- APNS -2013
April 27, 2013
the three sessions will be available soon.
Psychologists are required
to develop a plan of action to securely maintain client records
as well as to provide appropriate continuity of care in the event
of retirement, incapacitation or death. This session will be lead
by a panel of psychologists who will share their experiences, followed
by a discussion session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions
or topics for discussion in advance to ensure that they are addressed.
• Day to day
maintenance and security of files
File maintenance in
Private Practice vs. public healthcare.
• How clinical records
should be maintained and stored to allow future access. paper or
• Secure access to files.
When and how to destroy records?
• Your responsibility
to maintain files in the event of retirement, incapacitation, or
• What is the responsibility
of the colleague who assumes responsibility for your records and
what are the associated costs?
PHIA Lunchtime Discussion
This information session
is to prepare Psychologists for the changes which PHIA will bring.
PHIA was declared on December 4th, 2012 and will come into force
on June 1st, 2013. This Act has specific implications for psychological
services. A representative from the NS Dept of Health & Wellness
will be present at the beginning of the session to provide information
from a government prespective. Participants are encouraged to submit
questions or topics for discussion in advance to ensure that they
• Responding to questions
from clients about the electronic trail of who has access to their
• Clients rights to protect
access of their records and how may they make those desires known.
• Revision of informed
• Ensuring record-keeping
meets the required level of security.
The NS Dept of
Health & Wellness website
contains resources about PHIA including a toolkit which contains
in its appendices templates and a checklist of things to do to comply.
This session deals with
the issues around starting your career as a Private Practice Psychologist,
whether your own practice or joining an existing practice, from
the nuts and bolts of setting up the administrative and financial
structure to promoting and marketing the practice. This session
will be lead by a panel of psychologists who will share their experiences,
followed by a discussion session. Participants are encouraged to
submit questions or topics for discussion in advance to ensure that
they are addressed.
• Administrative structure
and legal and regulatory guidelines.
• Office organization:
files, forms, payment options, technical systems/equipment
• Finding the right partners
• Support/contract services:
accounting, administration, reception, technology, and marketing.
• Peer support, consultations,
• Establishing a referral
network and building a client base.
• Marketing: promoting
your practice in cost efficient and effective ways using advertising,
promotion, and electronic media.
• Potential problems
May 31, 2013
Norman Gingras, Ph.D.
Dalhousie University Student
6136 University Ave.,
workshop will cover the key elements of EFT practice. You will learn
how to work with key change events and specific interventions designed
to undo the vicious cycle of toxic dynamics within a relationship.
Interventions will be illustrated with video recordings of therapy
sessions, and exercises will be offered for play and practice. Within
the EFT model, attachment theory will help you tune into the life-and-death
drama that defines a distressed relationship, and restructure pivotal
moments so that partners can move from isolation and frustration
to a felt sense of security and lasting satisfaction. Marlene Best
will also address issues such as forgiveness after attachment injuries,
such as affairs.
Download brochure here.
of Cancer-Related Distress in Adults
L. Howes, Ph.D., R. Psych.
People are living longer
with cancer, but cancer is the leading cause of mortality in Nova
Scotia. 6,100 individuals were estimated to be diagnosed with cancer
in 2012 in Nova Scotia. Approximately 30,000 Nova Scotians are living
Cancer patients and their
families experience a myriad of psychosocial, emotional, physical,
medical, financial, practical and spiritual challenges from the
time of diagnosis through treatment to survivorship or death and
dying. Evidence indicates that 35 to 45 % of cancer patients experience
clinically significant levels of emotional distress at some point
during their cancer experience. Cancer-related distress is associated
with a number of negative outcomes, but most importantly, it is
treatable. Distress has recently been recognized as the Sixth Vital
Sign in Cancer Care.
The present workshop will
course of cancer
and assessment of distress
- standard of
management of cancer-related distress
- supportive approaches
Health Services, Psychosocial Oncology and Supportive Care
care initiatives in Nova Scotia to improve patient experience and
patient reported outcomes
Clinical examples and data
will be used to highlight various points.
The objectives of this workshop
are to familiarize clinicians with the challenges and adjustments
experienced by cancer patients / survivors and their families across
the illness trajectory; and to gain an understanding of cancer-related
distress, and management of distress within the Nova Scotia context.
This workshop will be of interest to psychologists, physicians,
social workers, and other healthcare professionals, as well as students
will be available soon.
November 8 &
Commitment Therapy (ACT)
John Forsyth, Ph.D.
Brochure coming soon.
See more on Dr John Forsyth here.
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