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Galit Atlas, PhD - The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging in Psychoanalysis

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Galit Atlas, PhD - The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging in Psychoanalysis

Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00am to 3:00pm
Seattle Labor Temple
2800 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
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 Based on her new book, The Enigma of Desire, Galit Atlas will explore the relation between sexuality and attachment, both as separate and related phenomena. The clinical material presented will be used to address difficulties around the modulation of excitement, as well as patterns of distress and regulation that are observed in current infant research. We will focus on the developmental trajectory of sexuality, including the classic themes of overstimulation, seduction and betrayal. Particular attention will be given to the details of clinical work with sexual material and with the analyst's own sexual subjectivity.

Dr. Galit Atlas is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in Manhattan. She is a clinical assistant professor on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis. She is a faculty member of the National Training Programs (NTP) and the Four Year Adult training program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in NYC. As an essayist and author, Atlas has published numerous articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality.  She won the 2016 Gradiva Award for Best New Media for her essay: A Tale of Two Twins in the New York Times psychotherapy series “Couch”.

Galit is on the board of directors of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association. From 2011-2013 she co-chaired and moderated the on-line Colloquium Series for the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). She is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Dr. Atlas is the recipient of the André Francois Research Award and the NADT Research Award.

To hear an interview with Dr. Atlas by Tracy Morgan on the podcast, New Books in Psychoanalysis, click here.  


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