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    • 04 Mar 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar: Eastern Time

    Rebuilding Wholeness: Dance/Movement Therapy in Breast Cancer Care

    Dr. Ilene Serlin

    Friday, March 4, 2016, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EST
    Registration closes March, 2016.
    Fee: Members $35, Non-Members $50, Students $15
    Continuing Education: 1 hours ADTA and 1 hours NBCC

    Brief description:

    Cancer survival is a transition through a difficult period of time that can cause anxiety, distress and impaired quality of life, so that women may seek therapies that bring mind, body, emotions, and spirit into greater balance. The illness, treatment and side effects can also affect a woman’s identity, body image and ability to function. Signs of emotional distress can include feelings of helplessness, uncertainty, anxiety, depression, loss of identity and meaning, and feelings of betrayal by one’s body. Dance/movement therapy is a whole person therapeutic method uniquely suited to working with women with breast cancer to rebuild their sense of self, create new narratives and experiencing personal transformation.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

    1) Increase understanding of the impact of breast cancer on a woman’s body.

    2) Observe examples of a breast cancer support group that used dance movement therapy as a healing modality, and understand some of the possible ways of using movement for health and healing through powerpoint and readings.

    3) Understand the important clinical, ethical and professional considerations of leading support groups for women with breast cancer.


    Ilene A. Serlin, PhD, BC-DMT is a licensed psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in practice in San Francisco and Marin county. Past president of the San Francisco Psychological Association, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, past-president of the Division of Humanistic Psychology. She has taught at Saybrook University, Lesley University, UCLA, the NY Gestalt Institute and the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She is the editor of Whole Person Healthcare (2007, 3 vol., Praeger), over 100 chapters and articles on body, art and psychotherapy, and is on the editorial boards of PsycCritiques, 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.

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    Mac®-based attendees
    Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

    Mobile attendees
    Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Past events

28 Jan 2016 The Gift of the Embodied Shadow: Identifying and Integrating Our Shadow Parts
15 Dec 2015 Anchoring Our Professional Integrity: An Introduction to the Revised Dance/Movement Therapy Code of Ethics
23 Nov 2015 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Working with Adolescents in Dance/Movement Therapy
22 Oct 2015 50th ADTA Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2015
15 Oct 2015 Using Dance/Movement Therapy to Embody Health: Working with Children with Cancer & Special Needs
18 Sep 2015 Creating Health: Dance/movement therapy's contributions to suicide prevention
18 Aug 2015 Cultivating Engagement: Effective Communication Skills for DMT with People with Dementia
14 Jul 2015 Business 101: Exploring Private Practice
17 Jun 2015 Coming Out in the Age of the Religious Freedom Act: Unique Challenges and Approaches in Therapy for the LGBT Population
10 Jun 2015 Nonconforming Bodies: The Role of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Dance Movement Therapy
12 May 2015 Expanding Mental Health Services: Advocacy in Action
07 Apr 2015 A Healing Pathway is a Creative Process: DMT with Children Affected by War Trauma and Human Rights Abuse; Part 2-Children
16 Mar 2015 The Expressive Brain in DMT
11 Feb 2015 Black History and the "Black Lives Matter" Movement -- Implications for DMT Practice in a Supposed "Post-Racial" Society
04 Feb 2015 United by Our Differences: DMT and the Dance of Inclusion in a Multicultural and Diverse World
28 Jan 2015 Broken Body, Broken World: DMT and the Restorative Process for Refugees and Survivors; Part 1-Adults
09 Dec 2014 Mindfulness in Dance/Movement Therapy: A Tool for Awareness and Change
18 Nov 2014 DMT with Military and Veteran Clients
06 Nov 2014 49th ADTA Annual Conference, November 6-9, 2014
24 Oct 2014 Webinar: Trends in Autism Research & Intervention: Where does DMT fit in this picture?
09 Sep 2014 Webinar: A Dance/Movement Therapist in Every School: Implications for Institutionalizing DMT Programs
27 Aug 2014 Webinar: Grant Writing for Everyone: What You Need to Get Started (If I can do it, you can do it!)
06 Aug 2014 Webinar: Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Women in Midlife: How are We Doing? A DMT Perspective.
03 Jun 2014 Webinar: Tension Flow Attributes -- An Inroad to Emotional Regulation
08 May 2014 Webinar: Quantitative Research, A Brief Review
16 Apr 2014 Webinar: The Ethical Use of Digital Technology in DMT
18 Mar 2014 Webinar: Connection to Prevention
24 Oct 2013 48th ADTA Annual Conference, October 24-27, 2013
11 Oct 2012 47th ADTA Annual Conference, October 11-14, 2012
20 Oct 2011 46th ADTA Annual Conference, October 20-23, 2011
23 Sep 2010 45th ADTA Annual Conference, September 23-26, 2010

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