Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, M.A., is Doctoral Candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. Her work focuses on the confluence of Buddhist contemplative theory and cognitive science, as well as the cultural contexts that shape the transmission and reception of Buddhist contemplative practices, and the specific ways in which such practices are selected and adapted for scientific study. Brooke is a lead instructor for several studies examining the efficacy of Cognitive-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), and has helped to develop and adapt CBCT for school children as well as adolescents in Atlanta’s foster care system. In 2010 she helped developed the CBCT Teacher Training Program, which she now co-leads.
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