University of Calgary

Andrew Estefan

  • Associate Professor
  • Asso. Dean - Curriculum Develop
  • Dean's Office
  • +1 (403) 220-8053
  • +1 (403) 284-4803 (Fax)


Dr. Estefan has an extensive clinical background working with people with trauma and eating disorders. He has specific clinical and research interests in the care and treatment of people who self-harm. Dr. Estefan teaches philosophy and research methods in the the Master’s and doctoral programs. Dr. Estefan’s research program addresses the experiences of mental health and illness, particularly as they are mediated by gender, sexuality, and sexual difference. Current research includes: understanding experiences of compassion in therapeutic relationships with people who self-harm; narrative inquiry into experiences of sexuality in adolescents diagnosed with cancer; and narrative exploration of health in everyday contexts. Dr. Estefan is nationally and internationally recognized for his research and methodological work in narrative inquiry. He supervises numerous masters and doctoral students and is a frequent examiner of graduate theses.

Research Interests

  • Self-Injury and Suicide
  • Gender, Sexuality and Identity
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Interpretive methodologies
  • Psychotherapeutic interventions 
  • Therapeutic relationship

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