Conference Committee

Christoph Fuhrhans

  • Studied Medicine, Philosophy, Art History and Comparative Literature in Kiel, Vienna and Berlin
  • President of the Swiss Schema Therapy Network STNS (since 2012)
  • Past Vice President of the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST, 2014-2015)
  • Therapist and Trainer in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy /DBT (2007-2012)
  • CAS in Child/Adolescent Psychotraumatology (UZH, 2020)

Mona Rakhawy

Founder and President of RITR. Professor of psychiatry at Cairo University. She is the founder and the president of the Egyptian Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (EAGT). In 2006, she has founded Diwan Psychotherapy Center. She is a member of the board of directors of the International Association for Group Therapies and Group Processes (IAGP), and is chairing the Consultative Assembly of Organizational Consultancy CAOA). She is also chairing the Evolutionary Psychiatry Section of the Arab Federation of Psychiatrists. She gave keynote speeches, invited talks and workshops in different world countries. She has several national and international publications in the field of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and community mental health.

Dr. Ahmed Hanafy

Conference Secretary

· Clinical psychologist at Zayed Military hospital, & cognitive·
. Founder of Egyptian Institute of Cognitive Therapies.
· PhD. And master in Clinical Psychology, Cairo University.
· Licensed psychotherapist from the Egyptian ministry of health, Department of Health UAE, and International society of Schema therapy.

Ahmed Houssini

has been working at Diwan Psychotherapy Center since 2006, practicing "cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) and creative arts therapy(CAT) techniques. He has participated in organizing and conducting theater plays with patients having different psychiatric diagnosis, for which he won a prize for "Creativity in mental health field" from Cairo University in 2009.

Andrew Ashraf

Psychologist and Psychotherapist in the field of mental health treatment and research. He works at Rakhawy Institute for Training and Research. Studied the essentials of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) at Beck Institute and practicing it. He has also completed his intensive training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) offered by Mint Arabia and the Center for Motivation and Change, Netherlands.

Fatma Gamal

The Executive Manager of the Egyptian Association for Group Therapies and Processes (EAGT). and a Conference Coordinator who had coordinated many conferences for the (EAGT) in collaboration with  the international association for group psychotherapy and group process (IAGP). Fatma currently works as a General Coordinator at Rakhawy Institute for training and Research and her aim is to assist project managers with the coordination of resources, equipment, meetings, and information.

Hind Zahdeh

Hind is an Occupational therapist and clinical supervisor at Bethlehem university, she has completed her training in Psychodrama , and now in her first year training to be Group analyst , she was involved in bringing schema therapy to Palestine.

Hunaida Isead

Hunaida Iseed is a Palestinian psychologist. She works in the field of mental health for more than 20 years. She is a lecturer at Dar Alkalemeh university in Bethlehem and now she is the head of the Palestinian Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She holds a Masters degree in Educational Psychology.

Dr. Issa Edris

a PhD in Schema Therapy for Reducing Therapeutic Change Resistance in Chronic Depression Patients. He worked as a faculty member (2003-2018) teaching psychological counseling and self-learning skills at the Arab Open University. He currently heads the Psychological Counseling Office at the same university. He has a research project: A program on schema therapy for treating of nightmares and PTSD in children”, collaboration with the Department of Clinical Psychology-Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.

Nadine Akl Zakaria

Architect and Clinical Psychologist Art therapist at Hospital of the Cross MBCT certified instructor

Dr. Mohammed H. Bokhadour

Clinical Psychologist-educated and well-trained for inpatient and outpatient units. He has been in private practice conducting therapy and assessments for individuals and families. He works with adolescents, and adults from varying cultural backgrounds to diagnose psychological, emotional, behavioral, and Neuropsychological disorders, and to provide psychotherapy (CBT, DBT, Schema T., Hypnotherapy).

Sherein Abdeen

Sherein Abdeen, Psychotherapist , had a Master Degree in Community Mental Health from Alquds University. Have been working in individual, couple and family therapy since 2009. Also, worked as a trainer in Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy ,School mental health programs, and Positive  Parenting programs.
Had been a teacher of Master Degree students at Alquds university.

Amira soliman

Experienced Art Therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the mentalhealth industry. Skilled in planning psychosocial programs for empowerment women.Member of UNWG geneve .
Active Researcher in Marginalised communities and refugees and trauma survivors.
Master of traditional preservation and art .

Invitation And Call For Abstracts

Abstract Submission

It's time for a Schema Therapy Conference!

Conference Committee

Registration and Accommodation

Downland The Program

Conference Program

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