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The Enigma of Desire
Speaker: Galit Atlas, Ph.D.

April 13 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Dr. Galit Atlas will discuss the subjects of sex and desire and explore the Enigmatic and Pragmatic aspects of sexuality, longing and sexual inhibition. She will present narratives which illustrate both the¬†analyst’s and patient’s erotic desires and anxiety, and the ways these interact and emerge in the consulting room.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe two of the complications and ways of managing erotic transference and countertransference.
  2. Describe two implications of infant research for adult treatment.
  3. Describe how attending to one’s own fluctuations in identity of self-states can be used clinically.


Dr Galit Atlas is on the faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and faculty at the Four Year Adult and National Training Programs at NIP. She is the author of, The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing, and Belonging in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2015), and of Dramatic Dialogues: Contemporary Clinical Practice (co-authored with Lewis Aron). Atlas serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives and is the author of ore than 30 articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality. Her New York Times article “A tale of Two Twins” was the winner of a 2016 Gradiva award. Atlas is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in New York City.


  • Members: $75.00 in advance ($85.00 at the door)
  • Students*: $20.00
  • All others: $85.00

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* Special rate for Psychiatry Residents and Psychology Doctoral Students, Interns, and Postdocs. Proof of student status may be requested.


April 13
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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