Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst and artist based in Sweden, who works with people internationally. Her work focuses on the breaking down of systems – societal, inherited, and internalized – and the importance of scansion in psychoanalysis, creation, and ritual.
Dr. Sinclair is the host of Rendering Unconscious Podcast and a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis. She sits on the International Advisory Board of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society and is an Editorial Advisor for Parapraxis Magazine.
She is the author of Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (2021), as well as two books of poetry The Pathways of the Heart (2021) and Switching Mirrors (2016).
She is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (2019) and co-editor of Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (2021) with Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (2019) with Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf vol 9 (2017) and The Fenris Wolf vol 11 (2022) with Carl Abrahamsson.
Her most recent book is Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (2023).
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