Cognitively-Based Compassion Training and Mindfulness Attention Training Program
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01592188|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Behavioral Resilience Biological Resilience||Behavioral: Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Behavioral: Mindfulness training||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||53 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Cognitively-Based Compassion Training and Mindfulness Attention Training for Elementary School Students|
|Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||November 2013|
|Study Completion Date :||November 2013|
Active Comparator: MT
Mindfulness training. Participants will be provided with once per week training in mindfulness meditation.
Behavioral: Mindfulness training
Mindfulness training will consist of 6 weeks training in mindfulness meditation.
Other Name: Mindfulness meditation
Cognitively-based compassion training. Participants in this arm will be provided with once weekly training on the cognitively-based compassion training program.
Behavioral: Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT)
CBCT is a 12 week program that begins by teaching mindfulness and attention. It then goes on to use new mindfulness skills to consider topics of compassion, or unbiased acceptance and compassion for all other people, both friends, unfamiliar people, and enemies.
Other Name: Compassion Meditation
- Interpersonal behaviors assessed using standardized protocols of social behavior, social cognition, and empathy. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Assessments before and after CBCT or MT interventions will be conducted to see if these practices lead to changes in interpersonal behavior. Participants will be asked to respond to questions related to social behavior in the lab setting, with the Social Circle Task, Mind In The Eyes Task, and the Implicit Association Task.
- Concentrations of stress system biomarkers in saliva [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Assessments before and after CBCT or MT interventions will be conducted to see if these practices lead to changes in stress system activity, as measured by key biomarkers (cortisol, C-reactive protein) in saliva samples.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01592188
|United States, Georgia|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30307|
|Principal Investigator:||Philippe Rochat, PhD||Emory University|
|Principal Investigator:||Thaddeus Pace, PhD||Emory University|