Increase in Psychological Services Recommended Rate

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2021 the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) has set the recommended fee for psychological services provided by Psychologists registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology at $210 per hour. The official letter from the APNS President in regard to this increase is available here.

APNS COVID-19 Survey Part 2: Where are we now?

A year ago APNS conducted a survey on how the pandemic affected psychologists in Nova Scotia. The goal this COVID Part 2 Survey is to get a sense of how things have changed for psychologists since this time last year. Where are we now and how have psychologists adapted? We hope you will consider participating. Here is the link:

https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/s.aspx?s=0d4e1941-04e9-476d-b7ce-22efe98097cd

If you have any questions or problems with this survey, please contact apns@apns.cayou

Highlights of COVID-19 Survey May 2020

In May 2020, APNS asked its membership how they were being affected by the pandemic. Below is a brief survey of our findings. The full results were published in the Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2020, pages 12-16.

APNS is now conducting another COVID survey, COVID-19 Where are we now? Out goal is to compare how things have changed for psychologists in a year.

Read more “Highlights of COVID-19 Survey May 2020”

Director of Early Years Education and Wellbeing – Full-time position

Eskasoni Community Health Center is beginning a transformation of the early years and pre-kindergarten education, health and holistic wellness services. Our vision is to implement a comprehensive holistic Early Years program that focuses on excellence in teaching and learning, ensuring an inclusive education experience, and working closely with our partners in education. This will provide children, students, and families with a strong foundation for success. We are looking for an individual to spearhead this transformation.

Read more “Director of Early Years Education and Wellbeing – Full-time position”

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

Read more “Call for Nominations: APNS Honours, Awards and Bursaries 2021”

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.

Read more “Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Personality and Addiction”