Nuturing the Parent/Child connection for today’s world

About Joanna

Joanna Fortune (MICP; MIFPP; Reg Pract APPI; Ap Sup PTIrl) is a highly experienced and qualified clinician in the field of psychotherapy.  She has over 20 years of clinical experience and specialises in trauma recovery therapy and repair of ruptured attachment therapy. 

Media: Joanna is an experienced and in-demand media contributor.  She regular contributes quotes to and/or writes opinion editorials for a variety of print media outlets.  Further, she is the weekly parenting consultant on the parenting slot on Newstalk FM's Sean Moncrieff Show.  She is a regular contributor to a variety of national and regional radio and TV programs. 

Training: Joanna is an experienced and accomplished trainer in her field.  She delivers a series of 1-day training seminars on topics that include (but is not limited to) Trauma, Attachment, Therapeutic Play Techniques, Caring for the carer (Managing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in caring professionals), Teens Mental health and social media, Therapeutic parenting and Developmental Play.

Theraplay: Joanna is the only certified Theraplay Trainer in Ireland.  She delivers Theraplay Level 1, Level 2, 2-day Group Theraplay, Sunshine Circles in both Dublin and Antrim.  
Talks: Joanna delivers a range of talks to professionals, students/trainees, teachers, parents in a variety of settings ranging from Corporate to Educational/Training to Community Centres and Libraries.  Talks can be tailored to meet the needs of the group in question but typically cover anything from Anxiety and Teens; Developmental Play; Managing challenging behaviour; Parenting through Play; Parenting in a Digital Age; Parent-Child communication; Creative approaches to Discipline and more.  
Conference Speaking: Joanna has spoken at national organisations events, regional events and third level institutions annual conferences.  She speaks on a range of topics, mostly within the Trauma, Attachment, Therapeutic Parenting sphere though topics can be discussed and tailored to meet the needs of the organising group.  Joanna has been a key-note speaker, a speaker in the main room of events and also delivered break-out session interactive workshops.