Rendering Unconscious welcomes Hilda Fernandez-Alvarez to the podcast!

Hilda Fernandez-Alvarez works as a Lacanian psychoanalyst in private practice in Vancouver, Canada. She has vast clinical experience in public and private settings in Mexico and Canada. She has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology by Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and a Master’s Degree in literature by University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University (SFU), with a research study on discursive spaces of trauma and healing within the mental health institution. She co-founded the Lacan Salon in 2007 and currently serves as its clinical director. She is an academic associate with the Institute for the Humanities at SFU and leads a Clinical Seminar in Vancouver since the fall 2015. She has published various articles on psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

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Links for the info provided in the podcast:
1. Seminario Psicoanalitico, Tucuman Argentina. Founded by Ana Petros
Event I mentioned being invited as keynote: October 1-3, 2020 “Aun sigue vigente el amor?” Reflexiones contra el odio. I talked about “On Love and the Non-Sexual Relation” on Instagram and Facebook

2. Practica entre varios (Founded by Miriam Gutierrez & Antonino Bori of APOL Mexico City)

3. Contours: SFU Journal of the Institute for the Humanities
Co-edited by me and poet Ted Byrne. Also, Morgan Young (Contour’s Editor)
Great contributions coming up soon among them not -all power Eve Watson, Alessandra Capperdoni, Sanem Guven, among others.

4. Collective Trauma Summit (organized by Thomas Hübl)
I mention Adalberto de Paula Barreto. Founder of Integrative Community Therapy in Brazil.

5. Flamenco Derive at Conference “Spectacle of Fascism”
The Situationist and The Analyst:
(Mis)encounter Between Love and Finitude. Performative Reading.
Friday, April 7, 2017. Vancouver BC.
SFU Institute for the Humanities

6. Interview with Joan Copjec by Benjamín Mayer Foulker / Alejandro Cerda Rueda

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. 

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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 “The Third Mind” by Vanessa Sinclair and Katelan Foisy from the album “Message 23” available from Highbrow Lowlife. Film by Katelan Foisy.

Intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Portrait of Hilda Fernandez-Alvarez