Friday, April 12, 2019
7:00–9:00 p.m.


The Benjamin Hotel
125 East 50th Street
New York, New York 10022

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

Alessandra Lemma, Ph.D., is a fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and consultant/clinical psychologist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She is also anhonorary professor of psychological therapies at the School of Health and Human Sciences atEssex University and visiting professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London,where she is the clinical director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre. In addition, Dr. Lemma is a visiting professor at the Centro Winnicott, Rome, and editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge).

Dr. Lemma has published extensively on psychoanalysis, the body and trauma. Her books include
The Digital Age on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Practice and New Media (Routledge, 2017) and Under
the Skin: A Psychoanalytic Study of Body Modification (Routledge, 2010).

Danielle Knafo, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and professor in the clinical
psychology doctoral program at LIU Post, will discuss Dr. Lemma’s presentation. Dr. Knafo is
also faculty and supervisor at New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and
Psychoanalysis and at the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology’s postgraduate programs in

Dr. Knafo’s books include The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and
Culture (Routledge, 2016) and Sex, Drugs and Creativity: Searching for Magic in a Disenchanted
World (Routledge, 2018).

Join us for a complimentary post-lecture Derner reception.

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Janet Baronian
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