Dr David Pilon being presented the Award by Dr Jennifer Richards
The APNS Nomination & Elections Committee encourages you to submit nominations for the following awards. To submit please download, complete the appropriate form and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for all nominations is April 10, 2023.
- Lifetime Contribution
- Excellence in Psychology
- Outstanding Early Career Psychologist
- Outstanding Psychology Student
- Community Service by Psychologists
- Community Service in Mental Health
- Diversity in Psychology Bursary
- Gerald Gordon Undergrad Award
- Brian Dufton Grad Award
Friday, June 9, 2023 – 9 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: Dalhousie University, Room 1009, the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave. Halifax
Presented by: Dr. Jacquie Cohen and Dr. Marie-Eve Couture.
We all work with clients who test our capacity to connect with them, feel compassionate, and act competently. Clients may present as relentlessly hopeless, passive, and incapable. They may direct their anger toward us or accuse us of being ineffective. Or they may be especially high-risk, causing us to worry that they will harm themselves or someone else, and that we will face professional or legal consequences.Read more “WORKSHOP: When you dread your next session: Applying DBT principles to therapy”
Sponsored by BMS, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Council of Professional Associations of Psychology (CPAP) wish to support student research and leadership/training/practice development in all areas of psychology.Read more “BMS SCHOLARSHIP: STUDENT RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT”
The Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2022: Member Recognition is now available.
- 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
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.
Last Year’s AGM Minutes
Honours, Awards & Bursaries 2022
APA Council Report
APNS New Staff
Committees & Volunteers:
- Strategic Planning Report
- CPAP Report
- Committee Reports
Committees & Representatives
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.