Joseph McAleer learned Therapeutic Touch when it was offered to Staff at the Toronto East General Hospital in 1997. He became a Recognized Practitioner in June of 1998. As Staff in the Recovery Room Joseph had the opportunity to offer Therapeutic Touch to patients and staff members. He also worked closely with the volunteer Therapeutic Touch team at Toronto East General Hospital to have Therapeutic Touch introduced into the Recovery Room. Joseph has brought Therapeutic Touch to those in the community through the Therapeutic Touch referral service. He is currently employed as part of a team of two, offering Therapeutic Touch on an ongoing basis to residents at Fieldstone Commons Care Community in Scarborough. Joseph offers Therapeutic Touch in client homes as well as in a Hospital setting.