Rendering Unconscious episode 273.

Karen Dougherty and Maria Veronica Laguna are here to discuss their experiences at the International Sandor Ferenczi conference in Budapest celebrating his 150th anniversary.

The next conference is happening in Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 29-June 1, 2024.

Karen Dougherty is a Registered Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Amaranth, Ontario. She is also a documentary filmmaker and a mental health consultant for film and television. She is also the host of Conversations in Psychoanalysis Today Podcast.

Maria Veronica Laguna 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 her website:

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Mentioned in this episode:

Nebulosa Marginal – a psychoanalytic institute and publisher in Brazil. 


Anna Borgos’ book – Women in the Budapest school of psychoanalysis: girls of tomorrow 

Ferenczi House

André De Takacs

Takács Endre

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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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She 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. Check out Swedish independent record label Highbrow Lowlife. Enjoy!

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The song at the end of the episode is “Overjoyed” from the album “The Experience (for the weird)” by Vanessa Sinclair and Pete Murphy. Available at Pete Murphy’s Bandcamp Page. Our music is also available at Spotify and other streaming services. 

Image: Ferenczi