Announcing the 2023 APNS Award Recipients

APNS is pleased to announce the APNS Award recipients for 2023. These awards were presented at the Annual General Meeting on Friday June 9th.

More information about the awards.

Fellow of the Association honours those individuals who have made significant and enduring contributions to APNS. They are psychologists who have helped shape the Association and have contributed to the development of psychology in Nova Scotia.  

Read more “Announcing the 2023 APNS Award Recipients”

GET 20% Off Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) Online Courses

APNS has entered into an agreement with the PAA that allows APNS members to have access to PAA Learning Products at a discounted rate!

Courses include:

  • Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
  • Effective Advocacy
  • What’s New inThe DSM-5-TR?

For PAA in person workshops and live webinars visit: https://psychologistsassociation.ab.ca/events/category/workshop/

Find PAA’s asynchronous trainings by visiting our course portal: PAA’s Course Portal (mypaacourses.ca)

Use the coupon code* ASPN20 when checking out to claim your discount.

*Coupon code discounts can only be applied before purchase, no partial refunds are available, PAA refund and cancellation policies apply, PAA member rates apply to PAA members.

Are you an APNS member in Private Practice? You can save money on Credit and Debit Card Processing

APNS is pleased to announce that we have added a new member benefit.

We have entered into an agreement with TD Merchant Solutions to provide a preferred pricing program for APNS members. APNS has been a client of TD Bank and TD Merchant Solutions for many years, and we expect that this agreement will offer significant savings on credit and debit card processing fees to those members in private practice.

For more information please see the advertisement here.

If you are interested in participating please contact our TD Representative: Manoj Chauhan at Manoj.Chauhan@td.com

For information about eligibility contact Susan at apns@apns.ca.

The Town of Kentville and APNS invite you to “sit and chat” to promote wellness

Kentville/Halifax:  The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) and the Town of Kentville are reviving the old saying: “sit and chat a while”.

APNS has been donating park benches to raise awareness of the value of personal interaction as a way to enhance mental and physical health. We kicked off the initiative in Yarmouth in 2017, followed by Stewiacke in 2018 and Blockhouse in 2019. This event in Kentville is the first since our shutdown for the pandemic.

The unveiling will take place at the Kentville Visitor Information Centre at 125 Park Street on Friday, June 2nd, 2023 at 2 pm.

Read more “The Town of Kentville and APNS invite you to “sit and chat” to promote wellness”

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2022

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2022: Member Recognition is now available.

What’s Inside

  • President’s Report
  • AGM Report
  • AGM Treasurer’s Report
  • AGM Budget 2022-23 & Projected to 2025
  • APA Council of Representatives Report
  • Awards & Honours 2022
  • Profile Student Award: Tiberiu Mahu
  • Profile Student Bursary: Andy Kim
  • Profile Fellow: Dr Richard MacGillivray
  • Profile: Dr Richard Braha
  • CE Workshop
  • Advertisements & Acknowledgements
  • Committees & Representatives

Nova Scotia Psychologist Spring 2022: Annual Report Issue

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Spring 2021-22 is now available.  This is our Annual Report Issue which will provide the documents that will be addressed at our AGM on Friday May 27th 12 noon.

Please select this link to download.

What’s Inside:

President’s Report

Last Year’s AGM Minutes

Honours, Awards & Bursaries 2022

APA Council Report

APNS New Staff

Committees & Volunteers:

  • Strategic Planning Report
  • CPAP Report
  • Committee Reports

Continuing Education

Acknowledgements

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Committees & Representatives

Canada’s National Nature Prescription Program launches in the Maritimes

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia is pleased to support PaRx along with many other professional health organizations across Canada. This aligns well with the APNS initiative begun in 2017 partnering with communities across Nova Scotia to install “Sit and Chat Benches” in parks to encourage personal interaction and enhance mental and physical health. Read the full media release.

Canada’s National Nature Prescription Program launches in the Maritimes

Nature prescriptions were named one of the top 8 global wellness trends in 2019. And it’s no surprise—research shows that kids and adults who spend more time in nature are happier and healthier. Starting with a BC launch in November 2020, and subsequent launches in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, PaRx is proud to be recognized worldwide as Canada’s national, evidence-based nature prescription program. 

On April 22nd, PaRx officially launched across the Maritimes. Featuring practical resources like quick tips and patient handouts, its goal is to make prescribing time in nature simple, fun and effective. And thanks to the program’s collaboration with Parks Canada, registered prescribers can prescribe one free Parks Canada Discovery Pass per month to patients, prioritizing those who live close to Parks Canada administered sites, and for whom the cost of a pass would be a barrier to access.

As part of the Maritimes launch, and out of gratitude to health-care workers, the BC Parks Foundation is offering free remote nature therapy sessions led by certified nature therapy guides to all prescribers so they can experience the stress-relieving benefits of nature themselves. 

Check out www.parkprescriptions.ca for more information on nature prescriptions and to register to become a prescriber.