On today’s episode of Rendering Unconscious Podcast I speak with Ian Parker, a practising psychoanalyst who trained with the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) in London, and became an Analyst of the Centre in 2003. He is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He is also a member of the London Society of the New Lacanian School and of the College of Psychoanalysts – UK.

Lacanian psychoanalysis is a ‘talking cure’ that developed in the tradition of Freud’s invention of the unconscious. Lacan’s work is resistant to attempts to normalise certain kinds of experience or pathologise others. It does not aim to adapt people to society but to allow truth to be spoken.

Ian works as a psychoanalyst in south Manchester. He can be contacted to discuss beginning psychoanalysis via the contact page.

His most recent book is:
Parker, I. (2019) Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context: Subjectivity, History and Autobiography. London and New York: Routledge.

His forthcoming book:
Parker, I. (2020) Psychology through Critical Auto-Ethnography: Academic Discipline, Professional Practice and Reflexive History. London and New York: Routledge.

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The work of David Pavón-Cuéllar is discussed in this episode.

Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies by Robert Beshara is mentioned in this episode.

Elizabeth Danto’s book Freud’s Free Clinics

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The song at the end of the episode is “Dislocation” by Carl Abrahamsson from “The Larval Stage of a Bookworm” available from Highbrow Lowlife.

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair utilising a figure by Paul Watson