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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2:00 pm Therapeutic Spiral Model™ (TSM) ... @ Via Zoom
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Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Therapeutic Spiral Model™ (TSM) Psychodrama and Cultural IDENTITY: A Personal Growth Workshop @ Via Zoom
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2:00 pm Therapeutic Spiral Model™ (TSM) ... @ Via Zoom
Therapeutic Spiral Model™ (TSM) ... @ Via Zoom
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Therapeutic Spiral Model™ (TSM) Psychodrama and Cultural IDENTITY: A Personal Growth Workshop @ Via Zoom
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8:00 am Differences & Similarities betw... @ Zoom
Differences & Similarities betw... @ Zoom
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Differences & Similarities  between Classical Psychodrama and TSM Psychodrama @ Zoom
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all-day Making Friends with Defenses @ Zagreb, Croatia
Making Friends with Defenses @ Zagreb, Croatia
Mar 11 – Mar 13 all-day
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all-day Containment: The Key to Safety w... @ Bucharest, Romania
Containment: The Key to Safety w... @ Bucharest, Romania
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