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, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more. Episodes are also created from lectures given at various international conferences. 

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Today’s guest is Molly Merson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a BART- accessible practice in Berkeley, CA. They have an MA in Social Clinical Psychology from New College of California, a degree that placed an emphasis on the ways in which constructs of race, power, gender, 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. 

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

We discuss the 40th Annual Spring Meeting of Division 39 – Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), March 18-21, 2020, New York City.

And refer to the work of Lara Sheehi: Episode RU43

The conference Psychoanalysis to Come: Community and Culture, July 24-26, 2020, Copenhagen is also discussed.

As is the work of:

Griffin Hansbury
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
Orna Guralnik

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

The song at the end of the episode is from Mementeros (OST) by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson.

Mementeros (OST) is available as a limited edition CD. The film is available on DVD, as well as to view via Vimeo on Demand.

Image: art by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson from Mementeros series available via Trapart.