Dr. Katherine Owens, BA Hons ’98

Senior Psychologist, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region

2016 Honouree

Dr. Katherine Owens truly exhibits the Jesuit value of Men and Women for Others in her personal life and professional career, providing the highest quality care to her patients, sharing her knowledge and expertise to aid in the educational development of future clinical psychologists, and giving of her time and talents to those in need.

Dr. Owens holds B.A. honours (Campion College), M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Regina. She is a Senior Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Psychology Training with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Chief Psychologist at the Mental Health Clinic, serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Regina and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan, and provides assessment and treatment through her private practice at CBI Physical Rehabilitation. Dr. Owens is the clinical supervisor for many students and colleagues within both public and private practice. She is the author of the award winning book Overcoming Health Anxiety, a cognitive behaviourally based book for individuals who are anxious about their health.

Alongside her professional career, Dr. Owens finds time to give of her time and talents to local and international communities. Her volunteer efforts include working with the Regina Food Bank, the United Nations Safer Cities project in Tanzania, with Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali (GRT) on an inpatient unit in Somalia, and providing support with Humanity First to victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Dr. Owens was the first psychologist to the Canadian-based, volunteer organization Humanity First, which provides support to regions in the world where humanity struggles for the basic necessities of life and the only Psychologist in Somalia at the time.