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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Jul
21
Tue
9:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul
22
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Jul 22 @ 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.
Jul
29
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Jul 29 @ 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.
Aug
1
Sat
4:30 pm Introduction to TSM Workshop
Introduction to TSM Workshop
Aug 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
During this course you will learn and experience: Basics of Trauma Survivor’s Internal Role Atom How to concretize and work with Internal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Strengths Date and time: 1 Aug, 2020 , Saturday (4.30pm-7.30pm Hongkong/Singapore[...]
Aug
4
Tue
9:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug
5
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Aug 5 @ 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.
10:00 am Using the Therapeutic Spiral Mod...
Using the Therapeutic Spiral Mod...
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Using the Therapeutic Spiral Model in Individual Therapy
For those with some experience in the model, this group is for therapists, counselors and coaches who work with clients in 1:1 settings, and want skills and supervised practice to build confidence using TSM with[...]
Aug
12
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Aug 12 @ 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.
Aug
15
Sat
4:30 pm Containment: The key to safety a...
Containment: The key to safety a...
Aug 15 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
During this course you will learn and experience: – Six TSM Safety Structures – Prescriptive Roles such as Observing Ego, Body Double and Containing Double – Prescriptive Role Drama and Short transformation dramas Date: 15-16,[...]
Aug
18
Tue
9:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Aug 18 @ 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