The Nova Scotia Psychologist Spring 2023

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Spring 2023 is now available.

What’s Inside

• President’s Report
• Awards Nominations 2023
• Executive Nominations 2023
• Psychology Month 2023
• APA Council Report Feb 2023
• APA Practice Leadership 2023
• Guest Editor: Dr Penny Corkum – Child LABS (Learning, Attention, Behaviour, Sleep)
• Better Nights, Better Days: eHealth Programs for Parents and Youth
• The ABCs of Sleeping: A Smartphone App for Parents of School-Age Children with Sleep Problems
• Healthy Sleep for Healthy Schools: A School-based Sleep Education Program
• Promoting Healthy Sleep: An eLearning Professional Development Program for Healthcare Providers
• Next Steps: Child LABS
• Resources: Child LABS
• References: Child LABS
• Upcoming Workshops, Webinars & Events
• Acknowledgements
• Advertisements
• Committees and Representatives

Executive Committee Nominations 2023

This year the Nominations and Elections Committee of APNS is asking the membership for nominations for the following positions on the APNS Executive: 

Download the Executive Nomination Form




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 all other positions, 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.

Bespoke Mental Health Canada – 2023 Live Streaming Workshops and Webinars

We are excited to announce the launch of Bespoke Mental Health Canada and our 2023 lineup of live streaming workshops and webinars.

Bespoke Mental Health Canada aims to close the research-practice gap by providing online training in evidence-based psychological therapies by the experts who have developed and evaluated the interventions.

Our trainings are offered as online live-streamed full-day and half-day workshops, as well as 90 webinars on hot clinical topics and ethical issues.

After the live streaming event, all of our workshops are available for pre-recorded on-demand viewing.

Click here to reserve a spot at the live streamed events.

Click here to view our on-demand content ready to watch now.

Bespoke webinar and workshops

* Please note that this is a Paid Ad Listing. The links included here are external to APNS. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of links or information does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement.

The In-person APNS Annual General Meeting is Back! Friday, June 9, 2023

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting on June 9th from 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m.

This is our first in-person AGM since 2019 and we are pleased to hold it in conjunction with our workshop:

When you dread your next session: Applying DBT principles to therapy with clients that leave you feeling helpless, demoralized, and resentful

Presenters: Dr. Jacquie Cohen & Dr. Marie-Eve Couture

Date: Friday, June 9, 2023 – 9 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Room 1007, 6100 University Ave, Halifax

The AGM will be held during the workshop lunch break and we invite all who are attending the workshop to join us .

In addition to the annual business meeting we will be awarding the annual APNS awards.

To attend please rsvp to

A Brief from CPA: Mental health and substance use health investments

CPA, after engaging a number of key informants from across the mental health, substance use health and other health sectors, is releasing a Brief that has been prepared by Santis Health that provides a roadmap to guide federal-provincial-territorial collaboration in mental health and substance use health.

Read more “A Brief from CPA: Mental health and substance use health investments”

Carleen Hall Psychological Services

Carleen Hall Psychological Services is a well-established practice located within the quiet neighborhood of Russell Lake, Dartmouth.

We are a professional and collaborative team devoted to supporting the growth of both clients and clinicians. Associates at our clinic are provided with full-time administrative services, peer consultation, and financial support for further education and training.

Read more “Carleen Hall Psychological Services”

Call for Nominations: APNS Honours, Awards and Bursaries 2023

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: The deadline for all nominations is April 10, 2023.

Read more “Call for Nominations: APNS Honours, Awards and Bursaries 2023”

WORKSHOP: When you dread your next session: Applying DBT principles to therapy

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.

Download the registration brochure here.

Read more “WORKSHOP: When you dread your next session: Applying DBT principles to therapy”

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Winter 2022-2023

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Winter 2022-2023: Continuing Education for 2023 is now available.

What’s Inside

• President’s Report
• Coming in Early 2023: Awards Nominations Time
• Coming in Early 2023: Executive Nominations Time
• Coming in Early 2023: Psychology Month & Diversity Resources
• APNS Awards Presentations: In-Person
• Highlighting APNS Member Research: Chimène Jewer
• CE Upcoming 2023
• CE Review: Creating a Culturally Safe Space in Clinical Practice
• CE Webinar 2023: The Minds, Lives and Motivations of Mass Attackers
• CE Workshop 2023: Building Intercultural Competence
• Continuing Education 2023: When You Dread Your Next Session
• Reminders
• Acknowledgements
• Advertisements
• Committees and Representatives

Mental Health Care for Canadian Children and Youth: The Role of School Psychologists

This Position Paper has been developed by the Canadian Psychological Association

Mental health and wellbeing which include the range of social, emotional, intellectual and behavioural functions upon which we all rely day to day, are critical to the success of people and the places in which they live, work, learn, and play. This is especially true for children, for whom mental health services and supports bring the biggest return on investment. School psychologists play an essential role in the mental and cognitive health and wellbeing of students in school and non-school settings, particularly, as we continue to live with the impacts of far-reaching societal events, like the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Click Here to read the Position Paper.