Publications

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.”

Green Leaf Psychological Services

Green Leaf Psychological Services is expanding and we are now accepting applications for full-time and part-time psychologists who wish to join our practice.

If you are looking for a warm, friendly, and supportive work environment that highly values client satisfaction without requiring therapists to sacrifice their own work-life balance, we encourage you to apply.

Read more “Green Leaf Psychological Services”

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”

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2022

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2022: Member Recognition is now available.

What’s Inside

  • President’s Report
  • AGM Report
  • AGM Treasurer’s Report
  • AGM Budget 2022-23 & Projected to 2025
  • APA Council of Representatives Report
  • Awards & Honours 2022
  • Profile Student Award: Tiberiu Mahu
  • Profile Student Bursary: Andy Kim
  • Profile Fellow: Dr Richard MacGillivray
  • Profile: Dr Richard Braha
  • CE Workshop
  • Advertisements & Acknowledgements
  • Committees & Representatives

WORKSHOP: Creating a Culturally Safe Space in Clinical Practice

DATE: Friday, October 14, 2022 – 9 am – 5 pm.

Description

Creating a Culturally Safe Space in Clinical Practice: An Introduction to Cultural Competence, Cultural Humility, and Culturally Informed Therapeutic Care – presented by Dr. Ben C. H. Kuo, Ph.D.

Location: Admiral Room, Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax

Registration

Members – Early bird $185; Members – After Sept. 15th $200.

Student members $75; Student non-members $100

Group rate is available for more than 4 people from the same organization. See brochure.

Payment by Visa, MasterCard, and e-transfer to apns@apns.ca

This workshop is open to Psychologists, Psychology students, as well as other health professionals with an interest in the topic.

For more information about please download the brochure or contact admin@apns.ca

Workshop Overview

This workshop will introduce participants to the foundational knowledge and concepts related to culture, diversity, and clinical practice. Specifically, the concepts of cultural competence and cultural humility, as two complementing frameworks for promoting clinicians’ multicultural development and identity, will be discussed.

This workshop approaches cultural training from a personal-growth and professional-development perspective and a social justice stance. Using mental health counselling and therapy intervention as an example of creating culturally safe spaces for clients, this workshop will guide participants to reflect and think through critical cultural diversity issues of themselves as well as of others.

Practical and evidence-based examples will be used to illustrate the content and to help link participants’ learning to their experiences.

Topics to be Covered

• Intersection of culture and diversity issues and clinical/health care

• Definition and Illustration of multicultural competence and cultural humility in practice

• Issues on clinicians’ intersectionality of identities and implicit biases

• Strategies to enhance individual-level and institutional/organizational-level changes to promote racial equity and cultural safety

• Paths forward for clinicians continued cultural learning and development.

Presenter

Dr. Ben C. H. Kuois a Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor and a licensed, practicing psychologist in Ontario. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Kuo’s research focuses on the critical interface between culture and mental health, specifically on how culturally-diverse groups and individuals cope with stress and respond to psychological and mental health concerns. As a clinician, Dr. Kuo has worked and treated international students, immigrants, refugees, racial/ethnic minorities and non-minority individuals in the U.S., Canada, and Asia. Dr. Kuo is an experienced and active clinical supervisor who teaches and supervises clinical psychology Ph.D. students in providing mental health interventions to refugees and other culturally-diverse populations. Dr. Kuo also works very closely with various community and health agencies/networks and involves in policy initiatives, provincially and nationally in Canada. Dr. Kuo has lectured and taught internationally in Taiwan, China, Thailand, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Poland, the U.K., and Canada, as a distinguished visiting professor and/ or invited teaching faculty. Dr. Kuo has received multiple honours, including the University of Windsor Outstand Research Award: Established Researcher/Scholar Category in 2017; the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ Dr. Kathleen E. McCrone Teaching Award in 2017; the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award in 2019; and most recently the John C. Service Member of the Year Award of the Canadian Psychological Association in 2021 (for his volunteer counselling and psychotherapy service for COVID-19 frontline health workers). Dr. Kuo is also currently serving as an executive member of the Education and Training Committee of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Save The Date: Renewal 2022-2023 Membership and Private Practice Listings

APNS membership and Private Practice listings run from September 1st to August 31st. It is soon time to renew your APNS Membership and your Private Practice on-line listing.

Below are links for the Membership form and the PPD form (hard copy and website)

APNS Membership Form 2022-2023

APNS Private Practice Listing Form 2022-23

You have several options for payment:

  1. You may click the links above to download the renewal forms, complete and mail a cheque to the address on the form or below.
  2. You may complete the form with your Visa or MasterCard number and scan and email it to admin@apns.ca or fax to 902-462-9801.
  3. You may pay over the phone by calling 902-422-9183 (between 9 am and 2 pm). If you recently paid by credit card we may have your number on file, you may contact apns@apns.ca to ask this to be processed.
  4. You may pay by e-transfer to apns@apns.ca
  5. If you are unsure about your membership or PP Listing status please contact apns@apns.ca

Presentation of the 2022 APNS Awards

APNS presented the 2022 Awards to the following recipients at its AGM on May 27th.
More information about the awards.

Fellow of the Association honours those individuals who have made significant and enduring contributions to APNS. They are psychologists who have helped shape the Association and have contributed to the development of psychology in Nova Scotia.  Recipient – Dr. Richard MacGillivray

The Dr. Charles J.A. Hayes Lifetime Contribution Award recognizes those psychologists who have spent a significant part of their professional lifetime supporting the profession of psychology at the provincial, national and international level. The name of the Award serves to honour Dr. Charles J.A. Hayes, a well-respected Psychologist and long-time APNS member.  Recipient – Dr. Victor Day

The APNS Excellence in Psychology Award recognizes those mid-career psychologists who have demonstrated excellence in their professional activities. The award may be given for work in a particular area of practice, work setting, specific population or treatment approach, or in respect to their peers.  Recipient – Dr. Erica Baker

The Outstanding APNS Early Career Psychologist Award recognizes those in the first 10 years of their career who have actively participated in APNS and in so doing have advanced their career in psychology. Recipient –  no nominations for 2022

The Outstanding APNS Student Award addresses the challenges of preparing for a career in psychology at the Masters or Doctoral level, and recognizes those who have participated in APNS and who plan to pursue a career in psychology in Nova Scotia.  Recipient – no nominations for 2022

The APNS Community Service Award for Psychologists recognizes the contributions of psychologists who do outstanding volunteer service beyond their role as a psychologist, including on-going volunteer work for a specific community or cause, fostering inclusion, promoting understanding or health promotion initiatives. Recipient – Kay Jenson

The APNS Community Service Award in Mental Health recognizes non-psychologists who have made valuable contributions to the community in a health and wellness setting or through activities that raise awareness or advocate on mental health issues. Recipient – no nominations for 2022

The APNS Diversity in Psychology Bursary assists diverse Psychology students who are in need of support while pursuing a post-secondary education in Psychology.  There were two recipients this year.  Recipients – Noemie Bergeron-Germain, Acadia and Andy Kim, Dalhousie

The Gerald Gordon Memorial Prize for Psychology is awarded for outstanding undergraduate achievement in Psychology in Nova Scotia. It is named for Dr. Gerald Gordon to honour the contribution he made to APNS. Recipient – Jillian Taylor, St. Mary’s

The Brian Dufton Memorial Prize for Psychology is awarded for outstanding graduate achievement in Psychology in Nova Scotia. It is named for Dr. Brian Dufton to honour the contribution he made to the education of Psychology students.            Recipient – Ioan Tiberiu Mahu, Dalhousie

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 contact@tracyiveson.com or call 902-483-1691 if you have any inquiries or would like to check the space out in person.

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

Acknowledgements

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Committees & Representatives

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 www.parkprescriptions.ca for more information on nature prescriptions and to register to become a prescriber.