Ben Rivers, PhD, RDT-BCT, APTT

Ben RiversBen Rivers PhD, RDT-BCT, APTT is an educator, psychotherapist, and social entrepreneur.  He specializes in the use of therapeutic and participatory theatre for community mobilization and collective trauma response. He has taught and practiced in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, working extensively with communities impacted by structural oppression and political violence. He is a founding member of The Freedom Theatre’s Freedom Bus initiative (Jenin Refugee Camp, Occupied Palestine), a Co-founder of the Arab School of Playback Theatre (Adonis, Lebanon) and Executive Director of Dawar Kitchen and Dawar for Arts and Development (Cairo, Egypt). He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, USA and a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of New England, Australia. He is a Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer with the North American Drama Therapy Association and an Accredited Playback Theatre Trainer through the Centre for Playback Theatre, New York. He is currently based in Cairo, Egypt.

Ben Rivers, PhD
Director, Dawar for Arts and Development
16 Adly St, 3rd Floor, Wust El Balad, Cairo
ben@dawararts.com | (+20) 01008453393 

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Sep
29
Tue
9:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This ongoing group meets every other Tuesday 9-11am NYC time New enrollment starts in August 2020, for registration and more information please contact tsi.sushan@gmail.com, drkatetsi@mac.com
Sep
30
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
1
Thu
7:00 pm Body Double and Containing Doubl...
Body Double and Containing Doubl...
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 10:00 am
Date: 1 October, 7-9pm NYC Time (Body Double Workshop), 2 October, 8- 10am NYC time (Containing Double Workshop) Fee: 40USD/session for Band A & B countries and 25 USD for Band C and Band D[...]
Oct
7
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
13
Tue
9:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This ongoing group meets every other Tuesday 9-11am NYC time New enrollment starts in August 2020, for registration and more information please contact tsi.sushan@gmail.com, drkatetsi@mac.com
Oct
14
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
21
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
27
Tue
10:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This ongoing group meets every other Tuesday 9-11am NYC time New enrollment starts in August 2020, for registration and more information please contact tsi.sushan@gmail.com, drkatetsi@mac.com
Oct
28
Wed
9:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
30
Fri
12:00 pm TSM’s 3rd International Conferen...
TSM’s 3rd International Conferen...
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 10:00 am
Date and Time: 30 October, 12pm-3pm NYC time 31 October, 7am-10am NYC time Free registration For  early registration contact: drkatetsi@mac.com; tsi.sushan@gmail.com Registration link and details will be available soon