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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.


Bachelor of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1976;Master in Social Welfare, University of 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^.


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, New York City, 1980-1981.

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


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: singing, guitar, running, reading, walking, spirituality.


Married Loren Bernhardt Basch, May 31, 1982. Children: Michael Oswald, Ethan Raphael.