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Bassam El-Khoury

Postdoctoral researcher, Post-doctoral scientists

Biography

Dr. Khoury’s research focuses on clinical, social, and cognitive applications of mindfulness and compassion. His work also involves examining the process, outcomes, and effectiveness of mindfulness and compassion-based treatments. His current research program is primarily concentrated on investigating the effects of comprehensive mindfulness and compassion education program on the health and well-being of counselling/psychology trainees, the symptoms of their clients, and the therapeutic process. In addition, his research involves investigating the feasibility and effectiveness of mindfulness and compassion -based interventions for specific populations (e.g., self-injury, schizophrenia, borderline patients, and forensic population). The principal goal of his research is to improve the health, well-being, and functioning of clinical and non-clinical populations via the development, implementation, and validation of effective meditation programs and mindfulness-based treatments. Dr. Khoury conducted his doctoral research at Université de Montréal and his postdoctoral research at Harvard University and McGill University. He is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in mindfulness-based treatments (clinical license: Ordre des Psychologues du Québec).

Location

Department of Education and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Canada