drclavijoFrank Clavijo was born in Peru. He holds a Bachelor (1989), Master (1991) and Doctorate (1993) degree in Psychology from San Martin de Porres University in Lima.  In 1995, he received further training as a counselor in the “Clinica del Hombre” (Clinic of Man) PROFAMILIA, in Bogota-Colombia. In 1987, he started working at INPPARES, a non-governmental organization, leader and pioneer in the protection of sexual and reproductive health, and social development in Peru.  

Dr. Clavijo also completed Master’s Level course work at Cappella University and at the University of Northern Colorado. He recently participated in a National symposium of suicide prevention and clinical Management in at the Universidad Central del Caribe en Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He is currently working towards getting his (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing certification

Over the following 20 years, Dr. Clavijo traveled across the country in Peru and abroad to train students and professionals, as well as educate women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.

Dr. Clavijo has been the recipient of various honors and awards. In 1991, he represented Peru in the Youth Iberoamerican Conference in Valencia, Spain. He was awarded a scholarship from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) in 1995.

Dr. Clavijo served as a professor for the School of Psychology in San Martin de Porres University, and was part of the Peruvian Psychologists Board, and Peruvian Association of Sexuality board for many years.  

He has helped organize and lead several National and International Symposiums in Psychology and Sexual/Reproductive Health across Peru, and Latin America.

From 1997 to 2001, he served as adviser to the two first Ministers at the Ministry of Women and Human Development in Peru, and assisted the ministers with special initiatives for the National Plan against Violence for Women and Illiteracy. He coordinated several national health projects for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and collaborated as the national coordinator for literacy projects for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Since Dr. Clavijo moved to the United States in 2001, he has been working as a counselor for IDEA, which is a counseling center that provides linguistically and culturally appropriate counseling/education and therapy groups in substance abuse disorder and domestic violence. He is Licensed Professional Counselor, CAC (Certificated Addiction Counselor) Level III, and he is an Approved Domestic Violence Treatment Provider for men, women, and the LGBTQ population in Colorado.

Also, he is currently a faculty member at the Dual Language Campus at REGIS University in Colorado. He has his own journalist column for the Spanish newspaper “El Comercio de Colorado”. He is a weekly guest on Spanish radio stations in Denver, Colorado, and participates in numerous interviews via Univision Colorado and other TV national media in Spanish, specifically in the areas of concern to the Latino Community.

Dr. Clavijo has been working in Private Practice for nine years with expertise in working with adults and youth.

He received an award from the General Consulate of Peru in Denver as one of the most prominent Peruvians in the state of Colorado.