Publications

WEBINAR: Treating Adults in Later Life

This workshop is intended to have both didactic and experiential/interactive components. It will therefore be a participatory event where delegates engage and interact with each other. Led by a presenter with clinical and research experience related to mental health in later life, this workshop should provide participants with at least 3 tangible perspectives, skills, and/or techniques (i.e., learning outcomes). If this workshop works as planned it should be innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative, developmental, provocative, logistically sound, and provide both novice and experienced psychologists with an opportunity to continue their professional development. Download brochure.

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Understanding Paramedic and Crown Attorney Culture and the Impact of Trauma

APNS continues its partnership with Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) and the NS Public Prosecution Services (PPS) in response to a need for psychologists across Nova Scotia, who are trained and skilled in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, as well as having an awareness of the culture of paramedics and Crown Attorneys. With each workshop we add to the Registered Roster of Service Providers for referral by EMC and PPS. We are now offering a format that combines both paramedics and attorneys.

When you Dread your Next Session: Applying DBT principles to therapy with clients that leave you feeling helpless, demoralized, and resentful

We all work with clients who test our capacity to connect with them, feel compassionate, and act competently.

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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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