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Joanne McIntyre, OT, MS (Psych), PhD Candidate

Joanne moved to the United States after graduating from LaTrobe University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy.

While residing in the U.S.A for 23 years, Joanne founded a therapy practice including Speech-Language Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.


Joanne pursued specialty training in various clinical interventions and treatment programs that identify and address the underlying neurological causes of state regulation, learning and behaviour issues versus symptomology. Her training included Advanced Integrated Listening Systems, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Board Certification in Neurofeedback including EEG brain mapping, Temporal motor processing program (IM), Heart Rate Variability biofeedback training.

Travelling throughout Canada and the United States, Joanne worked as an instructor for Integrated Listening Systems (iLS), a leading provider of evidence-based interventions for improving behaviour, communication and motor skills for neurodevelopmental, sleep, and other neurological and regulation concerns. Joanne integrates these advanced brain training technologies with sensory-motor and mental health approaches.

Joanne Completed a Masters of Science majoring in Psychology from California Southern University.

Joanne returned to Australia 2015 and is Clinical Director of Integrated Listening Australia providing practitioner training and clinical support to clinicians and families.

Joanne is currently enrolled as a PhD Candidate at La Trobe University within the School of Psychology and Public Health investigating the Neurobehavioral underpinnings of the Safe & Sound Protocol Intervention supported by the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). The Safe and Sound Protocol is an evidence-based intervention developed by Dr. Stephen Porges. 

Joanne has presented the “Power of Neuroplasticity” workshop on 7 occasions across Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide as well as taught"The Neurobiology of Safety, and Advanced SSP in Therapy courses.

Joanne recently relocated from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast and opened Insync Mind Brain & Body to offer these advanced technologies and programs locally. She provides consultations to practitioners and families worldwide.

To continue to add high-quality services as well as a thirst for learning, Joanne has commenced training in EMDR treatment for trauma.

Joanne's latest endeavour is to host the Safe and Sound Protocol Podcast.

(The presentation below about Polyvagal Theory and the Safe and Sound Protocol was recorded at the Australian Childhood Foundation Conference August 2018)

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