Memorandum of Understanding – Telepsychology: Now Includes All Atlantic Provinces

On March 27, 2014, the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board regarding the practice of telepsychology. Since that time, the MOU has allowed registrants of NSBEP to provide psychological services, via telepsychology (only), to the residents of Prince Edward Island (and vice versa for psychologists registered in PEI). The Nova Scotia Board and the PEI Board also initiated discussions with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick and the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board so that this agreement could be expanded to include all of the Atlantic Provinces. On October 28, 2014, the MOU was signed with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB), the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP), and the Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board (PEIRB) regarding the practice of telepsychology. The MOU was subsequently expanded to include Newfoundland and Labrador. On May 29, 2015, the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB), the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP), the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board (NLPD), and the Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board (PEIRB) signed an MOU regarding the practice of telepsychology.  The full text of the MOU is available by clicking here. Normally, psychologists providing services to the residents of another Canadian jurisdiction would be required to be registered in that jurisdiction. The MOU with the Atlantic Provinces provides an alternate pathway: psychologists registered with NSBEP (including those on the register of candidates) would need to notify the PEI Registration Board or, NLPB, or CPNB of their intention to provide telepychology services in the applicable jurisdiction.  Such notification should include the psychologist’s name, contact information and NSBEP registration number at the beginning of each year or prior to beginning such practice.  Psychologists registered in any other Atlantic Province would need to provide the same notification to the NSBEP should they wish to provide services via telepsychology to a client in Nova Scotia. Psychologists planning to engage in the practice of telepsychology should be familiar with the Model Standards for Telepsychology Service that were developed by the Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations (ACPRO), adopted by NSBEP, and issued to registrants as an Advisory for Psychological...

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Position Statement Approved on a National Standard for Entry to Practice

The Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations (ACPRO), of which NSBEP is a member, has been exploring the possibility of developing a National Standard for entry to practice psychology in Canada.  At the November 2014 meeting of ACPRO, the Board of Directors approved a Position Statement on a National Standard for Entry to Practice.  The position statement indicates that “The National Standard for registration as a Psychologist is graduation from a doctoral program in Psychology accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.”  Appendix A of the Position Statement outlines the registration requirements for graduates of a doctoral program that was not CPA accredited.  The Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology has endorsed this Position Statement by ACPRO.  To view the Position Statement please click here to proceed to the ACPRO website....

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Revision to Supervision Forms

The forms for recording supervision of candidate registrants were revised and published to the Board’s website on December 2, 2014. This revision is intended to make the process more efficient by making it easier to complete the forms on a computer and including some reminders about expectations concerning the supervision process. To obtain the forms, please visit the supervision section of the website by clicking...

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