Call for Nominations: APNS Honours, Awards and Bursaries 2021

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: apns@apns.ca

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APNS Call for Nominations for the Executive Committee

The APNS Nomination and Elections Committee requests that the membership consider submitting nominations for the following positions on the APNS Executive: 

  • President- Elect
  • Member-at-Large
  • Secretary
  • Student Representative

The person elected to the President-elect position will serve for a three-year term, as President-elect, President and Past-president. The other positions are for a two-year term. Only registered psychologists may be nominated for the President-elect position, however registered and candidate psychologists are eligible for Secretary and Member-at-large, and graduate students for the Student Rep. If more than one person is nominated for the same position, APNS will hold an election.

If you know anyone who would be a good addition to the Executive please consider nominating them. Download the Executive Nomination Form.

For more information please contact the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee Shelley Goodwin: slgoodwin@eastlink.ca


APNS strives to foster a sense of community among all who identify with psychology by supporting inclusion, equality and celebrating diversity. We welcome nominees who indicate that they identify as Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities and genders in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.

Submitted on behalf of the APNS Nominations & Elections Committee.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Personality and Addiction

Position Description:

The Mood, Anxiety, and Addiction Co-morbidity (MAAC) research laboratory at Dalhousie University is currently seeking a full time (40hrs/week) Clinical Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multisite trial of a personality-targeted substance misuse prevention/mental health promotion program for university students called Univenture, led by Dr. Sherry Stewart (http://maaclab.psychology.dal.ca/). The successful candidate’s primary focus will be to lead the clinical training component of the trial at Dalhousie.

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Psychology Month 2021 starts Monday February 1st

  • Since the public libraries are not available for our regular presentations, we will be presenting selected webinars on the APNS website.
  • APNS will be kicking off a Public Awareness Campaign about Psychology and Psychologists. This is a social media-based initiative that will present facts and provide answers to some of the common questions we get about Psychology.

What can you do to help us celebrate Psychology Month?

1. Contact us If you want to present a webinar or have a presentation that you would like us to promote.

2. Watch the APNS website and read the group email notices with Psychology Month updates.

https://apns.ca/Publications/news/

3. Follow us on social media. We encourage you to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Here are the links.

https://www.facebook.com/AssociationofPsychologistsofNovaScotia

https://twitter.com/apnsPsych

https://www.instagram.com/apnspsych/?hl=en

https://www.linkedin.com/company/association-of-psychologists-of-nova-scotia/?viewAsMember=true

4. We need you to help get the message out to the public, please share our messages.

Release of Nanos Survey on Access to Psychologists: Strong Majority of Canadians Want Improved Access to Psychologists

January 5, 2021 (Halifax) – Canada and countries throughout the world increasingly recognize the importance of mental health to the success of their citizens, economies and societies.  The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant burden on our mental health and wellbeing, making the need for timely access to mental health care even more urgent.

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Guidelines for the Use of Social Media by Psychologists

Guidelines for the Use of Social Media by Psychologists in Practice and by Psychology Regulatory Bodies

Please note the following message from NSBEP:

At this time, NSBEP is providing a resource document regarding the use of social media by psychologists developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. This document may be helpful in highlighting some of the issues that arise when working with social media. Please note that NSBEP has NOT yet approved these as official NSBEP guidelines as they will require thorough review. As is always the case, following NSBEP Standards and the Code of Ethics will take precedence over any resource document or set of guidelines.

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the alliance of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and certification of psychologists throughout the United States and Canada. The ASPPB Social Media Task Force has developed Guidelines for the Use of Social Media by Psychologists in Practice and by Psychology Regulatory Bodies are now accessible on the ASPPB webpage at, https://www.asppb.net/page/SMGuidelines. These social media Guidelines were developed for use by psychology regulatory bodies in their efforts to ensure that their publics are being well-served and to provide guidance to the profession when using social media, and to inform them about regulatory expectations for that use.