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.

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About the role:

We are looking for clinical psychologists to join the Calian team and help make a difference in the lives of Canadian Armed Forces members in exclusive shared-care clinics on Canadian Armed Forces bases in Nova Scotia. 

We offer a range of part-time and full-time career opportunities that include virtual, hybrid, and onsite working environments.  Our opportunities are ideal for clinical psychologists interested psychological assessment and treatment services who value a team-based environment with high access to quality care. 

Clinical Psychologists working in share-care clinics enjoy:

  • Guaranteed hourly rate
  • Weekday hours
  • No overhead or administrative fees typically associated with office-based practice
  • Generous allotment of time for booked appointments
  • Working with a unique and motivated client population
  • Collaborative multi-disciplinary teams
  • Easy access to onsite specialists and support services
  • Dedicated Calian contract management team providing round-the-clock support

The ideal candidate has a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and is licensed for autonomous practice.  The ideal candidate has 2 years of recent experience under their license for autonomous practice providing psychological assessment and treatment services to an adult population with a range of presenting concerns.  Additional training in trauma processing therapies, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, or EMDR is required for some locations. 

Interested in taking a tour of a clinic located near you? 

Contact Amy Robillard, Talent Acquisition Team Lead, Calian Health Services. 

By Email:

Annapolis Valley Psychological Services, Inc.

In the past several years, it has become abundantly clear that there is a significant mental health crisis in Canada. Our community members need assistance and support in addressing the many facets of their lives that are competing against their mental well-being. At Annapolis Valley Psychological Services Inc. (AVPS Inc.), we strive each day to provide a positive, caring and supportive therapeutic experience for our clients.

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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.

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Aulakh Psychological and Counselling Service Inc.

Aulakh Psychological & Counselling Services is a well-established, vibrant collegial practice in central Halifax, Nova Scotia. We provide psychological services to a diverse range of clients (children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, veterans, first-responders and members of diverse communities).

We are seeking a qualified Registered Psychologist, or Candidate Registrar, to be a part of our team. We are looking for a client-focused candidate who likes to work collaboratively with clients and other health care professionals. The successful candidate would be warm, ethically minded, and have a fundamental respect for the clients we work with. The successful candidate must be a Registered Psychologist, or Candidate Register, of good standing in the province of Nova Scotia. We offer flexible hours and an associate looking for either part-time or full-time hours would be welcome to apply.

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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