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Bicultural identifying people like Iraqi-American Jews have a unique cultural experience. This thesis discusses the mental health challenges that bicultural identifying people experience and distinguishes this identity from the immigrant experience, highlighting the experience of Iraqi- American Jews. This thesis also explores the causes for the transmission of trauma from one generation to the next as it relates to bicultural Americans. The thesis aims to outline why dance/movement therapy is a fitting treatment method for those experiencing intergenerational trauma like Iraqi-American Jews. This thesis suggests potential dance/movement therapy interventions to aid in symptom relief for those experiencing transgenerational trauma.