from CBCT®
Associate Director for CBCT®, Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics, Emory University
Timothy Harrison, associate director for CBCT® at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University, oversees the center’s CBCT (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) programs, including the teacher certification program and the implementation of CBCT for research purposes.
As a senior instructor, Harrison has taught CBCT in many contexts, including to numerous teachers and staff in the Atlanta Public Schools through the Department of Education-funded CREATE program to support new teacher residents. He has also taught CBCT widely in healthcare settings to clinicians at the Cleveland Clinic and the Cambridge Health Alliance and to nurses through the Emory Nursing Professional Development Center, t0 students at the Emory School of Medicine and chaplains in Emory’s hospitals. He has instructed CBCT for teens in foster care, incarcerated individuals, to college students and HIV+ patients.
Harrison has consulted on a number of peer-reviewed published research projects with special populations, including veterans with PTSD, breast cancer survivors, and parents of autistic children. He has a professional degree in architecture from Harvard University and practiced design, as well as different styles of meditation, for two decades before training in CBCT and joining the Compassion Center at Emory in 2013.