Call for Nominations: APNS Honours, Awards and Bursaries 2022

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 18, 2022 at 5 pm.

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Call for Nominations – APNS Executive Committee

The APNS Nomination and Elections Committee requests that the membership consider submitting nominations for the following positions on the APNS Executive. The dealine for all nominations is April 18, 2022 at 5 pm.

  • President-Elect
  • Member-at-Large (Human Resources)
  • Member-at-Large
  • Treasurer
  • 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 student 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 Shelley Goodwin, Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee at or

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.

Statement of Accountability and Responsibility to Indigenous Peoples

The Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists (CPAP), of which APNS is a member, has made a Statement of Accountability and Responsibility to Indigenous Peoples. APNS has supported this statement that acknowledges that psychologists must be accountable for the profession’s marginalization of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

To promote this accountability, CPAP’s Board of Directors moved to formally endorse the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Statement of Accountability in the CPA Task Force’s report entitled, “Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report.”

To read more, please see Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report by clicking on the link below.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report and other related reports may be downloaded here:

Justice for 215 Indigenous Children and All Survivors of Residential Schools

Statement from APNS

We extend our solidarity and condolences during this devastating time to the First Nations community in Tk’emlúpste te Secwépemc territory and across this land.

We are shocked and saddened by the reports of the discovery of the remains of 215 children, some young as three, at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. This is another terrible chapter in the dark and horrific legacy of residential schools.

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Calian Group Ltd.

POSITION: Clinical Psychologist – Part-time or Full-time
ORGANIZATION: Calian Group Ltd.
LOCATION: Greenwood and Halifax, Nova Scotia (CFB)

About the Role:
Are you looking for a career opportunity that offers you a change of pace and the opportunity to work with a rewarding client population? This opportunities with the Calian team at Canadian Forces Base in Greenwood, Nova Scotia and Canadian Forces Base in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the perfect role for Clinical Psychologists with interests in providing psychological services to active duty military members in a collaborative team environment.

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Office space available – Bedford

Friday and Saturday are available for an office rental for an individual professional practitioner in a furnished psychologists office at Sun Tower, an accessible building in a central Bedford location near Sunnyside Mall. Office has internet, a kitchenette, plus a private waiting room area.

Cost for one day per week is $220 per month, two days is $440 per month.

Please feel free to reach out to me at or call 902-483-1691 if you have any inquiries or would like to check the space out in person.

True North Psychological Services

POSITION: Doctoral and Masters Level Psychologists
ORGANIZATION: True North Psychological Services
LOCATION: Nova Scotia

True North Psychological Services is seeking master’s or Doctoral level Psychologists to join our team of mental health professionals including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Clinical Social Workers.

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Nova Scotia Psychologist Spring 2022: Annual Report Issue

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Spring 2021-22 is now available.  This is our Annual Report Issue which will provide the documents that will be addressed at our AGM on Friday May 27th 12 noon.

Please select this link to download.

What’s Inside:

President’s Report

Last Year’s AGM Minutes

Honours, Awards & Bursaries 2022

APA Council Report

APNS New Staff

Committees & Volunteers:

  • Strategic Planning Report
  • CPAP Report
  • Committee Reports

Continuing Education



Committees & Representatives

Lesley Hartman & Associates Inc.

POSITION: Psychologist DBT Team Leader
ORGANIZATION: Lesley Hartman & Associates Inc.
LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Work with us! We are looking for a DBT Team Leader

Lesley Hartman & Associates Inc. is looking for an experienced Behavior Tech trained DBT clinician, with a minimum of a Masters degree, with proven experience leading diverse teams, who is licensed in any of the following disciplines: (Psychology; Social Work; Occupational Therapy; Registered Counselling Therapy) to lead our outstanding, multi-disciplinary DBT team. The position would involve a part-time clinical caseload, the facilitation of DBT skills groups, and a leadership role.

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Canada’s National Nature Prescription Program launches in the Maritimes

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia is pleased to support PaRx along with many other professional health organizations across Canada. This aligns well with the APNS initiative begun in 2017 partnering with communities across Nova Scotia to install “Sit and Chat Benches” in parks to encourage personal interaction and enhance mental and physical health. Read the full media release.

Canada’s National Nature Prescription Program launches in the Maritimes

Nature prescriptions were named one of the top 8 global wellness trends in 2019. And it’s no surprise—research shows that kids and adults who spend more time in nature are happier and healthier. Starting with a BC launch in November 2020, and subsequent launches in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, PaRx is proud to be recognized worldwide as Canada’s national, evidence-based nature prescription program. 

On April 22nd, PaRx officially launched across the Maritimes. Featuring practical resources like quick tips and patient handouts, its goal is to make prescribing time in nature simple, fun and effective. And thanks to the program’s collaboration with Parks Canada, registered prescribers can prescribe one free Parks Canada Discovery Pass per month to patients, prioritizing those who live close to Parks Canada administered sites, and for whom the cost of a pass would be a barrier to access.

As part of the Maritimes launch, and out of gratitude to health-care workers, the BC Parks Foundation is offering free remote nature therapy sessions led by certified nature therapy guides to all prescribers so they can experience the stress-relieving benefits of nature themselves. 

Check out for more information on nature prescriptions and to register to become a prescriber. 

Acuity Counselling & Therapy Services

POSITION: Part-time or Full-time Psychologist
ORGANIZATION: Acuity Counselling and Therapy Services
LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Acuity Counselling and Therapy Services is currently recruiting a clinical or counselling psychologist to join our team. Candidate Registrants are welcome to apply. We are located in Halifax, close to shopping malls and bus routes. Our offices are professionally designed and fully furnished, with free onsite parking for all practitioners and their clients. We offer full-time administrative and managerial support.

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Dr. C.K. Perrier & Associates

We are currently recruiting a psychologist to join our team as a part-time or full-time associate, working out of our office in Bedford. We offer comfortable, accessible, and welcoming office space with free parking. We provide complete administrative and reception support.

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Dr. Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates

Dr. Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates welcomes applicants for a Psychologist position (Registered or Candidate Registrant)  to provide therapy for older adolescents and adults.  This position can be either part-time (8-12 hours) or full- time.

Applicants need to have developed clinical skills, a confident clinical approach and identified areas of expertise to provide therapy for adult clients. Expertise in treating PTSD and trauma and/or family therapy is an asset. We provide both in in-office and online therapy.

Read moreDr. Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates”

Nova Scotia Psychologist Winter Issue

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Winter 2021-22  is now available.  Please select this link to download.
What’s Inside:

  • President’s Report
  • Call for Nominations: Executive
  • Call for Nominations: Honours, Awards & Bursaries
  • APNS Awards 2021: Presented in Person
  • Psychology Month 2022
  • The Nova Scotia Psychologist: New Format
  • Upcoming APNS Survey
  • APNS Is Hiring
  • In Memoriam: Dr Patrick O’Neill
  • Acknowledgements
  • Advertisements
  • Committees & Representatives