Dr Joanne Crandall is a Registered Psychologist, with a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology. She is also a recent graduate of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Program offered at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Joanne has extensive experience as an Early Childhood Mental Health Psychologist, as well as a trauma therapist. She specializes in attachment and trauma, particularly focusing on children who are currently in care and who are in the process of being adopted. Joanne has worked for a variety of organizations and is very knowledgeable about the lasting neurodevelopmental impact of abuse and neglect. Joanne is also a workshop facilitator and has spoken about the impact of trauma and neglect on children provincially, nationally, and internationally. Joanne has presented at both Zero to Three conferences and at the World Association of Infant Mental Health.
Joanne is also an adoptee herself, so she continues to reflect on her own lived experience as an adoptee and she brings that very valuable personal perspective to her work with families.