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Molly Merson, LMFT has a BART- accessible practice in Berkeley, CA. Their work emphasizes the ways in which constructs of race, power, gender, ableism, socio-economics, and sociopolitical environments impact individual and community identity, well-being, and health. They are a candidate in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Follow them at Twitter and Instagram.
Dr. Lara Sheehi is a psychologist, psychoanalytic practitioner, scholar, activist, and President-elect of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (SPPP), Div. 39 of the American Psychological Association. Her new book is Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Routledge 2021). Follow her at Twitter and Instagram.
On May 10, Molly will be presenting at Psychoanalysis, Bodies and Diet Culture, the first event in a series that showcases some of the publications in the Counterspace section of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. Lara is co-editor of Counterspace with Jacob Johanssen. The authors will present papers based on their articles and will then engage in further dialogue with each other and the attendees. 12.30 (noon) US West Coast / 3.30pm US East Coast / 8.30pm UK / 9.30pm South Africa / 11 May: 7.30am New Zealand. Free and open to everyone!
Follow The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society on Twitter, exploring how culture & society affect subjectivity & ways to apply psychoanalysis to social issues.
This episode also available at YouTube:
For more, be sure to check out:
RU62: MOLLY MERSON, PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPIST INTERROGATING WHITENESS
RU43: LARA SHEEHI, PSYCHOANALYTIC PRACTITIONER, SCHOLAR, ACTIVIST
RU143: PSYCHOANALYST ACTIVIST LARA SHEEHI ON PANDEMIC, PALESTINE, BLM, US IMPERIALISM, INTERSECTIONALITY, COMMUNITY
RU185: LARA & STEPHEN SHEEHI ON PALESTINE: PSYCHOANALYSIS UNDER OCCUPATION
Mentioned in this episode:
Race, Imperialism, and the Contradictory Clinic
Gail Lewis and Foluke Taylor: Black Feminisms in the Consulting Room
The special edition of Studies in Gender and Sexuality: Black, Indigenous and Women of Color Talk Back: Decentering Normative Psychoanalysis
Book from comrades and colleagues in South Africa, Decolonial Enactments in Community Psychology.
Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.
Rendering Unconscious Podcast can be found at your favorite podcasting platforms, including: Spotify / iTunes / Soundcloud / Podbean
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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, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).
Dr. Sinclair is the editor of 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, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.
The song at the end of the episode is “Transition: Portal (Lunar Eclipse in Gemini)” from the album The Pathways of the Heart (For Jess) by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson available from Highbrow Lowlife.
Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.
Image: Art by Vanessa Sinclair featuring a film still by Maya Deren.
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