Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia

Promoting Psychology to Benefit Society

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 of Nova Scotia. APNS promotes psychology as a profession, as a science, and as a means of promoting human welfare.

Find a Psychologist

Advocate for Psychology


We advocate for psychology through representations to government, employers and the public at large.

Advocate for the Public


We advocate for the public through representations to government and employers on matters affecting public mental health and wellness.

Educational Workshops and Conferences


We educate by organizing and facilitating workshops and conferences.

Fostering a Sense of Community


We build psychological collegiality by fostering a sense of community among all who identify with psychology.

Getting Help

For those who want to know how to get started and what to expect we’ve put together what you need to know about asking for help.


About Psychologists

A psychologist’s job is to help people understand, explain and change their behaviour by studying how we think, feel and act.


Career Opportunities

Find current openings and employment opportunities within the psychologist community in Nova Scotia.


What’s New

APNS Membership

APNS is a voluntary organization that brings psychologists together and advocates to the public on their behalf. From events to workshops, and our private practice directory, there are many reasons to join our association.