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.

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”

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:

Anchored Psychological Services

POSITION: Psychologists (Registered or Candidate Register)
Anchored Psychological Services
Truro, Nova Scotia

Anchored Psychological Services is recruiting Psychologists, (Registered or Candidate Register), who wish to join our private practice clinic in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Who We Are

Anchored Psychological Services is a small but busy private practice located in the Truro Professional Centre in downtown Truro, NS. We receive an abundance of diverse referrals locally, and from sources throughout the Atlantic provinces.  Check out our website at to learn more about us.

What We Offer Clinicians

  • A relaxed, yet professional and supportive environment
  • Immediate referrals matched to your interest and expertise
  • A flexible schedule that prioritizes work-life balance
  • Software to provide secure virtual services, if desired, and electronic record keeping
  • Access to administrative support
  • Clinical support, consultation, and collaboration
  • A contract with reasonable fee-split
  • A renovated, fully furnished office space, free on-site parking, and accessible entry
  • A culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates professional growth and diversity

Who You Are

  • You have a Masters or Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited program
  • You are registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (Candidate Registrants are welcome to apply)
  • You have experience providing evidence-based assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment to adults, adolescents, children, couples and/or families
  • You are able to work independently, yet be part of a team
  • You are willing to learn/utilize Jane Practice Management Software
  • You demonstrate professionalism, excellent communication skills, a client-centered approach and effective case management skills (e.g., timely reports)
  • You have current liability insurance
  • You are a Permanent Resident or have Citizen status in Canada

Why not consider a move to rural Nova Scotia?

With a slower pace of life, beautiful scenery and a lower cost of living, rural Nova Scotia is where it’s at!  Known as the ‘Hub of Nova Scotia’, Truro’s central location makes it a popular home-base for exploring the province. A quaint town of nearly 13000 residents, it’s within an hour of several beaches, as well as the cities of Halifax, and Moncton. Truro’s historic downtown is vibrant and unique featuring a variety of specialty boutiques, restaurants, and amenities.  Truro is the home of numerous festivals and a thriving Farmer’s Market which features local produce, fresh baking, handcrafted items, prepared food and so much more. Victoria Park is a 3000-acre natural woodland park located only minutes from downtown, with walking and biking trails, waterfalls, and awe-inspiring look offs. Other trails in town include the Cobequid Trail where you can experience the Bay of Fundy’s Tidal Bore. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a brief cover letter and resume, including 2 references, via email to by December 22, 2023.

4-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy 

Date: May 8-11, 2024

Place: In-Person, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Presenter: Robert Allan –

Join ICEEFT trainer Robert Allan in Halifax for a 4-day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy. A 4-day externship includes presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live sessions, and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues.  Along with didactic presentation, this training will incorporate participant role plays in small group settings to practice this experiential model.  The externship is a pre-requisite for Master classes and advanced Core Skills training in EFT. More info and registration via the following link: 

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.”

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.”

Student Research and Leadership Development BMS Scholarship

Sponsored by BMS, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Council of Professional Associations of Psychology (CPAP) wish to support student research and leadership/training/practice development in all areas of psychology. 

For 2023:

•             Up to two (2) awards will be dispersed per project for research-based submissions, at amounts up to $2,500.00 per application.

•             Up to five (5) awards will be dispersed to individuals wishing to pursue training, either practice or leadership focused, at amounts up to $500.00 per application.

For more information on the BMS Scholarship download here.

Job Opportunity at APNS

POSITION: Executive Director
ORGANIZATION: Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia
LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia

As you may know APNS is looking for a new Executive Director. This is a full-time, 35-hour/week position, located in Halifax and starting in early 2024. If you know someone who has the relevant skills, please encourage them to apply by submitting a cover letter referencing their skills as their pertain to the below job description, along with their resume to Susan Marsh at:
Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Description of the Position
Oversees and manages APNS activities, programs, and services; facilitates communication among the Executive Committee, volunteers and the membership; interacts with external organizations and individuals to develop relationships and discuss shared interests.

Experience Required
• Experience in not-for-profit and volunteer management.
• Experience in financial management and budgeting.
• Experience in a related managerial occupation, e.g., healthcare, private practice
• Knowledge of promotion and marketing.
• Knowledge of professional ethics; particularly in dealing with secure, confidential or sensitive information.

Skills Required
• Leadership, supervisory and interpersonal skills.
• Organizational and prioritization skills.
• Verbal and written communication skills.
• Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
• Ability to work independently and to coordinate with others in a team environment.

Download the full job description.

Job Opportunity at Lorelei Walsh Park & Associates

POSITION: Permanent Part-time Position (hybrid position so could work full-time hours splitting time between in person and virtual work)
ORGANIZATION: Lorelei Walsh Park & Associates
LOCATION: Oromocto, New Brunswick

A group of two experienced clinical psychologists, one experienced licensed counselling therapist and an experienced psychometrist in private practice in Oromocto, New Brunswick.  The practice has been open in Oromocto, New Brunswick since 2004 and has a well-established referral and client base.  We offer evidence-based orientations of psychotherapy and provide psychodiagnostic and cognitive assessment to a mostly adult population ranging in age from young adult to seniors.

Job description:

Lorelei Walsh Park & Associates is offering a permanent part- time employment opportunity (could work full -time splitting time between in person and virtual work) for a Clinical Psychologist with a competitive hourly rate depending on experience and licensing status, a retention bonus ranging from $5000 to $10,000 and up to $5000 of relocation assistance.  Consideration will also be given to candidates interested in exploring contract opportunities although no retention bonus or relocation assistance will be offered for a contract position and a number of employment perks and benefits listed below will not be offered.

Why join us:

Working for Lorelei Walsh Park & Associates gives you considerable flexibility in your career working in-person in a well-appointed office location as well as virtually from your already established home office space, an east coast lifestyle and the chance to work with an interesting, challenging and motivated population consisting of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, police and emergency services workers and their families. Administration and billing support is provided from virtual locations allowing for complete confidentiality for clients and their families.  Files can be kept digitally through a central portal but the option to keep a paper file is available as well.  Training allowances and financial support for continuing education and pursuit of opportunities for professional growth are provided to a yearly limit should you choose to sign an employment contract and there is no need to worry about paying your licensing or practice insurance fees as we cover those as well (through direct and timely reimbursement to you) for part-time (pro-rated) and full-time employees.

Lorelei Walsh Park & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We have been dedicated to providing the highest quality evidence-based psychological services for almost 20 years in Oromocto, New Brunswick. 

Your Qualifications:

  • Must be eligible to be licensed as a Psychologist under the New Brunswick College of Psychologists Act. Interim Members who are seeking employment will be provided with College supervision free of charge with one of our licensed psychologists.
  • A degree in clinical psychology from a university accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association or the American Psychological Association.
  • If a recent graduate or recently licensed (in the last 6 months) you should be able to demonstrate that you have two years of full time equivalent experience under the supervision of a licensed psychologist and within the last five years you should have considerable experience in completing psychodiagnostic assessments as well as cognitive assessments, including differential diagnosis, and providing cognitive behavioural therapy (at a minimum) and trauma processing therapy (i.e. CPT, EMDR) for adults with PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders and other various mental health concerns.
  • Written and spoken competence in English is required.  Written and spoken competence in French is an asset.

Additional Requirements:

A vulnerable sector screening is required for this position.

Your duties and responsibilities:

The qualified candidate will be able to conduct a thorough clinical interview, administer (in person and virtually when appropriate) a variety of objective psychological assessment protocols, score and produce a comprehensive psychological assessment report (including referral question, background history, measures administered, results presentation and interpretation, diagnosis, summary and recommendations) addressing a variety of psychological, personality, and some neuropsychological and academic concerns to clients from high-risk occupations (military, first responders, police services) and veterans with a variety of psychological and cognitive presentations.   The qualified candidate will be competent in the provision of a number of evidence-based orientations of psychotherapy including CBT, CPT, and ACT.  Competence in providing EMDR would be an asset.

The qualified candidate has excellent observational skills and report writing skills. The qualified candidate participates and works cooperatively and respectfully with the clinical director, business director, other clinical staff, support staff and all clients and their families.

The qualified candidate may, at times have the opportunity to provide supervision to students from local universities and interim members of CPNB.

The qualified candidate will complete assessment reports for assessments conducted, progress reports and discharge summaries in a timely manner.

The qualified candidate should be able to work from a seated position for extended periods of time for the purpose of assessing concerns of a behavioral, psychological, and or neurocognitive nature and may at times work with client’s family members as well.   The qualified candidate should be able to lift 20 pounds and reach into deep filing cabinets (as low as 2 feet from the floor and as high as 5 feet from the floor) for files and testing materials.

The qualified candidate should be comfortable using multiple digital platforms (testing programs, digital file system, email, e-fax system) and in maintaining and closing a physical and digital client assessment or therapy file.

The qualified candidate should be comfortable in contacting clients to reschedule missed appointments or cancelled appointments when required.

The qualified candidate should be comfortable in coordinating their work pace to meet referral source expectations and be sensitive to the schedules of our two part-time virtual support staff and other clinical staff.

The qualified candidate will communicate hours worked on a weekly basis to the billing clerk as needed and maintain a spreadsheet of hours worked and duties performed for each client. The qualified candidate will provide a bi-weekly timesheet to the business director for review prior to their payroll being released by the accounting staff.

Other perks and benefits:

Retention bonus ranging from $5000 to $10,000 for those interested in an employment contract

Assistance with relocation expenses up to $5,000 for those interested in an employment contract

Paid license and insurance fees for those interested in an employment contract

Paid training and continuing education of interest up to a yearly limit for those interested in an employment contract

Support of research interests

Opportunity to supervise graduate students

Yearly bonuses for those interested in an employment contract

Regular pay increases for those interested in an employment contract

Provided with 4% vacation pay for those interested in an employment contract

Set your own hours as your life and family expectations change over time

No overhead or fees to set up a business and maintain your own staff

High quality care for clients

Supervision, either College or peer, provided free of charge

Motivated client population

Diverse and challenging presenting issues

Easy access to therapy and assessment resources and general practice supplies

Willing to purchase new materials/books/manuals that you already use but we don’t currently own

SARS-CoV2 safe and aware office location providing CO2 monitoring and high quality air filtration/all required PPE provided

Interested or have questions: Please contact or submit your CV to Dr. Lorelei Walsh Park at to apply

Job Opportunities at Sunnyside Psychological Services

POSITION: Registered or Candidate Registered Psychologist
ORGANIZATION: Sunnyside Psychological Services
LOCATION: Bedford, Nova Scotia

We are seeking a Psychologist to join our growing practice. Over the past 5 years we have strived to create a professional, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere for our clients and clinicians, alike. At Sunnyside Psychological Services clinicians have the autonomy to set their schedule to suit the needs of themselves and their clients. As a clinician in our practice you may provide individualized services to clients, but have the added benefit of being part of a collaborative team of experienced clinicians. We offer a comfortable and inviting workspace with a reception area, fully furnished offices, and a separate exit for a private client departure. Virtual treatment is also optional.

Read more “Job Opportunities at Sunnyside Psychological Services”

The Nova Scotia Psychologist: Member Recognition Issue – August 2023

Download The Nova Scotia Psychologist: Member Recognition Issue – August 2023.

What’s Inside:

  • President’s Report
  • AGM Report
  • APA Council of Representative Report
  • CPAP Meeting Highlights
  • Awards & Honours 2023
  • Profile Student Awards
  • Profile Student Bursaries
  • Member Research: Dr. Emily Orr
  • Member Research: Dr. John J. Whelan
  • Sit & Chat Bench Unveiling
  • CE Workshops
  • Community: Mentoring Plus Strategy
  • N.S. Health Geoview Project
  • Advertisements
  • Acknowledgements
  • Committees and Representatives

Career Opportunity at Breathe Mindfulness Centre

Are you passionate about mental health and seeking a rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives? Join us at Breathe Mindfulness Centre as a mental health practitioner and contribute to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals seeking an integrative, whole-person approach to Wellness.

Read more “Career Opportunity at Breathe Mindfulness Centre”

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.”