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Looking For A Psychologist within Law Enforcement Settings

POSITION: Staff Psychologist
ORGANIZATION: Calian Health Services
LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join Calian in Shaping the Future of Psychological Services: At Calian, we take pride in being one of Canada’s largest providers of pre-employment psychological services for federal, provincial, and municipal law enforcement agencies and departments. Trusted by clients nationwide, we conduct assessments ranging from selection services to suitability to carry a firearm and return to work. Our comprehensive psychological services extend across both public and private sectors, ensuring that our clients’ teams are equipped with the right individuals for high-risk scenarios. Calian is thrilled to announce the expansion of our operations in the Greater Toronto Area. We are actively seeking a dedicated Staff Psychologist to join our team.

Your Impact in Law Enforcement Settings: We are looking for a psychologist with a genuine interest in the complexities of human behavior within law enforcement settings. If you’re drawn to the challenges of assessing candidates for high-stakes roles and are eager to contribute to public safety, this opportunity is for you. Our ideal candidate values collaboration, possesses a strong understanding of psychological principles and is committed to ensuring the well-being and readiness of individuals entering and working in law enforcement and related fields.

Benefits Package, Work-Life Balance & Growth Opportunities:

  • Full-time role, 40 hours per week commitment.
  • Flexible scheduling options available, including weekdays, weekends, and evenings.
  • Hybrid working environment with opportunities for remote work.
  • Competitive base salary range with a generous allotment of paid vacation days.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including group medical and dental coverage.
  • Access to professional development fund for attending conferences, workshops, and training sessions.

Staff Psychologist Duties and Contributions

  • Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments tailored for law enforcement and policing roles, to determine psychological suitability for employment in high-risk occupations.
  • Utilize a variety of assessment tools including the MMPI-3, 16PF, and other psychometric measures to evaluate personality traits, psychopathology, and psychological readiness.
  • Review pre-interview questionnaires and administer structured stress interviews and clinical interviews to further assess psychological readiness and suitability for careers involving law enforcement.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Clinical Psychologist to lead consultations on challenging cases, providing guidance on additional testing and interviews required for making final determinations on psychological suitability.
  • Prepare comprehensive evaluation reports outlining psychological suitability for prospective employers, ensuring clarity and adherence to professional standards.
  • Provide feedback to candidates on individual assessment results as requested, offering insight and guidance based on psychological evaluations.
  • Conduct psychological assessments following the removal of duty firearms, addressing concerns such as substance abuse, recovery, and sobriety management.
  • Perform psychological assessments for re-arming, utilizing tools such as the MAST, DAST, and DSM-V, and conducting clinical interviews to ensure readiness to resume full duties.
  • Assess psychological readiness for resuming or continuing full duties following involvement in critical incidents, providing support and guidance as needed.
  • Conduct quality assurance (QA) reviews of assessment reports, ensuring adherence to accuracy and established standards specific to law enforcement and policing requirements.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of assessment programs for law enforcement and policing roles, including the design and refinement of assessment protocols based on research and industry best practices in this field.

Qualifications

  • Doctoral-level degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Psychology is preferred.
  • Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Psychology will be considered, provided they have relevant experience and expertise in conducting psychological assessments, particularly in law enforcement or related fields.
  • Licensed for autonomous practice with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology.
  • A minimum of 2 years of recent experience working for public entities (federal, provincial, or municipal).
  • Must have completed 50 assessments for psychological readiness of candidates for high-risk employment requiring the issuance of duty defensive equipment in the last 10 years.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance at the Reliability level.
  • Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset.

Interested in Learning More: Contact Amy Robillard, our Talent Acquisition Team Lead at Calian Health Services, via email at amy.robillard@calian.com.

Full-day, in-person workshop: Your Professional Will – A Facilitated Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2024 – 9 am to 4:00 pm.
Mount Saint Vincent University, Rosaria Building, Don MacNeil Room #401,
Presented by Kim O’Connor, R.Psych., with Special Guest, Tanya L. Butler, Touchstone Legal.

Workshop Overview:

Although we may not like to think about it, life circumstances can happen to any of us at any time which can impact our ability to act to ensure the best interests of our clients. 

The purpose of a professional will for a psychologist is to ensure that their clients receive appropriate care and support even if the psychologist is unable to continue their practice due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, disability, or death. At the basic level, it is a document that gives instructions to a designated individual regarding your psychology practice as well as the authority to act on your behalf in the event of your death or incapacitation. The goal of this workshop is to provide information and examples about professional wills for psychologists on how to devise the plan and create such a document.  Bring your laptop – this is a facilitated workshop designed to have participants start to create a draft document that day!

Download the brochure for more information and to register.

Call for Nominations: APNS Honours, Awards and Bursaries

The APNS Nomination & Elections Committee encourages you to submit nominations for the following awards. To submit please download and complete the appropriate form and email to: apns@apns.ca The deadline for all nominations is April 1, 2024.

AWARD DESCRIPTION

  • APNS Fellow – This designation honours those members who have made significant and enduring contributions to APNS and have helped shape the Association and have contributed to the development of psychology in Nova Scotia.
  • Dr. J.A. Charles Hayes Lifetime Contribution Award honours Dr Charles Hayes, a respected Psychologist whose career may be said to be a model of lifetime commitment. This award recognizes depth and engagement of long-term service and recognizes those who have spent a significant part of their professional lifetime supporting APNS, its member psychologists, and the profession of psychology at the provincial, national and international level.
  • APNS Outstanding Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Award highlights the challenges of being an ECP, those in the first 10 years of their  psychology career, after graduation from a professional post-graduate psychology program. The recipient is an APNS member who has actively participated in APNS at the committee or Executive level, has used the services of APNS to advance their career in psychology, and who plans to continue a career in psychology in NS.
  • APNS Excellence in Psychology Award focuses on excellence in the profession of Psychology. The recipient of this award is an APNS member who is in mid-career (~11 to 30 years) who has demonstrated excellence in their professional activities or in their volunteer activities while acting as a Psychologist. The award may be given for work relating to: 1) area of practice (health, forensic, neuropsychology, addictions, assessment); 2) work setting (school, hospital, private practice, teaching, research); 3) population (child, teen, geriatric, couple, diverse groups, first responders, marginalized populations); 4) treatment area (PTSD, pain, grief, workplace, etc.); and 5) peer-related (supervision, mentoring, peer support, consultation, collaboration).
  • APNS Outstanding Psychology Student Award highlights the challenges of preparing for a career in psychology at the Masters or Doctoral level. The recipient is an APNS student member who has not previously won this award, has participated in APNS at the committee or Executive level, has actively used the services of APNS and who hopes to pursue a career in psychology in Nova Scotia.
  • APNS Community Service Award for Psychologists recognizes the contributions of psychologists who do outstanding volunteer service in the community beyond their role as a psychologist. It acknowledges and raises awareness of the important contributions that psychologists make to the greater community. These contributions may include on-going volunteer work or commitment to a specific community or cause, e.g., fostering inclusion, promoting sensitivity and understanding of marginalized populations, poverty and health promotion initiatives.
  • APNS Community Service Award in Mental Health recognizes the contributions of non-psychologists who have made valuable contributions to the community in a health and wellness setting or through other activities that touch and benefit the greater community by raising awareness or advocating for mental health or wellness issues. Recipients are individuals who work on their own or as part of an organization, or organizations for their programs or initiatives.
  • APNS Diversity in Psychology Bursary – This $1,000 Bursary assists Psychology students who identify as being from a diverse population and are in pursuit of post-secondary education in Psychology with a long-term goal of having a more diverse profession. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications on three factors — financial need, community involvement and career goals. Although all are important, financial need is considered the primary factor, followed by community involvement and career goals.

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.

Call for Executive Committee Nominations

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

PRESIDENT-ELECT

MEMBER-AT-LARGE – HUMAN RESOURCES

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

TREASURER

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Download and complete the Executive Nomination Form. Submit the form to apns@apns.ca. Deadline for nominations is Monday, April 1, 2024.

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 is required to hold an election. If you know anyone who would be a good addition to the Executive please consider nominating them.


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.

https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Task_Forces/TRC%20Task%20Force%20Report_FINAL.pdf

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

https://nctr.ca/records/reports/#trc-reports

Lifemark Looking for Virtual Psychologist

POSITION: Psychologist (Part-time and Full Time)
ORGANIZATION: Lifemark Health Group, Provincial Mental Health Programs & Services
LOCATION: Fully Remote with Home Clinic at Greenwood Physiotherapy pt Health

Lifemark Health Group is always looking for talented Psychologists and other healthcare professionals to continue our goal of promoting movement to a better life. Whether it’s a role at one of our clinics across the country, a hybrid or fully remote role or in our corporate office, you can join a passionate team working to improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

Salaried and fee-for-service options (part-time and full-time) English and French services are offered. Proficiency in French is a strong asset.

Are you a passionate psychologist looking to belong to a supportive, collaborative community to implement our bold vision to optimize the benefit of mental health services to diverse audiences from prevention to intervention? If so, join Lifemark Health Group and grow with us as we build provincial teams in support of our national mental health strategy.

Read more “Lifemark Looking for Virtual Psychologist”

Fenwick Psychology & Wellness Associates Inc.

Fenwick Psychology and Wellness Associates is growing and we are hoping to welcome a psychologist with an interest in working with adults to our practice. Our clinic has been offering services in the Halifax Region for over 20 years, and we have a wide variety of well-established referral sources. At Fenwick, we endeavour to make our clients and staff feel welcome and comfortable so that we can provide the excellent service that our clients deserve.

Read more “Fenwick Psychology & Wellness Associates Inc.”

Dr. Daniel Chorney & Associates Psychological Services

Our practice is committed to providing the highest quality, evidence-based psychological services to children and adults in Halifax. We provide a collaborative and supportive work environment for psychologists so that they can focus on providing effective care to clients.

Read moreDr. Daniel Chorney & Associates Psychological Services”

Two-Day, In-person Workshop: Psychological First Aid

ORGANIZATION: Red Cross Psychological First Aid
DATE & TIME: May 25 & 26, 2024 beginning at 9:00am to 4:00pm
LOCATION: St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Bloomfield 426

Facilitated by Marcelle Coppillie, Certified Red Cross Psychological First Aid Trainer, https://primaryresourcetraining.com/

Coordinated by Natasha Brubaker, Rector, Anglican Parish of Three Harbours and Ivan Drouin, R. Psychologist, St. Francis Xavier University

In a world where extreme weather events are increasing, we recognize that in addition to tangible physical support (i.e., community comfort centers, food, charging stations and so on), people need access to essential psychological and spiritual support in times of crisis and disaster. Such events are by their very nature traumatic and affect everyone. However, mental, and spiritual care are often overlooked, particularly on the social level, both in the moment itself and afterwards.

“Psychological First Aid (PFA) provides emotional and practical support to individuals, families, or communities who are having difficulty coping. It is about establishing a connection with people in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner to bring calm and comfort. It also helps to reduce stigma associated with mental health crises and can reduce negative health outcomes through general public and community-building strategies on self-care and promoting conversations about wellness” (Canadian Red Cross).”

We are inviting local emergency management staff, first responders, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, clergy, and other leaders and members of our communities to take part in an upcoming Red Cross Psychological First Aid training session. For health professionals, it is a unique opportunity to be trained and serve our community. A more advanced Red Cross Psychological First Aid Trainer program, for which this first workshop is prerequisite, will be offered in the fall of 2024.

This workshop is free of charge and is funded through a generous grant from the “Hurricane Fiona Relief and Resiliency Fund” program of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada and administered through the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia & PEI.

To register: rector3harbours@gmail.com

Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCBNS)

POSITION: Part-Time Contracted Psychology Consultant(s) Request for Proposal (RFP)#: WCB2024-009
ORGANIZATION: 
WCBNS
LOCATION:
 Nova Scotia

The WCBNS is seeking psychologists (2) with expertise in clinical psychology to serve as a Psychology Consultant. As a Psychology Consultant, psychologists support WCB Case Workers to find solutions to complex rehabilitation problems associated with return to work, based on an innovative thinking and an evidence-based research approach.

Psychology Consultants will provide guidance and direction on the assessment and treatment of psychological injuries as well as return to work (RTW) management. Further, they will play a key role in advising and coaching WCB Case Management staff on health care matters, monitoring treatment progress, support for RTW planning, offering opinions on the necessity of medical aid supports, conducting research and educating the WCB Case Management staff on relevant topics. As key members of integrated WCB teams, Psychology Consultants operate collaboratively and liaise with health services professionals in the community to educate, collaborate and promote safe and timely return to work. In addition, the WCB’s Psychology Consultants must be comfortable interpreting a variety of clinical information on a client file together with the body of medical evidence to inform clear opinions and make recommendations to case workers in plain language.

The successful proponent is expected to begin work as soon as possible. Fees are paid at an hourly rate of $221.82/hour. Psychologists who respond to this RFP must possess/demonstrate the following requirements:

Mandatory Requirements:
• Possess current registration, licensure and be in good standing with the Association of Psychologist of Nova Scotia, possess a Ph.D. in Psychology or Masters in Psychology (proof of good standing required as requested by the WCB);
• Minimum of 10 years of clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of: anxiety and mood disorders, substance use disorders, and PTSD/Trauma using evidence-based approaches. (scored 30pts)
• Training and experience in providing evidence-based therapies for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders such as prolonged exposure, Cognitive processing therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Activation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. (scored, 30pts)
• Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices and familiarity with community resources. (scored, 10 pts)
• Experience working in a collaborative team environment (required).
• Available to work 10-15 hours per week on-site or remotely at the WCB’s Halifax or Sydney office locations on a regularly scheduled basis.
• Prior Consultant experience for an insurance company and/or WCBNS or other provincial WCB organizations. (scored, 10 pts)
• Experience working with Windows based operating systems and Microsoft Productivity Suites (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook etc.) and proficiency in typing to perform the work at WCBNS. Briefly explain how you meet this requirement (scored, 20 pts); and
• Have his/her own personal computer, High Speed internet connection; and a current subscription to an anti-virus software program (for remote access to the WCBNS network) to access the WCBNS virtual private network computer system and work on-line in accordance with the WCBNS remote working requirements.

Consultants will need to enter a contract for services for work to be done on a part-time basis of up to 10-15 hours/week (or more based on operational need in the sole discretion of the WCBNS). All work is to be performed inside Canada, onsite at the WCBNS offices (Halifax/Sydney), or remotely (i.e. work from home).

The Consultants are expected to begin work on May 23,2024; however, training may be required and will be paid for at the same rate as hourly fees. Fees are paid at an hourly rate of $221.82/hour as of the posting of this RFP.

Psychologists interested in being considered for these contracted position(s) must submit their proposal in writing clearly outlining how they meet each of the mandatory requirements listed above and are requested to also attach their Curriculum Vitae as well as any other documentation requested above. Applicants will have these requirements scored and the top 4 scores will proceed to an interview if all the requirements are met.

The WCBNS reserves the right to request references at any time, and this information will be considered in the acceptance process.

Proposals must be submitted by email. The subject line of the email must be “Part Time Contracted Psychology Consultant Proposal WCB2024-009”. The deadline for submission for this RFP is April 29, 2024 at 4pm AST.

The WCBNS is not bound to accept any proposal of those submitted. Successful proponents must enter the WCB’s standard written contract for this service to be able to become a Psychological Consultant

Please submit your proposal via email (Letter and CV):
Sharon Ann Gillis
Health Services Portfolio Manager, Health Services
Email: sharonann.gillis@wcb.ns.ca

General inquiries regarding this posting may be directed in writing to:
Sharon Ann Gillis
Health Service Portfolio Manager
Email: sharonann.gillis@wcb.ns.ca

DISCLAIMER: The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia cannot ensure the confidentiality and security or error-free receipt of electronically submitted Bids or Bid components, and cannot guarantee that the Internet connections will be available at all times up to the closing time for Bid submission. A Bidder submitting an Electronic Bid via email does so at its own risk and, upon submission of a Bid in this manner, indemnifies and hold harmless the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia from any and all claims for damages or loss arising in any manner based upon, occasioned by or in any way attributable to a bidder’s submission sent via email.

Affinity Specialized Developmental Group Inc.

Seeking collaborative, developmentally-focused, enthusiastic psychologists for our growing multidisciplinary private practice.

The Affinity Specialized Developmental Group Inc. (aka Affinity Group or ASD Group) is a newly created multidisciplinary private practice in Halifax where families can access a range of assessment and intervention services in the context of a single office. Current ASD Group team members include highly skilled and passionate professionals – including psychology, behaviour therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and learning coaching.

Our goal is to provide an evidence-based, continuum of care to our clients – supporting the development of the cognitive, behavioural, physical, emotional, and social selves.

Read more “Affinity Specialized Developmental Group Inc.”

Marsh-Knickle and Associates

Marsh-Knickle and Associates is a well established practice serving the Halifax Regional Municipality and beyond. We have multiple opportunities for Registered and Candidate Register Psychologists who work with various populations. 

Read more “Marsh-Knickle and Associates”

Mindful Therapies, Inc.

Full or Part-Time Psychologist Position Opening

Mindful Therapies Inc. is now recruiting Psychologists (Registered or Candidate Register) who wish to join our practice in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Looking for a highly motivated, passionate psychologist who values independence, high quality service delivery and a peaceful calm work environment.

Read more “Mindful Therapies, Inc.”

Dr S. Gerald Hann Psychological Services

Dr. S Gerald Psychological Services are presently seeking qualified applicants to work as contract psychologists at our practice.  We have immediate opportunities for clinical, school and counselling psychologists to provide services across the lifespan.

Read moreDr S. Gerald Hann Psychological Services”

One to One Wellness Centre

POSITION: Full or Part-time Psychologist
ORGANIZATION: 
Independent Contractor
LOCATION:
 Virtual, Nova Scotia

Are you a psychologist looking to join an experienced interdisciplinary team?

Our locally owned and operated health clinic in downtown Halifax is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate psychologist to join our team. Hours of work is flexible and will be delivered virtually.

Using a patient-centered approached inspired by pain science, therapeutic relationship, trauma-informed care, and behaviour change, One to One delivers high quality patient care to thousands of Nova Scotians who are experiencing pain and/or complex health conditions. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary health team that consists of experienced physiotherapists, psychologists, manual osteopathic practitioners, and massage therapists. Our team meets virtually bi-monthly to collaborate on patient care or for education sessions.

The ideal candidate will have a:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited program
  • Registered Psychologist in good standing with NSBEP
  • Minimum $1million Professional Liability Insurance
  • Cleared Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Checks
  • Experience or interest in trauma, chronic pain, and complex health conditions is considered and asset
  • Experience in an interdisciplinary team is considered an asset

What you can expect from One to One Wellness Centre:

  • Flexible scheduling and hours
  • Bi-Monthly Collaboration meetings (Attendance Optional but encouraged)
  • Private and secure scheduling and telehealth platform (Jane)
  • Full Administrative Support (scheduling, billing, general inquiries) and access to marketing services
  • Direct billing of all major insurance companies including VAC, MVA, and CAF. No WCB patients.
  • Commission based on invoiced billings (Must adhere to clinic policies and procedures for treatment approvals).
  • Potential to offer group courses as part of our Pain Self-Management Program (In-person or virtual)

 If you are interested in this position please email: Tyler Dillman (PT/Owner) tyler@121wellness.ca