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faculty member

  • Dr. Ronen Berger
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Drama Therapy
  • Education - B.A.
  • +972(0)523294203
  • [email protected]
  • Nature Therapy. Dramatherapy, Art Therapy, Group counseling. Experiential Education

  • Founder of Nature Therapy, senior Drama Therapist, and Supervisor.
    Founded the Nature Therapy program, Tel Aviv University (2009-2014) and Head of the Drama Therapy , MA program Ono College (from 2013), Israel.
    Published numerous articles and books and convened or organized many conferences.
    Teaches also at Tel Hai Academic College and Oranim Academic College.
    Ronen lives in Kibbutz Snir, Israel.

  • Nature Therapy. Dramatherapy, Art Therapy, Group counseling. Experiential Education

  • Nature Therapy. Dramatherapy, Art Therapy, Group counseling. Experiential Education

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  • Articles:

    1. Berger, R. Doing less is doing more. (2019). The Journal of Humanistic Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0022167819855793
    2. Romanelli, A. & Berger, R. (2018). The Ninja Therapist: Theater Improvisation Tools for the (Daring) Clinician. The Arts in Psychotherapy. Vol: 60. Pp: 26–31
    3. Berger, R. (2017). Shifting roles: A new art based creative supervision model. The Arts in Psychotherapy. Vol 55, 158–163
    4. Berger, R. (2017). Nature Therapy: Incorporating Nature into Arts Therapy. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. 1-14. Article first published online: March 10, 2017, DOI:
    5. Berger, R. (2016). Talking in a variety of creative languages ‒ a fresh approach to art-based supervision. Dramatherapy. Volume 37, Issue 2-3, 89-98
    6. Berger, R. & Tiry, M. (2012). The Healing Forest and the Enchanting Sand –

    Nature Therapy with People that Deal with Psychiatric Difficulty. The Arts in Psychotherapy 39. 412– 416

    1. Berger, R. (2010). Nature Therapy: Thoughts about the limitation of practice.

    Journal of Humanistic Psychology; 50 (1), 65-76.

    1. Berger, R. & Lahad, M. (2010). A Safe place - Ways in which nature, play and creativity can help children cope with stress and crisis establishing the kindergarten as a safe haven where children can develop resiliency. Early Child Development and Care. Vol: 180, Issue: 7.
    2. Berger, R. (2009) Being in Nature. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 27 (1). 45-50. (Sage)
    3. Berger, R. (2008). Going on a journey. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 11 (4), 315-326. (Routledge Publication)
    4. Berger, R. (2008). Building a Home in Nature – An innovative framework for practice. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Vol 48, no 2. 264-279.
    5. Berger, R. (2008). Developing an Ethical Code for the Growing Nature Therapy Practice. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education. 12 (2). 47-52
    6. Berger, R. (2007). Choosing the right space to work in – reflections prior to a nature therapy session. Australian journal of outdoor education. 11 (1). 41-45
    7. Berger, R. (2005). Using contact with nature, creativity and rituals as a therapeutic medium with children with learning difficulties. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 11 (2), 135-146.
    8. Berger, R. & McLeod, J. (2006). Incorporating nature into therapy: a framework for practice. The Journal of Systemic Therapies, 25 (2), 80-94.
    9. Berger, R. (2006). Beyond Words: Nature-therapy in action. Journal of critical psychology, counseling and psychotherapy. Vol 6 Issue 4. pp 195-199

    Book Chaptes: 

    1. Berger, R. (2019). Nature Therapy - A theoretical foundation for practice. In: Pfeifer, E. (Ed). Nature in Psychotherapy and Arts Therapy. Psychosozial-Verlag Pub. Vol 1, Pp: 189-200

    2. Berger R. (2019). Theory and practice of Nature Therapy. In A.Kopytin and I. Burganov (Eds.) (P.169-184), Ecological art therapy: rebirth of the Garden of Eden. - Moscow-St.Petersburg: Skifia-Print, 2018. - 264 p.

    3. Berger, R. (2017). Nature Therapy – Highlighting steps in the development of

               the profession. A.Kopytin & M.Rugh (Ed). "Expressive ecological therapies: nature-  assisted theory and practice. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis

    4. Berger R. (2017). Nature Therapy. In A.Kopytin (Ed), Arts Therapy and Arts

             Pedagogy: New Possibilities for Health-Promotion, Supporting and Developing  Human Resources(pp.111-117). St.Petersburg: Skifia-Print.

    5. Berger, R. (2016). Nature Therapy: A Framework that Incorporates Nature, the

        Arts and Ritual in Therapy (Chapter 2). In Green Studio: Nature and the Arts in 

        Therapy // Eds. A. Kopytin, and M. Rugh. Happauge, NY: Nova Science  


    6. Berger, R. (2016). Renewed by Nature - Nature Therapy as a framework that can help People to deal with Crisis, Trauma and Loss. In Jordan, M. (Ed). Ecotherapy – Theory and practice. McMillan publishers

    7. Berger. R. (2015). Back to Ritual. In: Buchanan, V. (Ed). Art Therapy: Programs,

        uses and benefits (pp 51-65). New York. Nova Pub.  



    1. Berger, R. (2021). Art therapy in a changing world. New York.  Nova Pub
    2. Berger, R. (2009). Nature Therapy – Selected articles. The nature therapy center.
    3. Berger, R. & Lahad, M. (2013). The Healing Forest in post crisis work with children – A Nature Therapy and Expressive art program for groups. London. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    4. Berger, R. (2021). Arts Therapy In a Changing World. New York. Nova 


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