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About Us

Rakhawy Institute for Training and Research (RITR) is an NGO founded by Prof. Mona Rakhawy to consolidate, continue and expand authentic psychotherapy and related practices in Egypt and the world.

The practice of psychotherapy owes much to the lifelong efforts of Prof. Yehia Rakhawy who has mentored generations of professionals over the last 50 years. Using group psychotherapy and therapeutic community/milieu therapy, he has trained skillful specialists that spread his approach around the world. One of the aims of RITR is to acknowledge and crown this rich legacy.

RITR also works to expand the therapeutic community to a specialized training community. Our services encompass the mental health field and hold a deep commitment to the community at large.

About Us

Rakhawy Institute for Training and Research (RITR) is an NGO founded by Prof. Mona Rakhawy to consolidate, continue and expand authentic psychotherapy and related practices in Egypt and the world.

The practice of psychotherapy owes much to the lifelong efforts of Prof. Yehia Rakhawy who has mentored generations of professionals over the last 50 years. Using group psychotherapy and therapeutic community/milieu therapy, he has trained skillful specialists that spread his approach around the world. One of the aims of RITR is to acknowledge and crown this rich legacy.

RITR also works to expand the therapeutic community to a specialized training community. Our services encompass the mental health field and hold a deep commitment to the community at large.

Our Services ​

RITR’s services are divided into three main sectors: training, research and volunteering. 

Training

RITR’s training is delivered in the form of workshops, courses and retreats that target the development of knowledge, attitudes and skills. We offer online, on-site and hybrid programs that include the different approaches of psychotherapy and related practices. Our training is offered in an individual or group format.

Research

RITR aims at raising the profile of research work in fields related to healing, development and survival. We welcome Egyptian and international researchers and are keen to provide all possible services and assistance.

Volunteering

Our aspiration for a harmonious community necessitates the engagement of the innovative and energetic youth to simultaneously utilize their energy and evolve their skills.

Volunteering

Our aspiration for a harmonious community necessitates the engagement of the innovative and energetic youth to simultaneously utilize their energy and evolve their skills.

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Our programs & Courses

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Professor Yehia Rakhawy

  • Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Co-founder of group psychotherapy in Egypt
  • Founder of Rakhawy Hospital
  • Dean of the Arab Psychiatry
  • Honorary President of RITR

Professor Mona Rakhawy

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Founder and President of RITR
  • Founder and President of the Egyptian Association for Group Therapies and Processes, EAGT

We take it and we pass it on!

Professor Yehia Rakhawy

  • Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Co-founder of group psychotherapy in Egypt
  • Founder of Rakhawy Hospital
  • Dean of the Arab Psychiatry
  • Honorary President of RITR

Professor Mona Rakhawy

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Founder and President of RITR
  • Founder and President of the Egyptian Association for Group Therapies and Processes, EAGT

We take it and we pass it on!

Professor Yehia Rakhawy

  • Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Co-founder of group psychotherapy in Egypt
  • Founder of Rakhawy Hospital
  • Dean of the Arab Psychiatry
  • Honorary President of RITR

Professor Mona Rakhawy

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Founder and President of RITR
  • Founder and President of the Egyptian Association for Group Therapies and Processes, EAGT

We take it and we pass it on!

Professor Yehia Rakhawy

  • Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Co-founder of group psychotherapy in Egypt
  • Founder of Rakhawy Hospital
  • Dean of the Arab Psychiatry
  • Honorary President of RITR

Professor Mona Rakhawy

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University
  • Founder and President of RITR
  • Founder and President of the Egyptian Association for Group Therapies and Processes, EAGT

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Our Partners

As many have done during COVID-19 confinement, I began to rearrange my old papers and books. I found “Selected Lectures in Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopathology and Religion;” a group of papers bound together. On the bottom of the cover page there was a handwritten statement: “A draft of an old book that has not yet been published, 1980.” I realized that this was my father’s, Yehia Rakhawy’s, handwriting. It was one of his many unpublished works. Nearly completed, the book was a representation of its author’s inclusive orientation. Among the titles of the chapters marked in the index were “A Need for Some New Scientific Language”; “Evolutionary Rhythmic Theory”; “Psychopathology”; and “Religion and Mental Health”.

This connected immediately and directly with my work on the website of Rakhawy Institute for Training and Research (RITR), as I was in the process of verbalizing the mission of the institute at the time. It became very clear that the mission would be and has always been: “to dedicate effort and time to publishing the unpublished and to rediscovering diverse human potentials that seem to have gone unnoticed.”

We acknowledge the great inspiration and impact of Y. Rakhawy’s School (in therapy and in life) for representing our culture specifically and our human existence generally. At the same time, RITR is equally keen to adopt constructive ideas, knowledge, skills and creativities for building education curricula, training programs as well as research projects within a well-defined ethical and professional framework.


Mona Rakhawy

President of RITR

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Our Contact Details

Address

24 Streeet 18, Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt

Opening Hours

Saturday – Thursday

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