Dr. Cathy Chovaz is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at Kings University College at Western University with a cross appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. She teaches courses in clinical psychology and her area of expertise is mental health and deafness. Dr. Chovaz' active research lab feeds her practice and vice versa. She has many published journal articles and has published a book, co-authored with Dr. M. Du Feu, entitled Mental Health and Deafness with Oxford University Press. Dr. Chovaz is an internationally sought presenter. Most recently she presented a key note address at the World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness in Belfast, Ireland. The topic for this year's congress was the Pathway to Rights. Dr. Chovaz presented on the right to an accessible language for deaf children. Dr. Chovaz has also been invited to be a keynote speaker at the World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Chovaz is Canada’s first Deaf clinical psychologist and she maintains a consultation private practice.
We are very grateful to members of the Mental Health Interpreting Advisory Committee for their valuable input: