Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D, BC-DMT, Adviser

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 American 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.

Dr. Serlin’s Appointments include the following honors:

  • past presidency of the San Francisco Psychological Association
  • membership on the board of the International Dance Council, the official organization for dance at UNESCO
  • election to the membership committee of the American Psychological Association (APA)

and membership on the editorial boards of

  • The Humanistic Psychologist, the peer-reviewed journal for the Division of Humanistic Psychology of the APA
  • Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice
  • The Journal of Applied Arts and Health
  • PsycCRITIQUES, the review of contemporary books and films of the APA
  • The American Journal of Dance Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal
  • The Journal of Humanistic Psychology

Dr. Serlin maintains a blog at Psychology Today and is has contributed to many publications and books. For more information about Dr. Serlin and her publications, please visit her website Union Street Health Associates
Dr. Serlin serves as an adviser and consultant to Watch Me Bounce.