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Darlene Chakin Basch

Darlene Chakin Basch, American clinical social worker. Licensed clinical social worker, California; board certified Diplomate Social Work.


  • Basch, Darlene Chakin was born on October 12, 1954 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Samuel Benedict and Vivian (Sidranski) Chakin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1976. Master in Social Welfare, University California, Berkeley, 1979.


    • Cottage clinical supervisor St. Vincent's School, San Rafael, California, 1979-1983. Program director Jewish Family and Children's Service, San Francisco, 1983-1984, therapist, program director family life education, 1985-1987. Private psychotherapist Los Angeles, since 1982.

      Clinical society worker Family Friends University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, 1988-1995. Lead interviewer trainer, interviewer resources advisor, debriefing consultant Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, Los Angeles, 1994-1998. Founder Descendants of The Shoah, Los Angeles, since 1995.

      Teacher Rosenberg's Integrative Body Psychotherapy, since 1999. Freelance writer, 2000^.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed clinical social worker, California. Board certified Diplomate Social Work.


    Chairman Generation-to-Generation, San Francisco, 1979-1987. Secretary Holocaust Library and Research Center, San Francisco, 1980-1987. Executive committee member World Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Jerusalem, 1980-1981.

    Member National Association of Social Workers, International Society Traumatic Stress Studies, International Association Body Psychotherapy (executive director 1994-1997), Society Clinical Social Work.



    Singing, guitar, reading, walking, spirituality.


    • Married Loren Bernhardt Basch, May 31, 1982. Children: Michael Oswald, Ethan Raphael.
    • father: Samuel Benedict Chakin
    • mother: Vivian (Sidranski) Chakin
    • spouse: Loren Bernhardt Basch
    • children: Michael Oswald Basch
    • Ethan Raphael Basch
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    Born October 12, 1954
    (age 63)