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CURRICULUM VITAE

Vanessa Rawlings Sinclair, Psy.D.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Sinclair, V.R. (2020). Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation. London: Routledge.

Sinclair, V.R. (ed.) (2019). Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

Sinclair, V.R. (2019). “Inventing Ourselves: A Daily Practice of Cut-ups” in Black Mirror: Elsewhere. London: Fulgur. 

Sinclair, V.R. & Steinkoler, M. (eds.) (2018). On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Sinclair, V.R. & Abrahamsson, C. (eds.) (2017). The Fenris Wolf, vol. 9. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

Sinclair, V.R. (2016). Switching Mirrors. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

Sinclair, V.R. (2016). “Polymorphous Perversity and Pandrogeny.” In Carl Abrahamsson (ed.) The Fenris Wolf, vol. 8. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

Sinclair, V.R. & Lambrecht, I. (2016). “Ritual and Psychoanalytic Spaces as Transitional, featuring Sangoma Trance States.” In Carl Abrahamsson (ed.) The Fenris Wolf, vol. 8. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

Sinclair, V.R. (2015). “Das Unbehagen of Duchamp, Dada & Psychoanalysis.” Division/ Review: Quarterly Psychoanalytic Forum of APA Division 39, No. 10 Spring 2015.Sinclair, V.R. (2015). “Das Unbehagen of Duchamp, Dada & Psychoanalysis.”

Sinclair, V.R. (2014). “The Zeitgest Creating Psychoanalysis and Dada.” The Fenris Wolf, vol. 7. Stockholm: Edda Publishing.

 Sinclair, V.R. (2011). “On Beginning the Treatment.” The Candidate Connection: Newsletter of the APsaA Candidates’ Council. 13(2), 3.

Sinclair, V.R. (2005). “Toward a National Research Agenda in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis.” Psyche & Sol. 15(2), 15.

Montgomery, D.D., Canyock, E.M., Fogel, M., Sinclair, V.R., & Spector, D. (2004). “Frontal Alpha Asymmetry: A State or Trait Measure of Affective Response.” Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 29(1), 293.

Sinclair, V.R. (2004). “Is Psychoanalysis in Crisis?” Psyche & Sol, 14(3), 16.

Sinclair, V.R. (2004). “Taming the HIPPA Beast.” Psyche & Sol, 14(2), 14.

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

2020

Psychoanalysis to Come: Community and Culture, Husets, Copenhagen, Denmark. (postponed)

2019

Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis, co-organized with Carl Abrahamsson, Schloss Pienzenau and Brunnenburg, Merano, Italy.

2016

Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult, co-organized with Carl Abrahamsson, Candid Arts Trust, London, England. 

2015

On Violence and Psychoanalysis: Civilization and its Bliss-contents, co- organized with Manya Steinkoler, Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY, USA.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

2020

Sinclair, V.R., Johanssen, J., Millar, I., Steele, J. & Zeavin, H. “Connection and Community Through Technology” panel presented at The Psychology of Global Crises 2020 conference, American University Paris, online.

Sinclair, V.R. & Steinkoler, M. On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2019) presented at Reckoning/ Foresight, the 40th annual conference of APA, Division 39, New York, NY, USA. (postponed)

2019

Sinclair, V.R. “Some applications of scansion in psychoanalysis and art” presented at the Department of Philosophy high seminar, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, on invitation of Nicholas Smith, Ph.D. 

Sinclair, V.R. “Psychoanalysis and Necromancy” presented at Death Matters: Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings, the 1st international conference of the Queer Death Studies Network, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.

Sinclair, V.R. “Scansion as applied in psychoanalysis and the arts” presented at the Swedish Psychoanalytic Association, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sinclair, V.R. “Inpatient / Outsider: On Art Created in Psychiatric Institutions” presented at The Immaterial and Material Heritage of Psychiatry conference, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Sinclair, V.R. “The Crusade Against Magical Thinking” presented at Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis, conference, Schloss Brunnenburg, Merano, Italy.

Sinclair, V.R. “The Colonial Crusade Against Magical Thinking” presented at Colonial Fantasies, Violent Transmission, Psychoanalysis and Politics conference, Swedish Psychoanalytic Association, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sinclair, V.R. “Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: Another Royal Road,” presented at The Truths of Psychoanalysis, the 11th annual conference of the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

2018

Sinclair, V.R. “The Cut-up Method of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin” presented at the conference Conjuring Creativity: Art and the Esoteric, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sinclair, V.R. “The Creative Potential Inherent in the Cut-up Method,” Nura Learning, online.

2017

Sinclair, V.R. “The Cut in Creation,” presented at Maryland Institute for Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD, USA, on invitation of Mikita Brottman, Ph.D.

2016

Sinclair, V.R. & Foisy, K.V. “The Cut in Creation” presented at Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult, Candid Arts Trust, London, England.  

Sinclair, V.R. “Cutting-up the Image of the Father/ Reconstructing the Third,” presented as part of the exhibition Father Figures are Hard to Find, NGBK, Berlin, Germany.

Sinclair, V.R. & Foisy, K.V.The Cut in Creation,” Madame Zuzu’s, Chicago, IL, USA.

Sinclair, V.R. & Foisy, K.V. “The Cut in Creation,” Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2015

Sinclair, V.R. “Systematized Violence in American Mental Health,” presented at On Violence and Psychoanalysis: Civilization and its Bliss-contents, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY, USA.

2013

Sinclair, V.R. “Psychoanalysis: An Urban Experience,” presented at The New School for Public Engagement Undergraduate Studies, Department of Social Sciences. New York, NY, USA, on invitation of Aleksandra Wagner, PhD. 

2012

Sinclair, V.R. “The Great Mr. Gatsby: Addressing Systemic Abuses in the American Mental Health System,” presented at Associated Psychoanalytic Workgroups 10th Anniversary Conference, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA.

EDUCATION

2012-2017

Lacanian study group with David Lichtenstein, Ph.D., New York, NY, USA

2010-2013 

Psychoanalytic Candidate New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, New York, NY, USA

2002-2007 

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Psychodynamic Concentration Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

1995-2001

Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Psychology Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

CLINICAL WORK

2010-present

Private Practice

2008-2012

Psychologist – Level II Department of Psychiatry/ AIDS Center Program (ACP), Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center (WMMHC). Affiliated with New York University (NYU) Langone School of Medicine. 760 Broadway – Room 2B-151, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA. Director of ACP Mental Health / Supervisor: William Karlin, Ph.D.

2007-2008

Postdoctoral Resident Counseling and Psychological Services – Humboldt State University. 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521, USA. Training Director / Supervisor: Laura K. Williams, Psy.D.

2006-2007

Psychology Intern Neurological Institute at North Broward Medical Center Memory Disorder Center / The Bridge Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program. 201 East Sample Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Internship Director / Supervisor: Mark E. Todd, Ph.D. On-site Supervisor: Barbara Martelli, R.N.

2005-2006

Psychological Testing Assistant for private practice of supervisor Efrain A. Gonzalez, Psy.D., ABPP. 7800 Red Road, Suite 124, South Miami, FL 33143, USA.

2004-2005

Psychology Extern Jackson Memorial Hospital. 11 North West 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA. On-Site Supervisor: Efrain A. Gonzalez, Psy.D., ABPP; Off-Site Supervisor: Bady Quintar, Ph.D., ABPP

2003-2006

Psychology Trainee Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinic, Psychology Services Center, Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA. On-Site Supervisor: Robert C. Lane, Ph.D., ABPP

2003-2005

Behavioral Tutor / Personal Care Assistant Spectrum Life Care Services, Inc. 11011 Sheridan Street, Suite 216, Cooper City, FL 33026, USA. Supervisor: Claudia Cardona, B.C.A.B.A.

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

2018

Lecturer as part of the “Occulturas” summer program at Escuela Incierta, Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia.

2013

“Gender, Sexuality & Perversion” Guest Professor on invitation of Jamieson Webster, Ph.D., Eugene Lang College at The New School for Public Engagement, New York, NY, USA.

2009-2012

Psychological Testing Didactics & Seminar, Professor and Supervisor, APA Accredited Internship Program – Department of Psychiatry, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Affiliated with New York University, School of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2006

“Projective Personality Assessment” Assistant Professor for Bady Quintar, Ph.D., ABPP, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

DIRECTED STUDY (DISSERTATION)

Completed 2006 A Comparative Study of Select Theorists of the Two Schools of Object Relations Supervisor: Robert C. Lane, Ph.D., ABPP

SELECT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2005-2006

Graduate Research Assistant, Forensic Concentration, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Supervisors: David Shapiro, Ph.D. & Lenore Walker, Ph.D.

2003-2004

Graduate Research Assistant, Biofeedback Laboratory, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Supervisors: Doil D. Montgomery, Ph.D. & William J. Burns, Ph.D.

HONORS

2004

Humanitarian of the Year Award Winner, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

SELECT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2012-present

Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis, Founding Member

2004-2017

American Psychological Association, Division 39, Member

2014-2016

Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Member

2011-2013

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), NYPSI Candidate Delegate and APsaA Candidates’ Council, Digital Media & Communications Committee, Chair

2004-2006

Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP), Psyche & Sol, Editorial Board Member