The Enigma of Desire
Speaker: Galit Atlas, Ph.D.
November 21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Galit Atlas will discuss the subjects of sex and desire and explore the Enigmatic and the Pragmatic aspects of sexuality, longing and sexual inhibition. She will present narratives which illustrate both the analyst’s and patient’s erotic desires and anxieties, and the ways these interact and emerge in the consulting room.
- Describe tow of the complications and ways of managing erotic transference and countertransference.
- Describe tow implications of infant research for adult treatment.
- Describe how attending to one’s own fluctuations in identity or self-states can be used clinically.
Dr. Galit Atlas, Ph.D 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 more 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.