Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr. Steven Reisner to the podcast. Steven Reisner, PhD is a psychoanalyst, psychologist and political activist. He is a founding member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, Advisor on Psychology and Ethics for Physicians for Human Rights and past-President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. He was a leader in the successful movement to prohibit psychologists from their central role in CIA and military abuses of detainees. As a result of these efforts, psychologists were removed from Guantanamo Bay in January 2016.

Dr. Reisner hosts the podcast MADNESS: Where Psychology & Capitalism Collide

And was recently on Rumble with Michael Moore

Dr. Reisner contributed to Rendering Unconscious, the book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019)

Watch Dr. Reisner’s lecture “Crazy Like a Fox” given at the New School for Social Research, February 2017.

This discussion is also available on YouTube:

For more, listen to episode 6 of Rendering Unconscious Podcast.
RU6: On the Dance of the Occult and Unconscious in Freud, a lecture by Steven Reisner

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. Episodes are also created from lectures given at various international conferences.

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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) – collected papers from the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London – 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. She is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis.

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The track at the end of the episode is “Rooftops and basements” from the upcoming album “Switching Mirrors” by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson, available from Highbrow Lowlife and Trapart Editions

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

Portrait of Dr. Steven Reisner for MADNESS: The Podcast – Where Psychology and Capitalism Collide