About

Rendering unconscious is a podcast hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in New York City. Dr. Sinclair interviews psychoanalysts, artists, and writers about their work, current events and worldviews. Psychoanalysts, psychologists, creative arts therapists and other mental health professionals discuss the current state of mental health care, the ways in which they practice from diverse psychological lenses. Artists, poets, writers and other creative intellectuals address their recent work, the creative process itself and its therapeutic benefits. Episodes also include talks and lectures given and recorded at various events hosted by Dr. Sinclair internationally.

Rendering Unconscious is also a book! To be published in 2019 by Trapart, the anthology includes a collection of psychoanalytic writing addressing current events, politics, the arts, culture and theory, with contributions from contemporary poets interspersed throughout. The result is an eclectic, cross-disciplinary venture leading the reader through a variety of viewpoints traversing psychoanalytic theory and practice, mental health care in America and across the world, the grassroots efforts of clinicians and students to revitalise the discipline of psychoanalysis in particular and mental health treatment in general, and the dynamism of such discourse. The inclusion of poetry and creative writing sprinkled throughout the more stringent academic essays gives the reader a breath of fresh air, illuminating the expression that is possible through the synthesis of creative and intellectual domains.

Each episode of the Rendering Unconscious podcast is accompanied by artwork and music reflective of the episode theme, as Dr. Sinclair is an artist, poet and psychoanalyst and believes in the essential nature of the process of creation.

To support the Rendering Unconscious podcast, please visit patreon.com/vanessa23carl. Your support is greatly appreciated!