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The healing power of play, supporting children and teenagers to heal from trauma-Joanna Fortune

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

€20 – €40


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Joanna Fortune, Solamh is back by popular demand  with Social Care Ireland and she will facilitate a day in Dublin  that teaches therapeutic techniques suitable for working with trauma and disrupted attachment in children and young people.  The techniques will be presented within the theoretical framework of trauma and attachment. Participants will leave the day with practical skills to add to their therapeutic toolkit in working with traumatised children and young people.

Joanna Fortune (MICP; MIFPP; Reg Pract APPI; Ap Sup PTIrl) is a Clinical Psychotherapist specialising in child and adolescent Psychothera-py with over 15 years experience working with children and families. She is a Supervisor with Play Therapy Ireland/UK for over 7 years. Joanna has worked in the NGO sector in Ireland for 12 years (with charities including ISPCC/CARI/Bray Women’s Refuge/To Russia With Love) at frontline and senior management levels specialising in a range of challenging issues. She is a Child Attachment Specialist.

She has completed an 18 month infant observation and has completed additional trainings in all areas of Attachment disorder including Story Stem Assessment Profiling, Child Attachment Interview and Mentalisation Based Therapy (with the Anna Freud Centre London), Play Therapy (APAC/PTIrl/University of Chichester) and Theraplay Level 1 & 2 & her practicum (with the World Theraplay Organisation) and was trained in a clinical supervision group with members of Espace Analytique from Paris. Joanna also does a lot of peri-natal psychother-apy work having completed a clinical rotation in Holles Street National Maternity Hospital. You can read more about her and her work on her clinic site www.solamh.com.

Venue: Child Vision, Grace Park road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.


May 23
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
€20 – €40
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ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland


Charlotte Burke