CBCT for Parents of Children With Autism

2015-10-15 12:08:24 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine if caregivers of children with a developmental delay experience a decrease in stress by participating in a meditation/cognitive training protocol.


A pilot-test, eight week, Cognitive Based Compassion Training (CBCT) program for caregivers of children with developmental delays that is comprised of eight two-hour weekly long sessions with a certified instructor followed by a twenty minute long meditation session. Sessions will focus on developing attention and stability of mind through focused attention training; cultivating insight into the nature of mental experience; cultivating self-compassion; developing equanimity; developing appreciation and gratitude; developing affection and empathy; realizing aspirational compassion; and realizing active compassion.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care




Cognitive Based Compassion Training Session: Developing Attention and Stability of Mind, Cognitive Based Compassion Training Session: Cultivating Insight into the Nature of Mental Experience, Cognitive Based Compassion Training Session: Self-compassion, C


Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
United States




Emory University

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