Nanos Research COVID-19 Survey

APNS has joined with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists (CPAP) on a Nanos Research survey to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on Canadians ability to access mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the APNS media release, the Nanos Nova Scotia specific results and link to the CPA Nanos national results.


Psychology Talks – November 17th

The Pandemic Echo: What This Means for Our Children & Families

Tue, Nov 17, 2020 – 12:00 PM – on-line

All of us have experienced the impact of COVID19 in some shape or form.  Dr. Kiran Pure and Ms. Kathleen Smith will discuss the psychological impact COVID19 has had on children, youth, and families.  It is evident that the pandemic experience has been difficult and could lead to trauma-related mental health diagnoses and  long term emotional, behavioural  and psychological issues.  Dr. Pure and Ms. Smith will highlight steps that can be taken to build adaptability and resilience in uncertain times and how to move forward to address some of these issues in our children, youth, and families.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/123722879463

COVID and Back to School in Nova Scotia

Back to school is a stressful time for both parents and children. This year COVID has made it even more so. The Nova Scotia government has provided its Back to School Plan to support students. However, Psychologists are hearing from parents with concerns about increased stress and anxiety as their children prepare for school. The following link provides some resources for families.  https://psychologyfoundation.org/Content/COVID-19.aspx

For more help with mental health issues, School Psychologists work as part of the school team to provide support within the school environment and Private Practice Psychologists are available through our Find a Psychologist referral.

Please see the APNS letter to the Honourable Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development on this subject.

APNS Membership Renewal

APNS membership runs from September 1st to August 31st. It is now time to renew your APNS Membership for 2020-2021.

We have also changed the renewal time for the Private Practice Directory (PPD) to September. You can renew or get a new listing at the same time as you renew your membership.

Below are links for the membership form and the PPD form (hard copy and website)

https://apns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APNS-Membership-Form-2020-2021.pdf

https://apns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PPD-Listing-Form-2020-2021.docx