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Parenting through an “unhoused state of mind”

12 March 2024 from 12.30 to 1.45pm, Online: Zoom

This event will explore the impact living not only in a state of homelessness, but the effects of the emotional impact of homelessness on infant and maternal mental health during the first year of life. Joanna Fortune, the speaker for this event, has been working with Dublin City South CYPSC for a number of years delivering a specially modified group: Theraplay training program for professionals working with families who experience homelessness. She has published on this work in the book Theraplay Innovations and Integration and she has sat on an advisory board for Focus Ireland on related matters. She is very interested in and passionate about the impact homelessness (as a traumatic experience) has on the parent-child relationship. This seminar will explore the impact homelessness has on parental and infant mental health and how this effects the parent-child relationship as well as the role of play in repairing relational rupture.

Speaker Information

Dr Joanna Fortune is an accredited psychotherapist specialising in the parent-child relationship. She is the author

of the best-selling 15-Minute Parenting series of books (0-7 years; 8-12 years and the Teenage years) and her 4th book Why We Play.  Her books have been translated into multiple languages.  She is the host of the 15-Minute parenting podcast.  She founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic in Dublin in 2010 (www.solamh.com)where she has worked with families around a variety of issues. She is a recognised supervisor, trainer and conference speaker in her field. In 2017 she delivered a TEDx Talk on the topic ‘Social media – the ultimate shame game?’ She has a weekly parenting column in the Irish

Examiner. She is also a regular media contributor to a variety of radio and TV shows. She is the parenting consultant on the weekly parenting slot on Newstalk’s Moncrieff for over 5 years


Twitter: @DrJoannaFortune


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact divisions@psychologicalsociety.ie

This event is being run by the Special Interest Group in Perinatal Infant Mental Health
Event Format: virtual

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