Areas of Focus:
Assessment and Treatment of Child Maltreatment & Child and Adolescent Trauma
- Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, 1977.
- M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, 1975.
- B.A. Psychology, High Honors, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1973.
Dr. Steven J. Choy is an Assistant Professor and faculty member at The Hawai`i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (HSPP). Dr. Choy has been in clinical practice since 1977. He received his B.A. in psychology at the University of Hawaiʻi and his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah. He specializes in the assessment, treatment and prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. His sub-specialty includes the assessment of Developmental Disabilities including Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, and Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as specializing in the assessment and treatment of Substance-Related Disorders in Adolescents. He is a consultant for Hawaiʻi’s Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Division and the Family Court’s Juvenile Drug Court. He has completed numerous psychological evaluations and has been an expert witness for Family, Military and Circuit Court. Dr. Choy has served on numerous state and community boards on the area of child protective services and published and presented at numerous local, national and international conferences. He developed and directed Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers listed Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship programs and in 2006 he received the Distinguished Achievement in Training Postdoctoral Fellows Award from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.
- Assessment and Treatment of Child Maltreatment & Child and Adolescent Trauma.
- Assessment of & Treatment Planning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
- Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Substance Abuse.
- American Psychological Association; Division 56.
- International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
- National Register for Health Services Psychologists.
- Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
- Ciborowshi, T. & Choy, S. Non-standard English and free recall. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1974. 5, 271-281.
- Choy, S. & Dodd, D. Standard English and non-standard English speaking children; Comprehension of both dialects and teachers' evaluations. Journal of Educational Psychology, 1976. 68 (2), 184-193.
- Choy, S. Interdisciplinary Issues in Case Planning: Psychological Evaluations in Child Abuse and Neglect cases. In Attorney's Manual for handling child abuse and neglect cases in Hawai'i. Kimura, F. (ed). 1989. Child and Patent Advocates Section, Hawai'i State Bar Association, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
- Choy, Steven J. The psychological perspective in child abuse and neglect. In Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Child Abuse and Neglect. Untalan, R. & Mills, C. Eds. 1992, Praeger Publishers, New York, NY.
- Choy, S. (2000) Multidisciplanary Team Approach to Child Abuse Prevention. University of Hawai'i at Manoa, School of Public Health.
- Choy, S. (2009) Child Maltreatment. University of Hawai'i at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine.
- Choy, S. (2011) Child Maltreatment & Court Testimony. Lecture and Mock Trial. University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Richardson School of Law.
- Choy, S. (2012) Child Maltreatment and the Law. University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Richardson School of Law.
- Choy, S. (2008, September). Survivor-Foster Care Island: Moving from victims to survivors to mentors, 13th international Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.
- Choy, S. (2009, March) Child Sex Abuse: Prosecution, Medical and Child Welfare Perspectives. Panel Member. 6th Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent & Adult Trauma Conference, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
- Choy, S. (2010, September). The psychological effects of child maltreatment through a developmental perspective. Master Classes Workshop Presentation. XVIII ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
- Choy, S. (2011, March) Resiliency, Recovery & Healing. Conference Plenary Panel, 8th Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent & Adult Trauma Conference, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
- Choy, S. (2012, March). Re-Energizing the Traumatized Brain in Children. 9th Preventing, Assessing, & Treating Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma Conference. Honolulu, Hawai'i.