Dr. Ahmed Sawahel

About Instructor


  • Dr. Ahmed Sawahel is A Specialist Psychiatrist, Founder and Clinical Director at Wesal for psychological consultancy and training. The former Head of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit at Helwan Mental Health Hospital. Over the past 8 years.
  • He has worked in Helwan’s Emergency Department, Child and Adolescents Psychiatry Unit, Adolescent Addictions Unit, and the Adult Psychiatric Department.
  • He was the former clinical director of Dawar for Arts and Development helping with teaching in many training programs like Psychodrama Training Program, Applied Drama training program and Wellbeing Fundamentals for Working with Adolescents and Children.
  • He provided many workshops and groups for Egyptians and non-Egyptians using psychodrama, expressive arts and drama therapy for trauma healing and resilience enhancement.
  • In addition to his work at Helwan Hospital, he taught at BUC (Badr University of Cairo) and Heliopolis University.


Additional Information

  • He has been trained and receiving supervision from his Mentor Ben Rivers and assist with him in teaching in the psychodrama training program, he was trained with professor Tom Holmes.
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University on Internal Family system therapy and he is still studying in Somatic experiencing school of trauma therapy end EMDR therapy for trauma healing from Trauma Aid UK.
  • He is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University.
  • He finished the Egyptian fellowship of psychiatry. He also holds a Diploma in Anthropology from Cairo University and a Diploma in Hospital Management.
  • He completed a 3-year Diploma in the Therapeutic Spiral Model (trauma-informed psychodrama) through the Therapeutic Spiral Institute, USA.
  • He is a member of the Egyptian Association of Group Therapies and Processes (EAGT) and is a founding member of Dawar for Arts and Development, a center for cultural programming and the healing arts located in Downtown Cairo.