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The Digital Age on the Couch

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Table of Contents

Introduction This Modern Life

Part 1: Outside In

Chapter 1 Imagined Embodiments, Lived Embodiments

Chapter 2 The Black Mirror: Becoming Sexual in the Digital Age

Chapter 3 The Disintermediation of Desire: From 3D(esire) to 2D(esire)

Part 2: Inside Out

Chapter 4 Mediated Psychotherapy

Chapter 5 Digital Transference and the Therapist's Anonymity


About the Author

Alessandra Lemma 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, University College London where she is also the Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre. She is Visiting Professor, 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.


"Whenever one reads Alessandra Lemma one can always expect to be confronted with original and unexpected viewpoints. She is both a classical and post-modern psychoanalyst who, with clinical acumen and theoretical rigor, never abandons the mainstream of psychoanalysis. Professor Lemma explores contemporary questions with the depth and breadth of direct clinical experience. This latest offering examines psychoanalysis in times of techno-culture - an essential read for all clinicians as we grapple with this new reality, which is not only in the everday lives of all of us, but is also very present in our clinical practices."-Vincenzo Bonaminio, Adjunct Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sapienza, University of Rome, Training and Supervising Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society and of the IPA, Director, "Winnicott Centre" of Rome.

"Alessandra Lemma has a way of identifying and capturing the core of modern culture. We cannot understand our patients, the people around us or indeed ourselves without understanding better how we have individually and socially adapted to the digital world. This is the essential journey that Lemma takes us on, in an inspiring, beautifully written and moving voyage of exploration. This book is an essential guide for every clinician working with every patient."-Peter Fonagy, Professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science, UCL.

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