Alessandra Lemma

EDUCATION AND CAREER
Lycee Francais Charles De Gaulle (1974-1983), French Baccalaureate;
Bedford College - University of London (1983-1986), BSc Psychology;
Antioch University - Regent’s College (1989-1990), MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling (integrative training);
Cambridge University (1990-1991), MPhil in Psychopathology;
British Psychological Society (1990-1993), Diploma in Counselling Psychology (1992);
British Association of Psychotherapists (1992 -1998), Senior Member (awarded the Lady Balogh Prize for qualifying paper);
British Psychoanalytic Society (2002-2005), Psychoanalyst (2005) – Fellow, British Psychoanalytic Society (since 2009).

CURRENT POSITIONS
Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
General Editor, New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge
Regional Editor, International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Visiting Professor, Research Department of Clinical, Health
and Educational Psychology, University College London
Visiting Professor of Psychological Therapies, School of
Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex

RESEARCH
Adolescence, the body, short-term psychodynamic interventions.


MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Lemma, A, (2014). Minding the Body. London: Routledge;
  • Lemma, A. (2012) Contemporary Developments In Adult and Young Adult Therapy: the Work of the Tavistock and Portman Clinics (London: Karnac Books);
  • Lemma, A. & Caparrotta, L.  (Eds.) (2012). Psychoanalysis in The Technoculture Era. London: Routledge;
  • Lemma, A., Target, M., Fonagy, P. (2011) Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide (Oxford: OUP);
  • Lemma, A. (2011) Sotto la Pelle. Milan: Cortina Raffaele;
  • Lemma, A. (2010) Under the Skin: A Psychoanalytic Study of Body Modification (London: Routledge).