Psychologist (PhD) Centre for Emotions & Health - Mental Health & Addictions

​Req ID: 148343
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building - QEII  
Department: MHA CZ Centre for Emotions & Health
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 12-Apr-23

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Health Services Manager and Clinical Director, the Psychologist is a member of the interdisciplinary team providing services to adults and their families.

Mental Health and Addictions invites applications for a Psychologist to join the staff of Centre for Emotions and Health. The incumbent will collaborate with other members of the team while providing assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and psychotherapy of patients with somatic symptom disorders. The ability to conduct intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy assessment and treatment is required. The successful candidate will be required to participate in quality improvement initiatives including peer video supervision processes for ongoing clinical development.

About You

•Doctoral degree from a recognized, accredited program in Clinical Psychology
•Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners (NSBEP)
•Minimum of two years related clinical experience
•Advanced psychotherapy skills and training in ISTDP
•Competency in the use of psychological testing in the area of adult mental health
•Demonstrated experience conducting both individual and group psychotherapy, including brief therapy
•Demonstrated experience in development of group psychotherapy programs
•Knowledge and understanding of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
•Ability to reach a joint formulation with the client and family
•Excellent communication skills
•Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team setting
•Previous experience working in adult outpatient mental health preferred
•Demonstrated ability and comfort in working flexibly and creatively to provide services
•Awareness of local community resources and agencies would be considered an asset
•Valid Nova Scotia Driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle
•Competencies in other languages preferred; French an asset


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information


  • Permanent, Part Time (50%); 37.5 hours bi-weekly

Compensation and Incentives

$49.21 - $61.52 hourly


Recruitment incentives may be available based on qualifying criteria.



Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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