Leslie Langbert is Executive Director of the Center for Compassion Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A licensed clinical social worker, Leslie has a background as a psychotherapist working with children, youth and adults, and has held leadership roles in the non-profit sector in Florida, Washington D.C. area, and New York City. Leslie has been teaching CBCT® (Cognitively Based Compassion Training) since 2014. Having studied directly with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D at Emory University since 2012, she has led more than 100 students through the CBCT® program, including adolescents in foster care, Native American youth, transgender youth, behavioral health professionals, early childhood professionals and parents of preschoolers. She has been a certified yoga instructor for more than 6 years with additional training in yoga therapy, and is a mindfulness meditation facilitator.