Publications

Dr. Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates

Dr. Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates welcomes applicants for an Associate Psychologist position. Applicants need to have well developed clinical skills, a confident clinical approach and identified areas of expertise to provide therapy for adult clients. Expertise in treating PTSD and trauma and/or family therapy is an asset. We provide both in in-office and online therapy.

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Psychology Talks – November 17th

The Pandemic Echo: What This Means for Our Children & Families

Tue, Nov 17, 2020 – 12:00 PM – on-line

All of us have experienced the impact of COVID19 in some shape or form.  Dr. Kiran Pure and Ms. Kathleen Smith will discuss the psychological impact COVID19 has had on children, youth, and families.  It is evident that the pandemic experience has been difficult and could lead to trauma-related mental health diagnoses and  long term emotional, behavioural  and psychological issues.  Dr. Pure and Ms. Smith will highlight steps that can be taken to build adaptability and resilience in uncertain times and how to move forward to address some of these issues in our children, youth, and families.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/123722879463

Genest MacGillivray Psychologists

An opportunity to develop your independent practice within a well-established clinic in Halifax

We are an especially collegial group of psychologists working in a highly respected practice. We work in a beautiful heritage house, complete with a private garden, in downtown Halifax. Our associates set their own hours and can control their own bookings but are also fully supported by administrative staff. Associates are normally booked four to six weeks in advance and maintain waiting lists. Ours is a supportive environment for both beginning and established practitioners, offering ongoing, informal, brief consultations, as well as regular opportunities for peer consultation with the group.

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COVID and Back to School in Nova Scotia

Back to school is a stressful time for both parents and children. This year COVID has made it even more so. The Nova Scotia government has provided its Back to School Plan to support students. However, Psychologists are hearing from parents with concerns about increased stress and anxiety as their children prepare for school. The following link provides some resources for families.  https://psychologyfoundation.org/Content/COVID-19.aspx

For more help with mental health issues, School Psychologists work as part of the school team to provide support within the school environment and Private Practice Psychologists are available through our Find a Psychologist referral.

Please see the APNS letter to the Honourable Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development on this subject.

APNS Membership Renewal

APNS membership runs from September 1st to August 31st. It is now time to renew your APNS Membership for 2020-2021.

We have also changed the renewal time for the Private Practice Directory (PPD) to September. You can renew or get a new listing at the same time as you renew your membership.

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

https://apns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APNS-Membership-Form-2020-2021.pdf

https://apns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PPD-Listing-Form-2020-2021.docx

Crux Psychology

We at CRUX Psychology are seeking a psychologist to join our busy and expanding practice. We provide expert therapy and assessment services backed by science and delivered with compassion. We are community-minded, including strong advocacy for some of Nova Scotia’s most vulnerable citizens. This position is open to part-time or full-time psychologists whose primary area of practice is within clinical or counselling psychology. You will offer exceptional psychological services related to assessment and treatment. As our caseload greatly exceeds our capacity, we can definitely help establish and build your client base. Hours are flexible and self-determined. Daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours are possible. Telehealth opportunities are available.

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APNS Statement on Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination

CONTENT ENGAGEMENT NOTICE

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

If you feel you have experienced discrimination or harassment based on one or more of the grounds protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act – including race, national or ethnic origin, colour and religion – you may be able to file a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) would like to add our voice in solidarity with others committing to stand against the legacy of systemic racism and injustice that continues to impact Black people living in Canada.

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APNS – COVID-19 Letter to the Chief Medical Officer

Dear Dr. Strang:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, under the direction provided by the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, most psychologists are no longer conducting in-person appointments other than those determined to be of an urgent nature. To ensure that their existing clients and new clients who need support during the pandemic receive the necessary treatment, many psychologists have moved to a telepsychology delivery model, relying on phone or secure online technology for “face-to-face” contact with clients.

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NOVA SCOTIA MASS SHOOTING: Psychological Support Services

Please be advised that as of October 1st APNS has closed it free services for those affected by this event. APNS and its member psychologists were gratified to be able to provide the support. If you have any questions regarding the standard APNS referral service do not hesitate to apns@apns.ca

APNS is providing psychological support for those affected by the tragic events of April 18 and 19 in Nova Scotia. See NSHAAPNS Psychologist Collaboration Media Release.

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CPACPAP – COVID-19 Letter to Insurers

Dear Mr. Lord,

We write to you given the unprecedented times in which we live. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on how we are all living our lives. Its impact is biological, psychological, social and economic. The demands of healthcare providers are significant and will require them to interact and care for their patients and clients in different and innovative ways.

Read more “CPACPAP – COVID-19 Letter to Insurers”