CCSH Fellow Presentations

Hybrid presentations from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. You may attend in-person or online (Zoom registration required).

July 10, 2023

Karen Presents: Empathic Balance and Crisis Support in Code Responses [-|-] Beverly Presents: Building Resilience in the Chronically Ill

Onsite at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Davis Fischer Classroom 1

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July 17, 2023

Thelma Presents: The Power of Empathy: A Journey from “fixing” to Becoming an Empathic Listener [-|-] Dallas Presents: My journey with CBCT, CCSH, and my ADHD diagnosis: How the models of CBCT and CCSH offer flexible options in the provision of spiritual care

Onsite at Emory University Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital in MOB 507

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July 24, 2023

Melanie Presents: Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH) at the End of Life [-|-] Hannah Presents: Crisis, Compassion, and Co-Regulation: Utilizing Attunement in CCSH to Mitigate Staff Distress During Crisis in the Healthcare Setting

Onsite at Emory Decatur Hospital in Keeton Auditorium

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July 31, 2023

Young Presents: Cultivating the power of shifting perspectives: Using the enduring capabilities of CBCT and the skills of CCSH [-|-] Jason Presents: Cultivating Self-Compassion in Spirituality Groups on a Psychiatry Unit through a CCSH Lens

Onsite at Emory University Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital in MOB 507

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August 7, 2023

April Presents: Embracing Grief Through Compassion [-|-] Johan Presents: Searching for the Perfect Pitch : Utilizing the Attunement process of CCSH

Onsite at Emory University Hospital in Classroom A

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Previous Events

Science on Spiritual Health Symposium 2023

The first series of talks and responses focus on Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH™), a novel intervention delivered by spiritual health clinicians (healthcare chaplains) that fosters therapeutic relationships that empower individuals or groups to access inner resources that can be called upon amid a crisis or in moments of challenge. CCSH™ augments spiritual health education and best practices with CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training), a program developed at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University. CCSH ™ interventions are delivered by spiritual care professionals trained in both CBCT® and ACPE: The Standard in Spiritual Care and Education. Leading clinicians and researchers will provide an inspiring overview of how CCSH is transforming the role of Spiritual Health within the Emory Healthcare system and beyond. The story of CCSH’s development will be told, and research will be presented in a “user-friendly” manner showing the numerous ways in which CCSH improves clinical outcomes for hospitalized patients while simultaneously enhancing clinician wellbeing. Graduates of the Emory Spiritual Health residency and fellows' programs will provide an inside view of how training in, and delivering, CCSH has positively impacted their personal lives and their practice as spiritual health clinicians. A panel discussion following these lectures will provide an opportunity for audience engagement and responses from invited experts working at the intersection of healthcare and spirituality.

Introductory Remarks and T&T AwardGeorge H. Grant, MDiv, PhD (note: Lobsang Negi, PhD)
Development of CCSHMaureen Shelton, MDiv, ACPE, CBCT, CCSH-RT
Science on CCSHJennifer Mascaro, PhD
CCSH Training and PracticeByron Bell, MDiv, CCSH-RC and Drew Bongiovanni, MDiv, CCSH-RC
CCSH Values in HealthcareKirtley Yearwood, MD, MDiv, Holy Cross Health

CCSH Skills, Insights and Research Developments from the Compassion Training Program (CBCT) at Emory

CCSH Fellows Contemplative Science Seminar (2021)

Integrating CBCT/CCSH Into ACPE Education: A Conversation with Amy Greene

Healing and the Human Touch: Novel Strategies for Bringing Compassion into Healthcare with Dr. Charles Raison

Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health Overview Webinar


Health is Everything™

Rev. Maureen Shelton: Part 1 - Spirituality, Health, and Compassion

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Health is Everything™

Rev. Maureen Shelton: Part 2 - Spirituality, Health, and Compassion

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