This fall, Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke was accepted into the 2014 CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) Teacher Certification Program by the CCARE (Center for Compassion andAltruism Research and Education). Stanford University’s CCARE’s CCT Teacher Certification Program is a part-time training and certification program for professionals who want to teach CCARE's Compassion Cultivation Training course. Trainees who fulfill all of the program requirements, including a period of supervised teaching apply for certification to teach CCT courses in their respective communities.
The CCT course is an 8-week educational program that combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help participants to learn how to lead a more compassionate life. The CCT Teacher Certification Program is an opportunity for committed individuals to deepen in their own practice of compassion at the service of facilitating this process in others. Entry to the program is competitive and we congratulate Dr. Gehrke on this exciting achievement.