Rendering Unconscious Podcast was founded in January of 2018 by host Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, an American psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works with people internationally. On Rendering Unconscious, Dr. Sinclair interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, philosophers, creative arts therapists, social workers, artists, activists, poets, writers, scholars, and folk magic practitioners about their process, work, life trajectories, current events, activism, the state of mental health care, theoretical orientations, and diverse worldviews.
Rendering Unconscious aims to provide an open space for discussion, free association, and conversation in hopes of broadening the field of psychoanalysis and exposing clinicians and theorists to a variety of perspectives and worldviews to enhance psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Some episodes of Rendering Unconscious are recorded lectures from various international events.
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Rendering Unconscious is also a book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (2019) available from Trapart Books, the anthology includes a collection of psychoanalytic writing and contemporary poetry addressing current events, politics, the arts, culture and theory. The result is an eclectic, cross-disciplinary venture leading the reader through a variety of viewpoints traversing psychoanalytic theory and practice, mental health care in America and across the world, the grassroots efforts of clinicians and students to revitalize the discipline of psychoanalysis in particular and mental health treatment in general, and the dynamism of such discourse. The inclusion of poetry and creative writing sprinkled throughout the more stringent academic essays gives the reader a breath of fresh air, illuminating the expression that is possible through the synthesis of creative and intellectual domains.
Each episode of Rendering Unconscious podcast is accompanied by artwork and music reflective of the episode theme, as Dr. Sinclair is an artist, poet, and psychoanalyst and believes in the foundational nature of the process of creation, and views the psychoanalytic process as essentially creative.
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