Rendering Unconscious welcomes Carlos Padrón, a Latinx licensed psychoanalyst and an advanced candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). He originally studied philosophy in Venezuela, then earned an MA in philosophy with a concentration in psychoanalysis at the New School for Social Research, and finally an MPhil in Latin American literature at New York University. He has written and presented on the intersections between philosophy, literature, and psychoanalysis. He was a teaching fellow at NYU and a faculty member at John Jay College (CUNY), the Contemporary Freudian Society, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Carlos is currently a faculty member at IPTAR where he co-teaches a class on clinical aspects of diversity. He also teaches a Seminar on Psychodynamic Theory at the Silberman School of Social Work in Hunter College (MSW). Carlos participated in the documentary Psychoanalysis in El Barrio, a film on working psychoanalytically with underprivileged Latinx patients in the U.S., and has given talks and published on this topic. Lately he published an essay in the edited volume Psychoanalysis in the Barrios (Routledge, 2019), has an essay on whiteness soon to come out in Division Review, and was invited to write an essay for a special issue of Psychoanalytic Psychology tentatively titled Notes from a Pandemic: Reflections from 19 Clinicians on the Year of COVID-19. Carlos has worked psychoanalytically in different settings and is currently a clinical associate of the New School Psychotherapy Program.

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Mr. Padrón contributed to the book Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious (Routledge, 2019).

A brief text Mr. Padrón wrote for Room.

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

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.

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The track at the end of the episode is “Psychoanalytic Snakes to Honor My Lineage” from the album “Switching” by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson, available from Highbrow Lowlife and Trapart Editions.

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

Portrait of Carlos Padrón