Dr. Kiran Pure

Ph.D., Registered Psychologist (R0510)

Kiran Pure, Ph.D., is a registered psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners of Psychologists (NSBEP) and a member of the Association of Psychologist in Nova Scotia (APNS).  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed her Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PHD in Clinical Psychology) from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Dr. Pure received her clinical training in the Psychology Department at the IWK Health Centre, Community Mental Health in Lethbridge, AB, and from Dr. Paul MacDonnell (private practice) in Fredericton.  She has worked in a number of clinical settings including Amherst Mental Clinic, IWK Children’s Day Treatment Program and Children’s Response Program, IWK Psychological Services, as well as private practice clinics in Fredericton and the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Pure’s studies, training, and work experiences have allowed her to develop a specialty in the assessment and treatment of a number of issues related to paediatric psychology and mental health. Dr. Pure utilizes a developmental model to understand clinical issues and believes in the early detection and treatment of a variety of child, adolescent, and family issues related to psychological functioning. Dr. Pure uses approaches that have clinical usefulness and are known to be effective based on research. She works closely with other professionals and whenever necessary uses a team approach for assessment and treatment.

Dr. Pure has been an adjunct clinical associate at Dalhousie University and provided teaching and training opportunities to graduate level students. Dr. Pure provides supervision and consultation to other psychologists regarding professional and ethical issues as well as serving on thesis committees for graduate level students.  In 2011, Dr. Pure pioneered a parent support group called ASPEN for parents with children/adolescents who present with High Functioning Autism.  She works with and supervises a number of therapeutic mentors and behavioural paraprofessionals who provide one to one support for children presenting with diverse learning and developmental challenges.  In the Fall 2015, Dr. Pure became a member of the Autism Nova Scotia’s Professional Advisory Panel.

Dr. Pure is active in her community and volunteers her time to do presentations and workshops for parents, children/adolescents, and professionals when requested. Dr. Pure has served as a Board Member with the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centre for Children and she has been a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS).  Currently, she is a member of Autism Nova Scotia,  Autism Society Canada,  CADDRA – Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance, and the APNS Advocacy Committee for Psychology. Dr. Pure has been the Council of Provincial Associations in Psychology (CPAP) Representative for Nova Scotia as the Practice Directorate. Dr. Pure is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Outside her professional life, Dr. Pure’s commitment is to her family and friends.


AREAS OF PRACTICE


Abuse: Emotional /
Physical / Sexual
Addictions: Internet
Adoption Issues
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness / Social Skills
Attentional Problems/ADHD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Behaviour Problems
Blended/Step Family Issues
Body Image Issues
Bullying
Caregiver Stress
Dealing with Disabilities:
Developmental
Learning
Depression / Loneliness
Eating Disorders / Obesity
Family Violence
Gifted / Talented Children
Grief / Loss / Bereavement
Habit Change
Obsessive-Compulsive
Parenting Issues
Phobias / Fears/ Panic
Self Esteem
Separation / Divorce
Sports Psychology
Sleep Disorders / Problems
Stress Management


TREATMENT APPROACH


Behavioural
Cognitive-Behavioural
Solution-Focused


ASSESSMENT SERVICES


ADHD
Behavioural / Emotional
Career / Vocational
Disabilities:
Developmental
Learning
Neuropsychological
Psychoeducational