Bassam Khoury

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Address: 

Education building, Room 517

Email address: 
bassam.el-khoury [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Biography: 

Dr. Khoury’s research focuses on clinical, social, and cognitive applications of mindfulness. His work also involves examining the process, outcomes, and effectiveness of mindfulness-based treatments. His current research program is primarily concentrated on investigating the effects of comprehensive mindfulness 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-based interventions for specific populations (e.g., 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).

Degree(s): 

Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard and McGill Universities: Psychology
PhD, Université de Montréal: Clinical Psychology
BA, Concordia University: Honours Psychology
BSc, Lebanese University: Electrical Engineering

 

Research areas: 
Counselling Psychology
Area of expertise: 
  • Mindfulness theories and applications
  • Mindfulness-based treatments
  • Effectiveness of psychotherapy
  • Mental health
  • Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses
  • Application of technology and programming in research
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, “Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)”, 2016, in the amount of $81,000
  • “Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles” Award - “Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FQRSC)”, December 2014, in the amount of $1,000
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship, “Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FQRSC)”, 2014‐2016, in the amount of $64,000
  • Research Excellence Award, International Mental Health and Citizenship Alliance, 2010, in the amount of $5,000
  • The JW Bridge Medal for Psychology, Concordia University, 2008
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences Award, Concordia University, 2005
  • Campaign for the New Millennium Scholarship Student Contribution, Concordia University, 2005
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences Award, Concordia University, 2004

 

Selected publications: 

Published Refereed Articles

  • Khoury, B., Schlosser, M., Knäuper, B., Carrière, K., & Chiesa, A. (under review). The effectiveness of meditation retreats: A comprehensive meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology.
  • Khoury B., Knäuper, B., Pagnini, F., Trent, N., Chiesa, A., & Carrière, K. (under review). Embodied Mindfulness. Mindfulness.
  • Naeem, F., Khoury B., Munshi, T., Lecomte, T., Kingdon, D., & Farooq, S. (2016). Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis (BriefCBTp): A Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 9(1), 73-86. doi: 10.1521/ijct_2016_09_04
  • Khoury B., Sharma, M. Ruth, S. E., Fournier, C. (2015). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Stress Management Intervention for Healthy Individuals: A Meta-analysis. Psychosomatic Research. 78, 519-528. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.03.009
  • Naeem, F., Asmer, M. S., Khoury, B., Kingdon, D., & Farooq, S. (2015). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(6). doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011734
  • Dionne, F. , Blais, M-C., & Khoury B. (2014). TRANSDIAGNOSTIC CBT: A COMPLEMENT (OR AN ALTERNATIVE) TO THE DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH OF THE DSM-5.  La revue québécoise de psychologie, 35(3), 231-249
  • Khoury, B., Langer, E. J., & Pagnini, F. (2014). The DSM: Mindful Science or Mindless Power? A critical review. Frontiers in Psychology for Clinical Settings, 5(602). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00602
  • Khoury B., Lecomte, T., Fortin, G., Masse, M., Therien, P., Bouchard, V., Chapleau, M.-A., Paquin, K., Hofmann, S. G. (2013). Mindfulness-Based Therapy: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis. Clinical Psychology Review33(6), 763-771. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2013.05.005
  • Khoury B., Lecomte, T., Gaudiano, B. A., & Paquin, K. (2013). Mindfulness interventions for psychosis: A Meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research150(1), 176-184. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2013.07.055
  • Khoury B., Lecomte, T., Comtois, G., & Nicole, L. (2013). Third wave strategies for emotion regulation in early psychosis: A pilot study.Early Intervention in Psychiatry. doi: 10.1111/eip.12095
  • Tranulis, C., Lecomte, T., El Khoury, B., Lavarenne, A., & Brodeur-Côté, D. (2013). Changing the name of schizophrenia: patient perspectives and implications for DSM-V. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e55998. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055998
  • Khoury, B., & Lecomte, T. (2012). Emotional Regulation and Schizophrenia. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5(1), 67-76. doi: 10.1521/ijct.2012.5.1.67.

Published Books and Book Chapters

  • Khoury, B., & Lecomte, T. (2016), "Présence attentive et milieu clinique" In S. Grégoire, L. Lachance & L. Richer. La présence attentive (mindfulness): État des connaissances théoriques, empiriques et pratiques. Montreal: Presses de l'Université de Québec.
  • Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Lalonde, P. (2012). Régulation émotionnelle et troubles psychotiques. In M. Mikolajczak, et M. Desseilles, (Éds.),Traité de régulation émotionnelle. Bruxelles, Belgique: Groupe De Boeck SA.
  • Benoit, A., & Khoury, B. (2012). Les interventions de troisième vague de TCC : thérapies de pleine conscience (mindfulness), d’acceptation et d’engagement (ACT), etc. In T. Lecomte, & Leclerc, C. (Ed.), Manuel de Réadaptation Psychiatrique (2 ed.). Montreal: Presses de l'Université de Québec.
Selected talks and presentations: 
  • Sharma, M., Khoury, B., Rush, S. E., & Fournier, C. (2015). A meta-analysis of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) interventions in healthy individuals. Published abstract in the Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 143, Session 4375. (Abstract available from: https://apha.confex.com/apha/143am/webprogram/Paper316237.html). To be presented in November 2015.
  • Goyette, M., & Khoury, B. (2014). "Sensibilisation à la prévention de la rechute basée sur la pleine conscience : une intégration des autres champs de la santé mentale", Toxicomanie et problématiques associées : agir ensemble, Canada, Quebec, Trois-Rivières (October 22nd, 2014)
  • Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Fortin, G., Masse, M., Therien, P., Bouchard, V., Chapleau, M.-A., Paquin, K., Hofmann, S. G. (2013). Mindfulness-Based Therapy: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis. ACBS World Conference XI, Sydney, Australia (July 9-12, 2013)
  • Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Gaudiano, B. A., & Paquin, K. (2013). Third wave interventions for psychosis: A Meta-analysis. ACBS World Conference XI, Sydney, Australia (July 9-12, 2013)
  • Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Comtois, G., & Nicole, L. (2013). Third wave strategies for emotion regulation in early psychosis: A pilot study. ACBS World Conference XI, Sydney, Australia (July 9-12, 2013).
  • Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Fortin, G., Masse, M., Therien, P., Bouchard, V., Chapleau, M-A. (2011). "Mindfulness as a clinical intervention: a Meta-analysis". Presented at the annual meeting of the “Society for Research in Psychology”, Boston, USA, September, 22, 2011.
  • Lecomte, T., Khoury, B., Benoit, A., Leclerc, C. (2011).  "Using ACT and Mindfulness in group therapy for individuals with early psychosis - adaptations and successes". Oral presentation at the ACBS World Conference, Parma, Italy, July, 13-15 2011.
  • Khoury, B., Lecomte, T. (2010). Méditation de pleine conscience comme intervention clinique : Une méta-analyse. Presented at the ACFAS, Université de Montréal.
  • Khoury, B., Lecomte, T. (2009). Development and validation of a group therapy for young individuals with early psychosis using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation. Presented at the “Mind and Life Summer Research Institute”, Garisson, NY, June, 7 to 13, 2009
  • Lecomte, T., Leclerc, C., Corbière, M., Wykes, T., Wallace, C., Spidel, A., Khoury, B. (2008). Group cognitive behavior therapy or social skills training for individuals with a recent onset of psychosis? Results of a randomized controlled trial. Presented at the international meeting of cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychosis– Montreal, May, 2008.
  • Khoury, B. (2008). Acceptance, mindfulness and psychosis. Accepted for the “Mind and Life Research Summer Institute” - NY.