Edgard Francisco Danielsen, PhD, LP, NCPsyA
Psychology & Religion
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico (1989)
License Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (2015)
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychoanalysis, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (2021)
Edgard Francisco Danielsen (Preferred name: Francisco; pronouns: he/his/him) is a licensed and nationally certified psychoanalyst with a private practice in Manhattan. He is Member, Faculty, Supervisor, and Personal Analyst at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), and is associated with the Theodor Reik Clinical Center. He has taught courses on Sexuality and Gender, Freudian Metapsychology, Psychodynamic Diagnosis, and Ego and Structural Theories at NPAP, the Blanton-Peale Institute, and the Harlem Family Institute.
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.
His interest in the arts and humanities led him to explore literature, philosophy, and religious studies, taking courses in the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico (1999-2002). 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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