Yasmin Roberts Memorial Lecture: Under the Skin: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Body Modification

Austen Riggs Center

25 Main St
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
April 6, 2018 at 6:30 PM to at 8:00 PM

Friday Night Guest Lecture

In this lecture, Dr. Lemma will introduce participants to key psychoanalytic ideas about the body and the experience of embodiment through an application to particular areas that draw on her clinical experience and research. Specifically, she will address the unconscious phantasies that drive people to compulsively modify their bodies through cosmetic surgery, piercings, and tattoos. 

Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClin Psych, is a fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a consultant clinical psychologist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She is an honorary professor of psychological therapies at the School of Health and Human Sciences at Essex University and a visiting professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London where she is also the clinical director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre. She is a visiting professor in the Istituto Winnicott at Sapienza University of Rome and “Centro Winnicott,” 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. 

This presentation is designed for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, with no regular registration fee.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AUTHORIZED: 1.0 (MD, PhD, Social Work). This lecture has also been approved for 1.0 Nursing Contact Hour as established by Regulatory Authority 244 CMR 5.00: M.G.L. c. 112, §§ 74 and 74A. 

Attention NY, NJ and ME Social Workers: the Austen Riggs Center is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. As of July 2015, ACE is accepted in 47 jurisdictions. This does not include the states of New York, New Jersey and Maine.

No registration required. For more information contact Kathleen Young at [413] 931.5230. 

In the event of a cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a notice will be posted here no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. 

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1.5 hours
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