About the Presenters

Challenges of the Black Mirror


DR ALESSANDRA LEMMA is Professor of Psychological Therapies at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust and School of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University; a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society; and Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, UCL, where she is also Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre.  She is Visiting Professor, Instituto Winnicott, Sapienza University of Rome and “Centro Winnicott”, Rome. Alessandra is the Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge) and a Regional Editor for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has published extensively on psychoanalysis, the body and trauma.

DR HEATHER WOOD is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Consultant Adult Psychotherapist & Clinical Psychologist, the Portman Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. While working at the Clinic which provides state funded psychoanalytic psychotherapy to people with problems of criminality, violence, and compulsive sexual behaviours, she has developed a special interest in the problematic use of internet pornography and the related subject of paedophilia. Heather has published in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and British Journal of Psychotherapy, was co-editor of Bower, Hale and Wood (2013) Addictive States of Mind, and has contributed to a number of edited collections including Lemma and Caparotta (2014) Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era, and Lemma and Lynch (2015) Sexualities. 
She also works in private practice in London.


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