Dev Ashish is a doctoral student in clinical psychology working in the Neuropsychology, Emotion and Meditation lab at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He is currently working on reviewing research on loving-kindness meditation and proposing future directions for the research. His research projects involve understanding the neural, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects of loving-kindness meditation and particularly self-compassion. His clinical interests relate to using meditation techniques to help not only in coping with psychological trauma, but also the development of resilience, using mindfulness and Loving-kindness practices in therapy with inmates with PTSD, severe mental illness, substance abuse and other complaints. He is also interested in the contemplative dimension of teaching and learning and he has designed courses in which he has added contemplative practices as a part of the curriculum and received highly positive reviews from his students.

This profile was last updated on February 26, 2020

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