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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8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
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23
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2:00 pm Making Friends with Defenses
Making Friends with Defenses
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm
Making Friends with Defenses by Mario Cossa, RDT/MT, TEP, CAWT. It will be held Sat/Sun for the weeks of January 16 & 17 and 23 & 24 for 4.5 hours each day,  2 – 6:30[...]
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24
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2:00 pm Making Friends with Defenses
Making Friends with Defenses
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm
Making Friends with Defenses by Mario Cossa, RDT/MT, TEP, CAWT. It will be held Sat/Sun for the weeks of January 16 & 17 and 23 & 24 for 4.5 hours each day,  2 – 6:30[...]
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27
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8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Jan 27 @ 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[...]