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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Apr
21
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time 60 USD/session for IAGP Band A, 45 USD/session for IAGP Band B, 30 USD/session for IAGP Band C and D. At[...]
Apr
22
Thu
9:00 am Surviving Spirits @ Taipei, Taiwan
Surviving Spirits @ Taipei, Taiwan
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm
Surviving Spirits @ Taipei, Taiwan
This Surviving Spirits workshop offers the perfect opportunity to personally experience TSM Psychodrama using The Therapeutic Spiral Model. Join us to and the joy of posttraumatic growth as you also learn the Six Safety Action[...]
Apr
28
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time 60 USD/session for IAGP Band A, 45 USD/session for IAGP Band B, 30 USD/session for IAGP Band C and D. At[...]
May
3
Mon
8:00 am Similarities & Differences betwe...
Similarities & Differences betwe...
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP & Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP (8-11am NYC time) To sign up for the eventClick Here  
May
4
Tue
8:00 am Book Study
Book Study
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
 
May
5
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time 60 USD/session for IAGP Band A, 45 USD/session for IAGP Band B, 30 USD/session for IAGP Band C and D. At[...]
May
10
Mon
8:00 am Similarities & Differences betwe...
Similarities & Differences betwe...
May 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP & Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP (8-11am NYC time) To sign up for the eventClick Here