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Aaron Daniels Senior Lecturer, Psychology
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Aaron Daniels

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Dr. Aaron B. Daniels joined the Psychology Department for a Special Appointment in 2015. His PhD is from Pacifica Graduate Institute where he studied under James Hillman and other founders of the archetypal psychology tradition. Dr. Daniels' dissertation examined the use of imagination by criminal profilers. He recently updated and expanded that work with his 2014 book, Jungian Crime Scene Analysis: An Imaginal Investigation. He holds an MA from Duquesne University where he studied existential-phenomenology. Before coming to Curry, he was Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at New England College, where he taught for ten years. While there, he created a 'Writing and Research in the Social Sciences' curriculum. His first two books, Imaginal Reality, Volumes 1 & 2 (2011), were efforts to reinfuse existential phenomenology into archetypal psychology. Before entering academia, Aaron practiced clinical psychology for ten years in community and private practice, where he achieved LGBT specialist status. He has lectured frequently on themes of transformation and initiation in Dante's Commedia.