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Dr. Ilene Serlin is a clinical psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist. She is the founder and Director of Union Street Health Associates and the Arts Medicine Program at California Pacific Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Past President and Council Representative of the Division of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, on the Editorial Boards of the Arts in Psychotherapy, the Journal of Dance Therapy, and the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and has taught and published widely in the US and abroad.

Dr. Serlin's approach draws on her extensive background of training and experience in dance and the arts, Gestalt and depth psychotherapy, and behavioral medicine. She has been dancing for 40 years and trained in Labanatation with Irmgard Bartenieff. She studied and taught with Laura Perls at the New York Gestalt Institute, did her pre-doctoral internship at the Children's Clinic of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and taught at UCLA Lesley College, Saybrooke Graduate School, and the California School of Professional Psychology.


  • "Whole Person Healthcare" with Ilene Serlin

    Dr. Ilene Serlin, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, talks with host, Marilyn Schlitz, about an interdisciplinary collaborative health care model which is defined in the three volume book set she edited: Whole Person Healthcare. Ilene provides the historical context on the use of music and movement in the ‘backrooms’ of hospitals.

    • Teleseminars
    • 2008-09-17
    • 00:48:17


  • Whole Person Healthcare (3 volumes)

    edited by Ilene Serlin

    These volumes show how Western and non-Western healing practices—including yoga, meditation, QiGong, art, music, and dance therapy—are being integrated with modern Western medicine and psychology, in hospitals and at nontraditional healthcare facilities nationwide.

    • Books
    • August 30, 2007
    • 1128 pages

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