Rendering Unconscious episode 244.

Dr. Liat Shklarski and Maria Veronica Laguna, LCSW are here to discuss their new book From Grad School to Private Practice: A Roadmap for Mental Health Clinicians (2023).

Maria Veronica Laguna, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and certified psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She works in private practice in New York City and is a faculty member of the Metropolitan Center for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She specializes in mental health treatment related to immigration issues. Visit

Liat Shklarski, Ph.D., LCSW is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. from Hunter College, New York, in 2019. Dr. Shklarski opened her private practice in New York City in 2014 and grew it into a group practice in 2020. This is her second book examining the development of mental health clinicians; her 2021 book, A Contemporary Approach to Clinical Supervision: The Supervisee Perspective, discusses effective supervision.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works with people internationally. 

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Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2021) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).

And is the editor of  Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (Routledge, 2023), Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019), Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2019) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart Books, 2017) and The Fenris Wolf vol 11 (Trapart Books, 2022) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

The song at the end of the episode is “Another big storm tonight” from the album “The Pathways of the Heart” by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson Available at Bandcamp

All music at Swedish independent record label Highbrow Lowlife Bandcamp page is name your price. Enjoy! 

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