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Ilene A. Serlin papers

Identifier: MS-0091

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, research files, teaching files, and other materials pertaining to Ilene A. Serlin's professional career in the field of psychology from 1969 to 2020.


  • 1969 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical / Historical

Ilene A. Serlin, born in 1948, received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, M.A. from the City College of New York, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas. She is a licensed psychologist and registered Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Serlin is a Fellow of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology (Gen. Ed.) and past president of the Division of Humanistic Psychology. She is also past president of the San Francisco Psychological Association and editor of Whole Person Healthcare (2007, 3 vol., Praeger). Serlin has published over 100 chapters and articles on body, art, and psychotherapy and is on the editorial boards of PscCritiques; the American Dance Therapy Journal; the Journal of Humanistic Psychology; Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research; Policy and Practice; Journal of Applied Arts and Health; and The Humanistic Psychologist. She has previously taught at Saybrook University, Lesley University, the University of California Los Angeles, the New York Gestalt Institute, the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, and she is currently Associate Distinguished Professor of Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Her research interests include existential and humanistic psychotherapy, Buddhist and Jewish spiritual practices, dance movement therapy, and women's issues.


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Papers of Ilene A. Serlin (1948-) practicing clinical psychologist, dance movement therapist, and professor who has worked both nationally and internationally incorporating creative art practices, most prominently dance movement, into psychotherapy and psychospiritual growth techniques.


Arranged in two series: Personal Materials and Teaching Materials, then arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ilene A. Serlin in March of 2021.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Najpaver (2021).

Guide to the Ilene A. Serlin Papers MS-0091
Melissa Najpaver
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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States