Our Team

We take it and we pass it on!

Yehia Rakhawy, Egypt

Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University Co-founder of group psychotherapy in Egypt. Founder of the first mileu therapy hospital in the Arab Region, Dar El Mokattam for Mental Health/Rakhawy Hospital, (1973). Founder of the Association of Evolutionary Psychiatry and Group Work. Yehia Rakhawy initiated in the early 1979. He introduced the theory of Biorhythmic Evolutionary Psychiatry to the field of psychiatry and mental health. Along more than 50 years, Professor Rakhawy has taught and trained thousands of students individual and group psychotherapy. He has published more than 50 books (mostly in Arabic), and thousands (more than 8,000) of articles in different Egyptian and Arab journals. In 1979, he received the State Incentive Award in literature, and in 2016, he received the title of the Dean of the Arab Psychiatry.

Mona Rakhawy, Egypt

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.

Consultancy board

RITR’s consultant board includes experts who are regionally and internationally renowned in their fields. They play a vital role in shaping the orientation of our strategic plan in the fields of training, research and volunteering.

  • They are an invaluable resource to the quality of our services as their expertise enables them to provide expert advice, knowledge and support as well as innovative solutions. 
  • In addition, they assist the institute in setting high professional standards and help in enhancing our staff performance, development and engagement.
  • Our consultants provide creative approaches to consultancy that combine the latest thinking with grounded theoretical and practical experience. We are delighted to have consultants that spare no energy in providing objective and constructive guidance. 

RITR’s consultant board

Eva Fahlström Borg , Sweden

Senior psychotherapist and psychodramatist offering international training and supervision in the field of psychotherapy, psychodrama, sociodrama, bibliodrama, and improvised theatre. Dr. Eva is a founding member of the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations (FEPTO) and a member of the Board of directors of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP). She is the Chair of IAGP Trauma and Disaster Intervention Team (TDIT). In 2010, she was awarded “Life Time Achievement” by FEPTO.

George Tadros, UK, Egypt

Prof. George Tadros is consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull. He is a professor of Dementia and Liaison Psychiatry at Aston university, a visiting professor of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals, Chester University. He pioneered a new model of Liaison Psychiatry that is known as RAID (Rapid Assessment and Interfaced Discharge). He has been very active in developing and delivering multidisciplinary teaching courses including his new course 7D that has been approved by the West Midlands Deanery.

Greg Crosby, USA

Greg Crosby is a practicing therapist, trainer, teacher, and consultant. For over 25 years, he was the clinical regional coordinator of group therapy at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and Washington. Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Greg serves on the Board of International Certified Group Psychotherapists and on the Human Science Faculty and Art Therapy Graduate Program at Marylhurst University. Since 2004, he has served on the faculty at Portland State University in the Certificate Program of Interpersonal Neurobiology and teaches group therapy courses in the Human Services Program

Jorge Burmeister, Switzerland, Spain

Dr. Jorge Burmeister is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He is the former president of International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP). Dr. Burmeister is an international trainer and supervisor of classic psychodrama, CBT, integrative psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, and he is lecturer in Universities of Valencia, Almeria, Granada, Brazilia, Bogota, Mexico, Santiago, Zurich and Innsbruck.

Maurizio Gasseau, Italy

Dr. Maurizio Gasseau, Associate Professor of Dynamic Psychology at the University of Aosta. Co-chair of the Education Committee of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP). Founder of the Mediterranean Association of Psychodrama with the task to develop psychodrama in the Mediterranean countries. President of Mediterranean Association of Psychodrama, Former Vice President of the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organization FEPTO 2000 – 2006.

Noha Sabry, Egypt

Professor Noha Sabry is a professor of psychiatry and chair of the geriatric unit, Cairo University. She is vice president of the Egyptian Association for Group Therapies and Processes, Director of Geriatric Care Center Cairo University, and she is consultant psychiatrist in General Practice. Prof. Sabry is the vice president of Research Unit, General Secretary of Mental Health, Ministry of Health. She is consultant for many NGOs programs caring for street children and recognized by UNICEF.

Refaat Mahfouz, Egypt

Prof. Refaat Mahfouz is the founder and former chair of Psychiatry Department at Minia University. He has introduced group psychotherapy training, practice and research at Minia University, and he is co-founder of EAGT. Prof. Raefaat Mahfouz has introduced the Four-Steps Model to the field of practice of group psychotherapy.

Roberta Mineo, Italy

Assistant professor in group processes and family relations at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is a board member of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP). Dr. Roberta Mineo has directed and inspired companies in leadership and strategic plans. She is in charge of HR assessment, organizational team building and development of training curricula, she has worked for multinationals, and chaired Long Life Learning programs. She consults business firms in three continents, developing visions and strategies together with CEOs and top management teams.

Continuing 50 years of practice and training

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