Psychologist (PhD) - Centre for Emotional Health - Mental Health & Addictions
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS
Req ID: 24109
Location: Central Zone, Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 60040174 MHA CZ HI ER Emotion Focused Mental Hth
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU Hlthcare
Posting Closing Date: 25-Jun-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Centre for Emotions and Health (CEH) is a centre of excellence in research, teaching and practicing Davanloo's Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (DISTDP,

We are pleased to announce a full-time opening for a Psychologist with expertise in DISTDP to provide psychodiagnostic and brief treatment services to patients with medically unexplained symptoms who present to Family Practice Clinics of Nova Scotia Health Authority - Central Zone/Dalhousie University. This psychologist will liaise with Family Practitioners, video record sessions and be provided peer supervision/feedback from the CEH staff.

Interest in teaching is an asset as there are possible teaching components to this position. Established skills including successful treatment of a supervised videotaped case series of patients using DISTDP is a requirement for this position.

Please Note: This is a reposting, previous applicants need not reapply


Recognized PhD in Clinical Psychology from an accredited university program
Davanloo's Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy program required
Eligible for registration under the Psychologists Act of Nova Scotia
Requires independent professional judgment, initiative, self-reliance and adaptability in developing, organizing, supervising and delivering high quality psychological services and programs
There are opportunities for academic affiliation with Dalhousie University for suitably qualified applicants
Experience working with family physicians is an asset.
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

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

Hours of Work

  • Long assignment full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
  • Beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2020
Salary Information

Psychologist PhD:
$45.9071 - $57.3839 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs, a as a condition of employment. Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare NSGEU Hlthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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