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Dr. Ilene A. Serlin, BC-DMT

What led you to this Field and career path?

I have been a folk dancer since 1962, so dance therapy was a natural extension to working with people using dance and story. I began to dance with a visit to Israel and Israel folk dance. While in Israel I witnessed a great deal of intergenerational trauma, began to research trauma in my own family, and learned that dance and the arts are intimately suited to working cross-culturally with trauma.

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