About Joanna

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"Play is not a box of toys. Play is a state of mind and a way of being."

– Joanne Fortune


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.

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Joanna is an experienced and accomplished trainer in her field.  She delivers a series of one 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.

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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.