Vittorio Lingiardi (Milan, 1960), psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is a full professor of Dynamic Psychology at"'La Sapienza" Univerity's Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, where he has directed the School of Clinical Psychology (2006-2013). After graduating in Medicine and Surgery, he specialised in Psychiatry, Pedagogy and Health Science Teaching Methodology. His scientific activity focuses on topics such as diagnostic assessment of personality disorder, research in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, defence mechanisms, therapeutic alliance, genre identity and sexual orientation. He has edited several essays including Terza cultura. Idee per un futuro sostenibile (with Nicla Vassallo) and Linee guida per la consulenza psicologica e la psicoterapia con persone lesbiche, gay e bisessuali (with Nicola Nardelli). His latest books are: Io, tu, noi. Vivere con se stessi, l'altro (UTET, 2019), Al cinema con lo psicoanalista (Raffaello Cortina, 2020) and Arcipelago N (Einaudi, 2021).
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