Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr Michael O’Loughlin to the podcast!

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Michael O’Loughlin is Professor in the College of Education and Health Sciences and Professor and in the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi University, New York. He has authored, co-authored or edited ten books, most recently [With S. Arac-Orhun and M. Queler], Lives Interrupted: Psychiatric narratives of struggle and resilience [Lexington Books, 2019]. Since 2018 he has been co-editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. He is also editor of the book series, Psychoanalytic Interventions: Clinical, Social, and Cultural Contexts, and co-editor of the book series Critical Childhood & Youth Studies: Theoretical Explorations and Practices in Clinical, Educational, Social, and Cultural Contexts, both from Lexington Books. He is in private practice on Long Island, NY.

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Articles mentioned/discussed:
O’Loughlin, M. (In press). Cultural ruptures and their consequences for mental health across generations: The case of Ireland. In I. Lambrecht & A. Lavis (Eds), Culture and Psychosis. New York & London: Routledge.

O’Loughlin, M. (Under review). Book Review.  Love’s betrayal: The decline of Catholicism and rise of new religions in Ireland by Peter Mulholland. [Oxford, & New York: Peter Lang]. Journal of Psychosocial Studies,

O’Loughlin, M. (In press). CBT: The Cognitive Behavioral Tsunami: Managerialism Politics, and the Corruptions of Science, by Farhad Dalal [Routledge, London, & New York, 1st edn., 2018]. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 

O’Loughlin, M. (2020). Whiteness in the psychoanalytic imagination. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 51, 4,

O’Loughlin, M. (2020). Ethical loneliness in the psychiatric clinic: The manufacture of non-belonging. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, 14, July-Sept.

O’Loughlin, M. (2009). The subject of childhood, New York: Peter Lang.

Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.

Rendering Unconscious is also a book and e-book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019)

Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst based Stockholm, who sees clients internationally, specializing in offering quality psychoanalytic treatment remotely and online. Her books include Switching Mirrors (2016), The Fenris Wolf vol 9 (2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (2018) co-edited with Manya Steinkoler, and Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation forthcoming from Routledge 2020. Dr. Sinclair is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis

The track playing at the end of the episode is titled “This is New York” from the album “Cut to fit the mouth”. Words by Vanessa Sinclair. Music by Carl Abrahamsson. Available from Highbrow Lowlife and Trapart Editions in standard and deluxe limited edition CD, as well as digitally on Bandcamp.

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

Portrait of Michael O’Loughlin