Publications

APNS Public Sector Survey Results

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) has recently completed a survey of Nova Scotia Psychologists working in the public sector. We would like to share the final report APNS Nova Scotia Public Sector Survey 2018 with you as we believe it contains important information about the state of psychological services in the public sector in Nova Scotia.

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APNS Statement on Conversion Therapy

CONTENT ENGAGEMENT NOTICE

This publication contains references to discrimination—which may bring up past experiences of discomfort, anxiety, and or trauma. Please engage with this content only when you feel prepared.

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) supports the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA) position statement opposing any therapy with the goal of ‘repairing’ or ‘converting’ an individual’s sexual orientation, regardless of age. Conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, refers to any formal therapeutic attempt to change the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and pansexual individuals to that of heterosexual (e.g., Serovich et al., 2008).

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APNS Statement on the Sale and Recreational Use of Cannabis in Nova Scotia

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia has concerns and suggestions about the upcoming legalized sale and use of cannabis in Nova Scotia.

We recognize that Nova Scotia must proceed within the context of the change in federal laws coming into effect in July 2018. We also believe that Nova Scotia should follow the stated intent of the federal legislation. The stated purpose of the federal legislation is not to promote recreational use of cannabis, but rather to displace the current illegal system with a regulated system that will be better able to prevent use by youth and limit irresponsible use in general.

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