The psychoanalytic therapist and psychotherapist discusses her 2013 book ‘Between Skins’ which addresses how the body shows up in psychoanalysis, demonstrating the intertwined nature of mind and body. The talk looks at the interface between bodies, music, and movement as the basis of non-verbal language, including an exploration of the relationship between biology and cultural life. She discusses touch, mirroring, childhood development and how psychological conditions sometimes manifest in the body.
Between Skins (2013 book discussed in the talk)
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2014 and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.
Dr Nicola Diamond is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, University of East London, and teaches at the Tavistock Clinic. She is also a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the British Association of Psychotherapists (now BPF), BPC reg, and in private practice. Formerly a therapist at The Helen Bamber Foundation working with very traumatised persons and a Staff Psychotherapist at the Women’s Therapy Centre in London. She is the co-author of Attachment and Intersubjectivity with Mario Marrone, (2003) and sole author of Between Skins: the body in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Developments (2013). She has published numerous articles concerned with bodily experience, including Between Touches (2007), Between the Body and Social Trauma: Working with the aftermath of Torture (2009), The Body in Film : A case of Das Heimlich (2013) and Exploring Some vicissitude of Feminine sexuality : Including Excess sexuality (2013)
Bio as published in 2014.