Technology, Psychoanalysis, and Desire: An Interview with Professor Alessandra Lemma



During a visit to the Austen Riggs Center earlier this year, Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClin Psych, spoke with us about a number of topics including technology; the relevance today of psychoanalytic approaches to understanding problems with technology, identity, and desire; and she offered some advice to parents about children’s technology use. 

Professor Alessandra Lemma Describes What Drew Her to the Field of Psychoanalysis and the Field’s Relevance to Contemporary Technology

Professor Alessandra Lemma Discusses Her Book The Digital Age on the Couch

Professor Alessandra Lemma Talks About the Impact of the Digital Age on Desire

Professor Alessandra Lemma Offers Advice to Parents About Children’s Technology Use

Professor Alessandra Lemma Talks About the Approach to Mental Illness and Treatment in the UK

About Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClin Psych

Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClin Psych, is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and consultant clinical psychologist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She is honorary professor of psychological therapies at the School of Health and Human Sciences at Essex University and visiting professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, at the University College London where she is also the clinical director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre. In addition, she is visiting professor at Istituto Winnicott, Sapienza University of Rome, and “Centro Winnicot,” Rome. She is the editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge) and one of the regional editors for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has published extensively on psychoanalysis, the body, and trauma.

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