This episode of Rendering Unconscious features Karen Dougherty, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and documentary filmmaker based in Toronto. For more please visit her website:

This episode is also available to view at YouTube:

Ontario COVID-19 Mental Health Network.

Karen Dougherty & the research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe at YouTube.

Article on Toxic Beauty documentary.

Interview with Ben Hessler, co-creator of Freud series on Netflix.

Psychology of Global Crises conference via American University of Paris, May 20-30, 2020.

Conferences bringing together psychoanalysts, artists and shamanic practitioners:

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

Rendering Unconscious is also a book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (2019) is available from Trapart Books.

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Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is an American psychoanalyst now based Stockholm, who sees clients internationally, specializing in offering quality psychoanalytic treatment remotely and online. This may be of interest for freelancers, students, people of varying abilities and those who live rurally and may not otherwise have access to psychoanalytic treatment, those who work from home, have small children, or may be homebound. This is also a useful framework for people with active lifestyles, who are constantly on the go – entrepreneurs, creatives, business people, actors, ex-pats. For those who often travel, the ability to see a high quality clinician remotely aids continuity of care.

The track at the end of the episode is “Dark Moon” by Carl Abrahamsson and Vanessa Sinclair from the album “Cut to fit the mouth” available as deluxe and standard limited edition CD via Trapart Editions and digitally on Bandcamp.

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

Portrait of Karen Dougherty
Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair