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CAPTP Colloquium: Finding the Body of the Mind

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September 26, 2019     
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LGBTQ Study Group: Bisexuality

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October 2, 2019     
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White Society Colloquium: Changes in Technique Given the Expanded Understanding of Therapeutic Action: A Continuing Dialogue

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October 4, 2019     

SYMBOL and SYNAPSE: Adolescent Development and Therapy Through the Lens of Neuropsychoanalysis

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October 19, 2019     
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EDCAS Tuesday Morning Conference: Tales of Love and Loss

Date May 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

PRESENTER: Galit Atlas, Ph.D.


Through therapeutic tales, Dr. Atlas will discuss the legacy of family trauma as it is related to love and loss. When Leonardo broke up with his longtime girlfriend, Mila, it brought to the surface an unprocessed family trauma from previous generations. When Dana entered my office for the first time and told me about her dead brother, I looked at her tears and didn’t remember, didn’t realize at first that her ghosts were awakening my own. This presentation will open a conversation about unburied secrets and the ways they enter the analytic room and are held in the analyst’s mind and body.



Bio: 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). Dr. 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. She is a contributor to the New York Times and writes essays elucidating psychoanalysis for the general public. Her NYT 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.


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