Claire Basescu, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

21 Astor Place, Apt. 9B

New York, NY 10003

212-777-3444
 

cbasescu@clairebasescu.com
www.clairebasescu.com

 

 

Claire Basescu, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice for over 25 Claire Basescuyears.  She is a graduate, faculty member, and supervisor of psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute.  She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis

 

Dr. Basescu maintains a diverse practice, working with individuals and couples.  She provides therapy for a variety of problems in living, including anxiety, depression, work problems, and relationship problems.  She also has special interests in: artists and the creative process, parenthood, marriage and divorce, and women’s health issues.

 

Education

 

B.A. Hampshire College, 1974

M.A. New York University, 1980

Ph.D. New York University, 1984

Certificate in Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute, 1990

 

Publications

 

“Shifting Ground: The Therapist’s Divorce and Its Impact on Her Life and Work”. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, January 2009

 

“There’s No Such Thing As A Mother: A Review of What Do Mothers Want?  Developmental Perspectives, Clinical Challenges”; Book Review, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, January 2007

 

“What Makes Therapists Tick?: A Review of Why I Became a Psychotherapist”; Book Review, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, October 2000

 

“On the Need To Be Alone: A Review of The Call of Solitude and Private Matters”; Book Review, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, July 2000

 

 “The Ongoing, Mostly Happy ‘Crisis’ of Parenthood and Its Effect on the Therapist’s Clinical Work” in The Therapist as a Person: Life Crises, Life Choices, Life Experiences and Their Effects on Treatment, ed. B. Gerson, Analytic Press, 1996

 

 

Presentations and Workshops Include:

 

“Navigating Dating After Divorce”:  A Workshop for Parents (2010, 2011)

 

“’In Treatment’: Exploring Clinical Moments Using the HBO TV Series”:

A Continuing Education Workshop (2010)
See an interview with Dr. Basescu

 

“Passion and Peril: At Home in the Impossible Profession of Psychoanalysis” (Paper presentation, 2009)

 

“Birthright: The Abortion Experience” (Paper presentation, 2004)

 

“Writing About Clinical Work: Complexity, Privacy, Honesty and Appropriation of the Other” (Paper presentation, 1998)

 

“My Child, Myself: Thoughts on Maternal Narcissism” (Paper presentation, 1996)