Ilene Serlin, PhD

Dance and Psyche: How Moving Moves Us

Join Michael Lerner in conversation with Ilene Serlin, psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist. Ilene apprenticed with Anna Halprin and worked with the New York Psychological Association in the 1970s to require creative artists in hospitals. She’s been a psychologist for 30 years on Union Street in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California. Ilene takes American psychologists to Israel to facilitate art therapy for trauma victims there, and has worked with autistic children using dance and art therapy. She created a video on Dance Movement Therapy for women with breast cancer, and is the author of Whole Person Healthcareintroduced by Dean Ornish.

Dance and Psyche


Ilene Serlin, PhD

Ilene is a psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in San Francisco and Marin. Past-president San Francisco Psychological Association, Fellow APA, and past-president Division of Humanistic Psychology, she taught at Saybrook University, Lesley University, UCLA, the NY Gestalt Institute, and the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Editor of Whole Person Healthcare (2007, 3 vol., Praeger) more than 100 chapters and articles on body, art, and psychotherapy, she is on the editorial boards of PsycCritiques; American Dance Therapy Journal; Journal of Humanistic Psychology; Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice; Journal of Applied Arts and Health; and The Humanistic Psychologist.