APNS FAQ on BMS/CPAP Insurance

For those of you renewing your current insurance or those who are new to the profession, APNS has developed this document FAQ on BMS/CPAP Insurance to answer some of your questions about liability insurance.

This document collates BMS Insurance information to address your insurance questions. If you have additional questions, please contact BMS directly at: 1-855-318-6038 or psy.insurance@bmsgroup.com

Please also see this new document from BMS with more information.

The Nova Scotia Psychologist: Annual Report Issue – May 2023

The Nova Scotia Psychologist: Annual Report Issue – May 2023 is now available here.

What’s Inside:

  • President’s Report
  • AGM Agenda 2023
  • AGM Minutes 2022
  • Proposed Amendment to the Constitution
  • Nominations & Elections 2023 
  • Awards & Honours 2023
  • Treasurer’s Report 2023
  • Proposed Budget 2023-2024
  • Staff: Co-op  Student – Lin Nguyen
  • Committees and Volunteers
  • New Member Benefit
  • Strategic Planning Update
  • CPAP Report
  • Early Career Group Report
  • Advocacy Committee Report
  • Cultural Diversity Committee Report
  • Private Practice Report
  • Post Disaster Committee Report
  • Continuing Education
  • Advertisements
  • Acknowledgements
  • Committees and Representatives

Culturally Informed Practice with Indigenous Youth

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Mushquash, HBSc., M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

Time: Monday, June 26, 2023 – 9 am-4:30 pm
Location: Cineplex Auditorium, IWK Health

This workshop is presented by IWK Psychology & the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, as part of the Dr. G. Wayne MacDonald Professional Lecture Series.

For more information and to register please download the brochure or the fillable registration form.

The Town of Kentville and APNS invite you to “sit and chat” to promote wellness

Kentville/Halifax:  The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) and the Town of Kentville are reviving the old saying: “sit and chat a while”.

APNS has been donating park benches to raise awareness of the value of personal interaction as a way to enhance mental and physical health. We kicked off the initiative in Yarmouth in 2017, followed by Stewiacke in 2018 and Blockhouse in 2019. This event in Kentville is the first since our shutdown for the pandemic.

The unveiling will take place at the Kentville Visitor Information Centre at 125 Park Street on Friday, June 2nd, 2023 at 2 pm.

Read more “The Town of Kentville and APNS invite you to “sit and chat” to promote wellness”

Professional Ethics in Psychology: Examination Preparation and Refresher

Presented by Dr. Natalie Stratton
Friday, May 26, 2023 – 9 am – 1:00 pm, Rm 2016, McCain Bldg., Dalhousie University, Halifax

An essential component of the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology’s (NSBEP) oral licensing examination is the candidate’s ability to describe their ethical decision making
process. In this interactive workshop, attendees will receive a thorough overview of the Canadian Code of Ethics as well as relevant guidelines, standards, and laws.

For more information or to register download the brochure here.

Read more “Professional Ethics in Psychology: Examination Preparation and Refresher”

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.

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 apns@apns.ca

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”