Jennifer Jo Brout is a school/clinical psychologist and the mother of adult triplets. Dr. Kanter-Brout established the Sensation and Emotion Network (SENetwork) in 2007. She founded the Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University in 2008, and has worked with the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation for over 15 years.
Disappointed by her own experiences with the state of the field when seeking help for her own child, Dr. has dedicated herself to advocating for the establishment of better mental health research practice, improved diagnosis, and innovative clinical practice for the past 18 years. Her focus has been on the relationship between auditory over-responsivity and psychological functioning. Dr. Brout continues to, bring together multi-disciplinary teams of highly esteemed academic researchers and clinicians in order to share resources, eventually culminating in research papers, academic conferences, and innovative treatment.
She is currently the Director of International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN) which she established in 2015 in order to more specifically focus on the particular constellation of symptoms now termed Misophonia, although IMRN and SENetwork remain affiliated.
Dr. Brout obtained her Ed.M in School Psychology at Columbia University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Child/School Psychology at Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College Of Medicine. She is a member of the Scientific Workgroup at the Sensory Processing Disorders Foundation, where she also served as a Board Member. Currently, Dr. Brout is on the Duke Psychiatric Advisory Board, and is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. She was honored with the SPD Foundation Advocacy award in 2009, and is the official advocate for SPD and Misophonia for the A2A organization.