Tutapona's Certificate in Trauma & Adversity Intervention

Tutapona's Certificate in Trauma & Adversity Intervention is aimed at equipping and up skilling current and emerging professionals to help them to support people who have experienced trauma and adversity. The course addresses the connections between stress and trauma, childhood trauma and development, grief and loss, suicidality, and poverty, while equipping the learner with mindfulness and relaxation techniques, foundational counselling skills, & self care to prevent/address secondary trauma.


12 Weeks
The course is completely online, consisting of audio lectures and e-readings.


Joy Puckett is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) currently working as a clinical therapist within a medical facility in Ohio, USA. She earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. Joy has almost 10 years of clinical experience working within residential settings, community-based mental health, and the nonprofit sector. In 2019 & 2020, Joy had the privilege of supporting Tutapona Uganda in various capacities such as clinical staff training, programmatic consultation, and staff care. She specializes in trauma-focused interventions and is committed to helping individuals and clinical professionals grow in the knowledge/field of mental health.  is currently a staff counselor with FAO covering 12 countries across East and West Africa. She was previously working as the Clinical Specialist and trainer for Tutapona for 4 years in the Kampala office.  She has been providing mental health training and staff care to international and national staff and Refugees across Africa. She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and holds an active License of Clinical Social Work in the state of Kentucky. She has over 12 years of experience working within mental health training and awareness, community mental health, and the non-profit sector. She is currently teleworking from Kentucky but hopes to relocate back to East Africa in the near future with her husband and 5 year old son.
Joy Puckett
Joy Puckett


270 USD

With David Wilkes

4. With Alicia Searl

7.With Peggy Chun

10. With Helen Fernandes

1. With Joshua Gato

Module 1-4: Skill-Based Assessment

8. With Alicia Searl

11. With Carl Gaede

2. With Joy Puckett

5. With Kathy Helgeson

Module 5-8: Skill-Based Assessment

12. With Alicia Searl

3. With Joy Puckett

6. With Ben Quintanilla

9. With Carl Gaede