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Union Street Health Associates focuses on the interaction between mind and body, and the ways in which emotional, mental, and spiritual elements can affect psychological and physical health. It uses the arts, movement and imagery to promote our natural capacity to understand ourselves and improve our health and well-being.
Movement choir at APA Annual Convention
From: Seda Guney [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Hope you are well. I would like to say thank you once again for the beautiful experience. It has been an empowering learning for me and I'm sure also for the group. We had a difficult couple of weeks with the mineworkers trauma short after the training. It's collective grief. The resources we found throughout the training with you and Marcia are really powerful and helpful. Thank you for being our mentors.
Wish you a lovely week.
Video highlights of Dr. Serlin's keynote address at the Poetics of Aging conference in San Francisco, November 2011
Dear Dr. Serlin:
The San Francisco Psychological Association (SFPA) would like to thank you so much for the lively and informative Continuing Education presentation "The Place of Mind/Body Therapies in Clinical Practice" which you made to our members on June 2, 2006. Your talk was a highlight of our training year. The fact that we have been able to offer programs of such quality to our members has been an incentive for new members to join SFPA. We are so grateful for your contributions to SFPA.
Megan Lehmer, Ph.D.,
The Art of Embodiment: Whole Person Approaches to Working with Trauma — Trauma, Resilience, and Dance Movement Therapy. A 5-day high energy, intensive immersion retreat with master teacher Dr. Ilene Serlin, Co-Director, International Institute for Advanced Training in Dance/Movement Therapy.
June 29 – July 3, 2016 in San Francisco, CA
"What a joy it is listening to Dr. Ilene Serlin talk about movement and the mind. She also guides us in how to find Congruence and Authenticity in our lives by moving our bodies.
"You also won’t want to miss her talking about body movement signatures. Yes, apparently every individual has a movement signature which is like a fingerprint, even when we’re still in the womb!"
-- Yolanda CalderonListen now
KinAesthetic Imagining: A TED-style talk given by Dr. Serlin to the Society for Humanistic Psychology at San Francisco State University on March 19, 2016
Humanistic Psychology for the 21st Century and Beyond — an online introductory course on Humanistic Psychology co-developed by Ilene Serlin, PhD and Sage de Beixedon Breslin, PhD.
4 CE credits.
For a full description and to enroll, visit zurinstitute.com.
Arts and Health & Health Care Reform — an APA Professional Development Program presented by Ilene A. Serlin, PhD, BC-DMT, and James H. Bray, PhD
This program demonstrates the power of the arts for health and shows how it can be a cost-effective, powerful contribution to psychologists' understanding of health and health care reform. 2.5 CE credits.
For a full description and to enroll, visit APA Continuing Education online.
Dr. Serlin talks about her work with trauma with Seda Guney, Dance and Movement Psychotherapist of the Turkish art therapy association, Sanat Psikoterapileri Derneği. (Note that the website is in Turkish but the interview is in English.)
Academy for Optimal Living sponsors a series of on-line class taught by Dr. Serlin:
• How to Build Resiliency
• How to Gracefully Move Through Your 30's: A Road Map
• How to Navigate the Transition into the Third Act of Your Life
• How to Bounce Back From Tragic News
What Sustains Me: Simona Aronow and Ilene Serlin discuss how spiritual practice and the practice of movement and body mindfulness can go hand in hand.
Whole Person Healthcare, Volume 3: The Arts and Health is now available in paperback.
Table of contents
Add your review on Amazon.com.
Compassion Fatigue and Regeneration: Whole Person Psychology Tool Kits in paperback
Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, Second Edition
The second edition of this landmark book features 13 new chapters and 23 new contributors as well as thoroughly updated original chapters. It includes 2 chapters co-authored by Dr. Serlin and Dr. Eleanor Criswell, one on Humanistic Psychology and Women, and the other on Humanistic Psychology, Mind/Body Medicine, and Whole Person Healthcare.
In B.E. Thompson & R.A. Neimeyer (Eds.), Grief and the expressive arts: Practices for creating meaning. New York: Routledge.
Dr. Serlin's chapter in this newly released book features the poignant story of an Israeli woman who endured war-related losses and challenging personal experiences.
Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies
In Harris L. Friedman & Glenn Hartclius (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Whole Person Healthcare
"...a glimpse into the future of healing. It is a magnificent effort, bringing together authorities who have made landmark contributions in fashioning a form of healthcare that honors all we arebody, mind, spirit." Book info
Peer review 2nd peer review
Psychology Today blog
Dr. Serlin hosts a blog at Psychology Today online.
• How to Begin Life Again?
• Finding Mr. Right
• Broken Hearts are Real
• Dancing Away Dementia
• Boston Bombing: An existential wake-up call
• It's Not All in Your Head! Being sensitive ought to be met with understanding
• Mid-Life Crisis—Myth or Reality? Turning Crisis into Wisdom
Dance, Creative Arts, and Somatic Therapies in the Healing of Trauma
Dr. Serlin reviews the new book by Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Read her review
Review of Whole Person Healthcare Volume 3
Eva Bojner Horowitz reviews the final volume of the series edited by Dr. Serlin, in Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice.
Read her review
Dance and Psyche: How Moving Moves Us
Michael Lerner interviews Dr. Serlin about the expressive arts in therapy for the New School at Commonweal End-of-Life Conversations Series. Listen to the audio recording of that conversation.
Dr. Serlin on Askimo, the international library of on-line interviews with experts:
• Healing Arts
• Holistic Care
• Dance Therapy
• Body Image
• Preventative Care
• Personal Rituals for Healing
Ilene Serlin: Dance, Movement & Humanistic Therapy
An interview with Dr. Serlin on dance movement therapy from an existential-phenomenological perspective is featured on the Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy website. Available in podcast and PDF transcription.
PEC Connect blog
Dr. Serlin hosts a blog for subscribers of PEC Connect online. Recent article:
Wellness Fair: A Kick-Off Partnership
Teaching caregivers how to overcome second-hand trauma. Dr. Serlin and her colleague Dr. Eleanor Pardess presented this breakthrough study at the 2011 APA annual convention in Washington, DC. Read article
Hear Dr. Serlin's interview with Serge Prengel from the USABP Somatic Perspectives series:
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