Edgard Francisco Danielsen, PhD
Psychology & Religion
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychoanalysis
Edgard Francisco Danielsen (Preferred name: Francisco; pronouns: he/his/him) is a licensed and nationally certified psychoanalyst with a private practice located in Manhattan. He is Member, Faculty, Supervisor, and Training Analyst at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, and is associated with the Theodor Reik Clinical Center.
His prior academic and professional careers were in the Natural Sciences. He has a PhD in Physical Chemistry and held a tenured position as Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico; in addition, he held the position of Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for 6 years.
His interest in the arts and humanities led him to explore literature, philosophy, and religious studies. In addition to the aforementioned academic career, he became an ordained minister in Metropolitan Community Churches in 2002, and pastored two parishes, one in Puerto Rico and the second in New York City. His current ministry is focused on the development of student clergy in the areas of diversity, gender and sexuality, and queer theologies.
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