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• Serlin, I. A., Goldov, N., & Hansen, E. (in press). Dance/Movement Therapy and Breast Cancer Care: A Wellbeing Approach. In Karkou, V. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing. Oxford, England: Oxford Press.
• Serlin, Ilene A. and Hansen, Erika (2015). Stanley Krippner: Advocate for Healing Trauma. In Jeannine A. Davis & Daniel B. Pitchford (Eds.), Stanley Krippner: A Life of Dreams, Myths, and Visions, Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.
• Criswell, E. and Serlin, I. (2015). Humanistic Psychology, Mind-Body Medicine and Whole Person Health Care. In K. Schneider, S.F. Pierson, & J. F. T. Bugental (Eds.), The Handbook of Humanistic Theory, Research and Practice, 653-666. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
• Serlin, I. A. (2014). Kinaesthetic Imagining. In B.E. Thompson & R.A. Neimeyer (Eds.), Grief and the Expressive Therapies: Practices for Creating meaning, 116-119. New York: Routledge.
• Bella, K. A. and Serlin, I. A. (2013). Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies. In Harris L. Friedman & Glenn Hartclius (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
• Serlin, I. A. (2012). Literary expressions of trauma. In C. Figley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of trauma: An interdisciplinary guide, 352-354. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
• Serlin, I. A. (2012). The courage to move. In S. Schwartz, V. Marcow Speiser, P. Speiser, & M. Kossak (Eds.), The arts and social change: The Lesley University experience in Israel, 117-125. Zur Yigal, Israel: Porat Books.
• Serlin, I. (2010). Dance/Movement Therapy. In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, (Fourth Edition, pp. 459-460). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
• Berger, M. R., Serlin, I. A., & Siderits, M. A. (2007). Dancing Women's Freedom: The Story of Isadora Duncan. In E. Gavin, A. Clamar, M.A. Siderits (Eds.), Women of vision: Their psychology, circumstances, and success. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
• Serlin, I. A. (2007). Dance and religion. In Encyclopedia of Religion. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Publishing.
• Serlin, I. A. (2007). Action stories. In S. Krippner, M. Bova, L. Gray (Eds.), Healing stories: The use of narrative in counseling and psychotherapy, 325-336. Charlottesville, VA : Puente Publications.
• Serlin, I. A. (2006). Expressive therapies. In M.S. Micozzi (Eds). Complementary and integrative medicine in cancer care and prevention, 81-94. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
• Serlin, I. A. (2006). Psychological effects of the virtual media coverage of the Iraq war: A postmodern humanistic perspective. In P.R. Kimmel, C. E. Stout (Eds.). Collateral damage: How the U.S. war on terrorism is harming American mental health, 153-171. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
• Serlin, I. A. (2005). Dancing stories. In G.Yancy & S. Hadley (Eds.). Narrative identities psychologists engage in self-construction, 245-260. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publications.
• Serlin, I. A. and Cannon, J. T. (2004). A humanistic approach to the psychology of trauma. In D. Knafo (Ed). Living with terror, working with trauma: A clinician's handbook. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.
• Serlin, I. A. (2004). Religious and spiritual issues in couples therapy. In M. Harway (Ed) Handbook of couples therapy. Manhattan, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
• Serlin, I. A. (2004). Spiritual diversity and clinical practice. In J.L. Chin (Ed) The psychology of prejudice and discrimination, Volume 4: Disability, religion, physique, and other traits, 27-44. Westport, CT: Praeger Perspectives.
• Serlin, I. A. & Criswell, E. (2001). Humanistic psychology and women: A critical-historical perspective. In K. Schneider, J. Bugental, J. Pierson (Eds.). Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Leading Edges of Theory, Research, and Practice. New York, NY: Sage Publications.
• Serlin, I. (1998). The dialogue of movement: An interview/conversation with Ilene Serlin and E. Mark Stern. In K. Hays, (Ed.), Integrating exercise, sports, movement and mind: Therapeutic unity, 47-52. NY: Haworth Press.
• Serlin, I. A. (1994). The Anne Sexton complex. In The Psychology of Existence: an Integrative Clinical Perspective, R. May, K. Schneider (Eds.). New York, NY: Harper & Row.
• Serlin, I. (1990). Movement composition and the choreography of a verbal psychotherapy session. In A. Robbins, D.R. Johnson, P. Rodgers, I. Serlin, & A. Shields, The Psychoaesthetic Experience: An Approach to Depth-Oriented Treatment, 45-57. New York, NY: Human Sciences Press.
• Serlin, I. (1986). Toward an erotic spirituality. In J. Marvin Spiegelman, Abraham Jacobson (Eds.). A Modern Jew in Search of a Soul, 231-244. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications.
• Kurter, F., Bicer, E., Aysoy, E. & Serlin, I. (2016). Life, death and transformation: Keep moving. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 7 (1), 107-116.
• Serlin, Ilene A. (2015). The Journey of the Wild Child. [Review of the book The Conditions of Love by Dale Kushner]. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 47 (2), 296-299.
• Serlin, Ilene A. (2015). Dance, creative arts, and somatic therapies in the healing of trauma. [Review of the book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk]. PsycCRITIQUES, 60 (24).
• Serlin, Ilene A. (2014). A therapist's response to Alan Waterman. American Psychologist, January, 2014
• Serlin, Ilene A. (2013). Its Time Has Come: Trauma and Rhythms of Recovery. [Review of the book Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body by Leslie E. Korn]. PsycCRITIQUES, 58 (38).
• Serlin, I. A. (2013). Does Zero Dark Thirty Promote the Use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques? [Review of the movie Zero Dark Thirty]. PsycCRITIQUES, 58 (26).
• Serlin, I. (2013). Maxine Sheets-Johnstone: The Primacy of Movement – Expanded Second Edition (Advances in Consciousness Research). [Review of the book by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, 2013]. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 10.
• Serlin, I. (2012, February 3). Remembering humanistic psychology in the age of brain research, digital age, and revival of attachment theory. Zur Institute newsletter.
• Serlin, I. (2012, June 21). Sex, boundary violations, and psychiatry legends. [A Dangerous Method].
• Serlin, I. (2011, December 2). Elders & occupiers: 20th & 21st century movements meet. Careerwell recorded interviews with industry experts for professional development.
• Serlin, I. (2011, October 7). Marriage guide for the quarter-life crisis [Review of the book Committed: A skeptic makes peace with marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert]. Marin County Psychological Association.
• Serlin, I. (2011). Marriage guide for the quarter-life crisis [Review of the book Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert]. PsycCRITIQUES, 56 (28).
• Serlin, I., & Hill, H. (Eds.) (2011, November). Psychotherapy and the Arts. An online newsletter of Div. 32 of APA.
• Serlin, I. (2011). The history and future of humanistic psychology. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 51, (4), 1-4. DOI: 10.1177/0022167811412600
• Serlin, I., & Kessler, C. (2011, Summer). Wellness fair: A kick-off partnership. Marin County Psychological Association: MCPA Newsletter, 8-9.
• Serlin, I. (2010). Sisterhood: Bonds and transference [Review of the book You were always mom's favorite! Sisters in conversation throughout their lives by Deborah Tannen]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55, (28).
• Serlin, I. (2010). Trauma and the arts [Review of the book Trauma, tragedy, therapy: The arts and human suffering]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55, (21).
• Serlin, I. (2010, April). The first international conference on existential psychology Nanjing, China, April 2, 2010. Psychology Today.
• Serlin, I. A. (2010). Working with trauma in Israel. The California Psychologist, September-October 2010, 12-15.
• Serlin, I. A. (2009). A tribute to Rollo May and the arts. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49, (4), 486-489. doi: 10.1177/0022167809341747
• Serlin, I. A. (2009). Complementary and alternative therapy for psychologists. [Review of the book Complementary and alternative therapies research by Tiffany Field]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54, (30).
• Serlin, I. (2009). How can mind/body medicine help cope with depression? [Review of the book Unstuck: Your guide to the seven-stage journey out of depression by J.S. Gordon]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54, (15).
• Schneider, K. J., Galvin, J. & Serlin, I. (2009). Rollo May on existential psychotherapy. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49, (4), 419-434.
• Serlin, I. A. (2009). Working with trauma in Israel: Lessons for America. National Psychologist, 18, (3), 12-15.
• Serlin, I. A. (2008). How can the creative arts therapies be used for social action.[Review of the book Art therapy and social action by F.F. Kaplan]. PsycCRITIQUES, 53, (9).
• Serlin, I. A. (2008, March). On PTSD [Letter to the editor]. American Psychological Association Monitor.
• Serlin, I. A. (2008). Posttraumatic growth: Whole person approaches to working with trauma. The California Psychologist: Politics of Social Change, 31-32.
• Serlin, I. A. (2008). Treating war trauma in Israel lessons for the United States. American Psychological Association Div. 56 Trauma Psychology Newsletter, 3, (3), 10-15.
• Serlin, I. (2007). Arts therapies and trauma: An emerging field [Review of the book Expressive and creative arts methods for trauma survivors by Lois Carey]. PsycCRITIQUES, 52, (33).
• Serlin, I. A. (2007). The arts therapies: whole person integrative approaches to healthcare. Theory and practice of arts therapies.
• Serlin, I. (2007). Whole person health care: Medicine of the person [Review of the book Medicine of the person: faith, science and values in health care provision by J. Cox, A.V. Campbell, & B. Fulford]. PsycCRITIQUES, 52, (39).
• Serlin, I. A. (2006). Brokeback Mountain: A gay and a universal love story [Review of the motion picture Brokeback Mountain]. PsycCRITIQUES 51, (11).
• Serlin, I. A. (2006, March 15). Dance/movement therapy: A new mind/body therapy [Review of the book An introduction to medical dance/movement therapy: Health care in motion]. PsycCRITIQUES, 51, (11).
• Serlin, I. A. (2006). The use of the arts to work with trauma in Israel. The San Francisco Psychologist, September, 8-9.
• Serlin, I. A. (2005). To dance is to love [Review of the motion picture Shall we dance?]. PsycCRITIQUES, 50, (20).
• Serlin, I. A. (2005). Somatic psychology: Its relevance for psychology and psychotherapy [Review of the book Somatic psychology: body, mind and meaning]. PsycCRITIQUES
• Serlin, I. A. (2005). Express yourself! American Psychological Association: Monitor on Psychology, 36, (2).
• Serlin, I. A. (2005, March 2). Energy psychology: An emerging form of integrative psychology [Review of the book CD-ROM energy psychology interactive]. PsycCRITIQUES, 50, (9).
• Serlin, I. A. (2005). Year of the whole person. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 40 (1).
• Serlin, I. A. (2002). Managed education. The California Psychologist, March/April, 26-27.
• Serlin, I. A. (2002). Psychologists working with trauma: A humanistic approach. APA Monitor on Psychology, 33, (8).
• Serlin, I. A. (2001). Wandering god: A study in nomadic spirituality. [Review of the book by Morris Berman]. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 33, (1), 72-74.
• Serlin, I. A., Classen, C., Frances, B. & Angell, K. (2000). Symposium: support groups for women with breast cancer. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 27, (2), 123-138.
• Serlin, I. A., (1996). Body as text: a psychological and cultural reading. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 23, (2), 141-148.
• Serlin, I. A. (1996). Interview with Anna Halprin. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 18, (2), 115-126.
• Serlin, I. (1996). Kinesthetic imagining. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 36, (2), 25-33.
• Serlin, I. A., (1996). The power of the whole: Exploring new ways to heal. Healthwise, Sutter-CHS Newsletter, 10, (3).
• Serlin, I. A. (1995). Rollo may: a tribute. Tikkun, p. 6 January-February.
• Serlin, I. (1994). Remembering Rollo May: An interview with Irving Yalom. The Humanistic Psychologist, 22, (3), 269-274.
• Serlin, I. (1993). Root images of healing in dance therapy. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 15, (2), 65-76.
• Serlin, I. A. (1992, Summer). Tribute to Laura Perls. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 32, (3), 57-66.
• Serlin, I. (1992). A dance therapist travels in Russia. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 14, (1), 5-10.
• Serlin, I. (1989, Fall). The awakening: The lion's roar. Association for Transpersonal Psychology, 3-6.
• Serlin, I. (1989). The last temptation of Christ. [Review of the motion picture The last temptation of Christ]. San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, 8 (3).
• Serlin, I. (1989). A psycho-spiritual-body therapy approach to residential treatment of Catholic religious. The Journal of TransPersonal Psychology, 21, (2), 177-193.
• Serlin, I. (1982). Research approaches to movement and personality. [Review of the book by Martha Davis (Ed), Arno Press, 1972.]. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 5, 70-72.
• Serlin, I. (September, ND). To get rid of tension, anxiety and relax yourself... dance therapy. Vogue Magazine.
• KinAesthetic Imagining. A TED-style talk given by Dr. Serlin to the Society for Humanistic Psychology, San Francisco State University. March 19, 2016
• Dance Therapy and Trauma. Dr. Serlin interviews an Israeli war widow about her experience with dance therapy for healing trauma. Published on December 29, 2015
• Interview with Tom Greening. Dr. Serlin interviews Tom Greening at the APA conference in Toronto, Canada. August 8, 2015.
• Post traumatic stress disorder in Israel. Dr. Serlin interviews Dr. Danny Brom, Director of Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem. May, 2015
• Creativity, Resilience, and Healing Trauma. Dr. Serlin interviews Dr. Eleanor Pardess at SELAH Israel Crisis Management Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel. May 18, 2015
• Creative Arts Therapy Approaches to Trauma. Dr. Serlin discusses the use of creative arts therapies for healing trauma. Published December 29, 2015
• Poetic Movement. Dr. Serlin discusses movement therapy at the Poetics of Aging conference in San Francisco, CA. November 17, 2011
• Welcome from Ilene A. Serlin. Dr. Serlin welcomes you to her practice and gives a little information about herself. Published December 21, 2015.
• Movement Choir. Dr. Serlin co-leads the movement choir at the opening session of the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, DC. August 7, 2014.
• How to Live Well. Dr. Serlin interviews Ingrid Kepler May in Berkeley, CA. February 8, 2014.
• Eva Bojner Horwitz (2013). Whole person healthcare: volume 3, The arts and health. In Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice, 8:3, 201-206.
• AgeSong Institute (2012). Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World through Dance. In AgeSong Today: AgeSong Institute & Bay Area Elder Communities Online Journal, November 20, 2012.
• Israeli clinical psychologist presents innovative approaches of compassion-focused support of caregivers. (2011). In American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Tel Aviv: Israel.
• Israeli psychologist presents new approach for caregivers. (2011, September 9). Cleveland Jewish News.
• Jaleh. (2011, Feb. 2). The benefits of dance therapy: An interview with psychologist Ilene Serlin. Message posted to http://voices.yahoo.com/the-benefits-dance-therapy-7630518.html?cat=5
• Leichman, A. K. (2011, September, 12). Teaching caregivers how to overcome second-hand trauma. Israel21c Innovation News Service.
• McInerney, R.G. (2011). A transcontinental journey brings transcendental understanding. Janus Head, 12, (1), 314-319.
• Shafir, T. (2011). Reflections on Dr. Ilene Serlin's post conference. Keeping in Touch: the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, 42.
• Harvey, R. (2009). Review of Whole Person Healthcare, Volumes 1, 2, & 3 (2007). Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46, (2). 272-273.
• Gordon, S. (2008). Book review: Whole Person Healthcare Vol I-III. The Humanistic Psychologist, 36, 357-373. DOI: 10. 1080/08873260802560844
• Montesinos, L. (2008). Building the future, revisiting the origin is a truly integrative approach to health: A review of Whole Person Healthcare by Ilene Serlin. PsycCritiques, 53, (23).
• Race for the Cure. (2003, September 8). San Francisco Chronicle, A, p. 15.
• Resnick, S., Warmoth, A., & Serlin, I. A., (2001). The contributions of humanistic psychology to positive psychology. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Vol. 41 No. 1, Winter. 73-101.
• Hulley, S. (1999, June). Creativity in Marin psychologists: Role of psychology and the arts in medical settings: Interview with Ilene Serlin, Ph.D.. Marin County Psychological Association Newsletter.
• Stern, E. M. (1998). The dialogue of movement: An interview/conversation with Ilene Serlin and E. Mark Stern. Psychotherapy Patient, 10 (3/4).
• Ganahl, J. (1995, October 31). Breast cancer patients learn to love themselves again. San Francisco Chronicle.
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In this article, Dr. Serlin and a group of students demonstrate the use of a new method of group work in dance movement therapy using the existential/depth approach.
The benefits of this approach are seen in how it illuminates group process and the way in which it helped participants understand and cope with a subsequent earthquake in Turkey.
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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
Eva Bojner Horowitz reviews Whole Person Healthcare, Volume 3 edited by Dr. Serlin, in Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice.
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Dr. Serlin contributed a chapter to the newly released book Grief and the Expressive Arts.
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Dr. Serlin is a contributor to the recently published fourth edition of the Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology.
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Dr. Serlin hosts a blog at Psychology Today online. Please visit
Dr. Serlin contributed a chapter to the book Existential Psychology East-West.
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Dr. Serlin contributed a chapter to the book Healing Stories.
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Dr. Serlin has reviewed the book Art Therapy and Social Action by Frances F. Kaplan.
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Dr. Serlin is featured in the September-October 2008 California Psychologist issue on "Politics of Social Change".
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Posttraumatic Growth: Whole Person Approaches to Working with Trauma
Dr. Serlin is a contributor to the compilation "Women of Vision" published by Springer.
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Dancing Women's Freedom: The Story of Isadora Duncan
Dr. Serlin has a chapter in the book Narrative Identities.
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Dr. Serlin is guest editor of the November-December 2007 California Psychologist issue on "Psychology and the Arts".
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The Arts Therapies: Whole Person Integrative Approaches to Healthcare
Read Psychological Effects of the Virtual Media Coverage of the Iraq War, Dr. Serlin's chapter in the book Collateral Damage
Read The Anne Sexton complex, Dr. Serlin's contribution to the book The Psychology of Existence: an Integrative Clinical Perspective
Read Humanistic psychology and women: A critical-historical perspective, Dr. Serlin's contribution to the book Handbook of Humanistic Psychology
Read Root Images of Healing in Dance Therapy, an article by Dr. Serlin in American Journal of Dance Therapy