Catherine S. Fichten, MA, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology, Dawson College
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Researcher, CRIR–Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval
Researcher, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital

Phone: 514 340-8222 (5622)

Fax: 514 340-7507




  • B.Sc., Psychology, McGill University, 1968
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, Concordia University, 1969
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, McGill University, 1978

Research interests

Assistive technologies in rehabilitation (ADAPTECH), education, social inclusion, sleeping disorders, chronic fatigue.

Research Laboratory

ADAPTECH Research Network

Selected publications

Fichten, C.S., Havel, A., Jorgensen, M., Arcuri, R., & Vo, C. (2020). Is there an app for that? Apps for post-secondary students with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Journal of Education and Training Studies, 8(10), 22-28. doi:[doi] OPEN ACCESS

Rizzo, D., Lavigne, G., Libman, E., Rompré, P., Creti, L., Bailes, S., & Fichten, C.S. (2019). Self-reported driving violations as a putative mirror measure of real-world driving quality in individuals with and without Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 62, 78-85. [doi]

Fichten, C.S., Jorgensen, M., King, L., Havel, A., Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Kaspi-Tsahor, D. (2019). Mobile technologies that help post-secondary students succeed: A pilot study of Canadian and Israeli professionals and students with disabilities. International Research in Higher Education, 4(3), 35-50. [doi]

Fichten, C.S., Havel, A., King, L., Jorgensen, M., Budd, J., Asuncion, J., . . . Marcil, E. (2018). Are you in or out? Canadian students who register for disability-related services in junior/community colleges versus those who do not. Journal of Education and Human Development, 7(1), 166-175. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

King, L., Fichten, C.S., Jorgensen, M., Budd, J., Havel, A., Nguyen, M.N., . . . Poldma, T. (2017). Comment bien utiliser les TIC au collégial : le point de vue des étudiants. Pédagogie collégiale, 31(1), 27-33. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

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Research orientation

Axis 2: Participation, Social Inclusion and Rehabilitation Services

Research topic

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation