The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) is a voluntary professional organization established in 1965 to represent psychology in Nova Scotia. APNS is the only provincial association devoted to representing the needs of psychology professionals in the province. APNS promotes psychology as a profession, as a science, and as a means of promoting human welfare.
Visit About APNS for more information
February is Psychology Month
Please join us for a free public viewing of the movie Girl, Interrupted; followed by panel discussion on the topic of teen mental health
Oxford Theatre, Quinpool Road
Saturday, February 28, 2015
(doors open at 11:00 AM: movie starts at 11:30)
Sponsors: Psychology Departments of IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Capital Health, and Saint Mary’s University, and the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS)
February is Psychology Month.
The message of Psychology Month is simple: “Psychology is for everyone.” Psychology Month is a campaign encouraging everyone in the psychology community to make time during February to share with the public what it is they do and how it contributes to the overall well-being of the community. It’s that simple. Visit our Psychology Month page for information on how you can celebrate Psychology Month.
Mind Your Mental Health – MYMH.ca
In honour of Psychology Month, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) and representatives from the other provincial and territorial associations of psychology have launched their second national Mind Your Mental Health (MYMH) Campaign to help highlight the need to enhance access to psychological services across Canada.
The campaign encourages the public to e-mail their Provincial and Territorial governments to let them know that access to a Psychologist is important to them and their families. It also encourages Canadians to take a picture wearing the MYMH t-shirt and share it on social media to show their support.
“Access to a psychologist should be a right not a privilege.The statistics are staggering. One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem in a given year, yet only one in three reportedly receives care.Canada needs to do a better job at making sure that help is available to those who need it,” says Dr. Kerry Mothersill, President of the CPA.
“Psychological treatments work. Yet, these services are inaccessible to people with modest incomes or no private health insurance because they are not covered by provincial/territorial health insurance plans. Publically funded services, when available, are often in short supply and wait lists are long. Other countries have launched initiatives that include covering the services of psychologists through public health systems. These initiatives are proving both cost and clinically effective,” added Dr. Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of the CPA.
Canadians can participate in the campaign by visiting MYMH.ca and submitting a letter to their elected representative. You can also follow the campaign all month long by visiting
Shooting on Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON)
In the aftermath of recent shooting on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Psychological Association has provided the following resources which may be of help in managing distress and coping with the aftermath of the recent shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. For more information visit CPA.