Academic and Professional Activities

Members of  Psychology: QEII are very active in Academic activities including grant and contract-supported research programs. Many are affiliated with the Department of Psychology and/or Faculty of Medicine (Psychiatry, Neurology and Geriatric Medicine) of Dalhousie University and supervise graduate student theses and practical training. A few have taught full courses at Dalhousie University and others sit on University committees. Other academic activities include serving as reviewers or members of editorial boards for professional journals; and as members of review panels for research ethics boards and granting agencies.

Within the Hospital, QEII psychologists have been contributors to a wide range of hospital committees and task forces.

With respect to professional activities within the Province,  Psychology: QEII boasts four past presidents of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS). Several other  members have held other executive, committee or editorial positions with the Association, while others have been appointed to sit on the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP). Most have served as board supervisors for NSBEP candidates and some have also sat on NSBEP oral examination and disciplinary committees. QEII psychologists have also served as delegates from NSBEP or APNS to other organizations such as the Council of Provincial Associations of Psychology (CPAP), the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP), and the American Psychological Association (APA).

At the National level, QEII Psychologists have been members of the Executive Committees of CPAP, CRHSPP, the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP) and of several sections (Clinical, Health, Neuropsychology) of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).  We have also been represented on CPA standing committees, including the Accreditation Committee.

Contributions have not been limited to psychology organizations. QEII Psychologists have served on committees or held executive positions for such organizations as the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Alzheimer Society of Canada, Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, National MS Society (USA), Heart and Stoke Foundation of Canada, Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Canadian Association on Gerontology, and Canadian Diabetes Association.

The Contributions of QEII psychologists to the profession have not gone unnoticed. Three of our psychologists have been named as fellows of APNS, one is a fellow of the Clinical Section of CPA, two are fellows of the Canadian Psychological Association and one has the distinction of having an APA Scholarship named after him (David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology).