Josée is a nurse and therapist. She is a member of the Association Santé Mentale Suisse Rwanda (ASMSR). She received her counsellor certification from the Association Rwandaise des Conseillers en Traumatisme and the Ministry of Health. She was trained in Group Counselling and Tabacology by Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUGE). She has also been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) by the International Justice Mission (IJM), and is one of the first trained counsellors for Trauma healing in Rwanda in 1995, when many Rwandese were in need after the 1994 Genocide.
For nearly 25 years, she obtained clinical experience through different positions held as a counsellor. She has the ability to understand and adhere to professional ethics as well as provide quality care to adults, adolescents, children, and families suffering from trauma and depression amongst other mental health conditions. Josée specializes in psycho-social rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia as well as provides emotional support for families living with these patients. She also has expertise in helping people who want to quit smoking.
Besides her clinical role, she also has held leadership and managerial positions, including coordinating the work of Trauma Advisors throughout the country at the National Trauma Center. Josée did debriefings for Haguruka Lawyers for the period of five years. She also started psycho-social services in Haguruka for beneficiaries and the staff. She has developed expertise in the field of training in mental health.
Josée Nyamutamba is a mother and grandmother.
She works in Kinyarwanda, French, English, and Lingala.