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CURRICULUM VITAE

Vanessa Rawlings Sinclair, Psy.D.

CLINICAL WORK

Private Practice, 2010-present.

Psychologist–Level II, Department of Psychiatry/ AIDS Center Program – Affiliated with New York University (NYU) Langone School of Medicine – Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2009-2012.

Postdoctoral Resident, Counseling and Psychological Services, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, USA, 2007-2008.

Psychology Intern, Neurological Institute at North Broward Medical Center Memory Disorder Center, The Bridge Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, Pompano Beach, FL, USA, 2006-2007.

Psychological Testing Assistant, Private practice of Efrain A. Gonzalez, Psy.D., ABPP, South Miami, FL, USA, 2005-2006.

Psychology Extern, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA, 2004-2005.

Psychology Trainee, Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinic, Psychology Services Center, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2003-2006.

Behavioral Tutor / Personal Care Assistant, Spectrum Life Care Services, Inc., Cooper City, FL, USA, 2003-2005.

EDUCATION

Lacanian Study Group, New York, NY, USA, 2012-2017.

Psychoanalytic Candidate, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, New York, NY, USA, 2010-2013.

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychodynamic Concentration American Psychological Association-Accredited Program, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2002-2007.

Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA, 1995-2001.

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

Senior Research Fellow, Global Centre for Advanced Studies (GCAS) College, Dublin, Ireland, 2021.

Lecturer in the “Occulturas” summer program, Escuela Incierta, Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia, 2018.

Guest Lecturer at Maryland Institute for Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD, USA, on invitation from Mikita Brottman, Ph.D. as part of her course on “The Uncanny,” 2017.

Guest Professor with Jamieson Webster, Ph.D. for the seminar “Gender, Sexuality & Perversion,” Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, USA, 2013.

Professor & Supervisor, Psychological Testing Didactics & Seminar, APA-Accredited Internship Program, Department of Psychiatry – Affiliated with New York University, School of Medicine – Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2009-2012.

Teaching Assistant for Bady Quintar, Ph.D. “Projective Personality Assessment,” Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2006.

SELECT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society (PCS), Book Review Editor, 2021.

Section IX – Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility, Division 39, American Psychological Association (APA), Member, 2021.

Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis, Founding Member, 2012-present.

American Psychological Association (APA), Division 39, Member, 2004-2017.

Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Member, 2014-2016.

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), NYPSI Candidate Delegate, APsaA Candidates’ Council, Digital Media & Communications Committee, Chair, 2011-2013.

Gay-Straight Student Alliance (GSSA), Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Vice President, 2004-2006.

Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP), Psyche & Sol, Editorial Board Member, 2004-2006.

HONORS

Humanitarian of the Year Award Winner, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, 2004.

DIRECTED STUDY (DISSERTATION)

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

SELECT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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., 2005-2006.

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., 2003-2004.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Sinclair, V.R. (2021). The Pathways of the Heart. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

Punzi, E. & Sinclair, V.R. (eds.) (2021). Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

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

Sinclair, V.R. (2020). “Breyer P-Orridge Try to Altar Everything.” In Carl Abrahamsson (ed.) The FenrisWolf, vol. 10. Stockholm: Trapart Books.

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 Robert Ansell, Jesse Bransford, Judith Noble, et al. (eds.) 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. (2014). “The Zeitgest Creating Psychoanalysis and Dada.” In Carl Abrahamsson (ed.) 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

Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult residency co-hosted with Carl Abrahamsson, Morbid Anatomy Museum, online, 2021.

Psychoanalysis to Come: Community and Culture co-organized with Emma Lieber and Kasper Opstrup, Huset KBH, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2020 (postponed).

Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis co-organized with Carl Abrahamsson, Schloss Pienzenau and Brunnenburg, Merano, Italy, 2019.

Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult co-organized with Carl Abrahamsson, Candid Arts Trust, London, England, 2016. 

On Violence and Psychoanalysis: Civilization and its Bliss-contents co-organized with Manya Steinkoler, Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY, USA, 2015.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

2021

Sinclair, V.R. “Freud’s Explorations of the Occult” presented at Morbid Anatomy Museum, online.

Sinclair, V.R. Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) presented at Morbid Anatomy Museum, 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.

2020

Sinclair, V.R. “Creativity, Dreams & the Unconscious” at Aquarius Rising (Reimagined), online.

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.

2019

Sinclair, V.R. “Some applications of scansion in psychoanalysis and art” presented at Department of Philosophy High Seminar, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

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: 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.

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,” GAB Studio, Miami, FL, USA. 

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., Gherovici, P., Dean, T. & Lichtenstein, D. “Systematized Violence in American Mental Health,” panel 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.

Sinclair, V.R. “Laughter and Psychoanalysis,” Das Unbehagen and Associated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW) conference. Fordham University–Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY, USA. 

2012

Sinclair, V.R. “The Great Mr. Gatsby: A case study of systematized violence in American mental health,” presented at Associated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW) 10th anniversary conference, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA.

2008

Sinclair, V.R. “Addressing Women’s Issues: Rape and Sexual Abuse, Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues,” presented at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, USA.

2005

Madura, M.I., Montgomery, D.D., Burns, W.J., & Sinclair, V.R. “Alexithymia, Dissociation, and Stress.”American Psychological Association (APA) 113th Annual Convention, Washington DC, USA.

2004

Montgomery, D.D., Canyock, E.M., Fogel, M., Sinclair, V.R., & Spector, D. “Frontal Alpha Asymmetry: A State or Trait Measure of Affective Response.” Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback 35th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.