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Galit Atlas (Koch), Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology (Adjunct);

B.A. 1997
M.A. 2001
Ph.D. 2007

Office Address: 

80 East 11th Street, Suite 205
New York, NY 10003



Courses Taught:

Comparative Perspectives on Sexuality: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives

Areas of Research/Interest: 

· Gender and Sexuality
· Infant research and attachment
· Dream analysis

External Affiliations:

· Faculty and a board member of the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA)
· Faculty of the Four Year Adult and National Training Programs at NIP


Galit Atlas (Koch) is an assistant adjunct professor in the NYU Postdoctoral Program. She teaches the class “Comparative Perspectives on Sexuality: Theoretical and Clinical perspectives” through the Independent track. She is a psychoanalyst, creative arts therapist and clinical supervisor in private practice in Manhattan. Galit is the co-chair of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) on-line Colloquium Series. She serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and an author of articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality.


· Andre’ Francois Research Award
· NADT Research Award

Selected Publications & Presentations:

In Press - Sex Lies and Videotape. A chapter in Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional. Edited by Steven Kuchuck. New York: Routledge.

Atlas, G. (2013). Eat, pray, dream: Contemporary use of dreams in psychoanalysis.  Contemporary

                  Psychoanalysis, 49:2, 239-246.

Atlas, G. (2013). Eating, cooking and the space between: Response to panelists' commentaries.  Contemporary

                  Psychoanalysis, 49:2, 276-286.

Atlas. G. (2013). What’s Love Got to Do With It? Sexuality, Shame and the Use of the Other. Studies in Gender and

                  Sexuality. 14:1, 51-58.

Atlas, G. (2012).  Sex and the Kitchen: Thoughts on Culture and Forbidden Desire. Psychoanalytic Perspectives. VOL

            9, ISS 2.

April 2012 - Erotic Countertransference: From Boundary Violation to Therapeutic Action”. Division 39, Santa Fe.

March 2012 - Passion and Aggression in the therapeutic dyad.  NY: IARPP.

Atlas-Koch, G. & Kuchuck. S. (2012). To Have and To Hold- Psychoanalytic Dialogues on the Desire to Own. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 22:93-105.

Atlas-Koch, G.  (2012). East of Freud. Division Review, Vol 1. No 3.

Atlas-Koch, G. (2011). The Bad Father, the Sinful Son and the Wild Ghost.” Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Fall 11, 8.(2): 238-251.

November 2011 - Disorganized Attachment: Infant Research Informs Adult Treatment. A panel with Beatrice Beebe, IPSS, NYC.

October 2011 - Presentation at the Psychology and the Other conference, Boston.

October 2011 - Presentation at the International Self Psychology conference, LA.

September 2011 - “The Dybbuk”. Presentation at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

June 2011 - “Sexuality and the Affective Erotic Experience” presentation at IARPP, Madrid.

April 2011 - A panel with Katie Gentile and Steven Knoblauch: The International Conference on Body Image and Identity. 

Atlas-Koch, G. (2011). Attachment Abandonment Murder. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Vol 47. No 2. P. 245-259.

Atlas-Koch, G. (2010). Confusion of Tongues- Trauma and Playfulness. Psychoanalytic Perspectives. 6 (2): 93-114.

April  2010 - Where the wild things are- Sexuality and anxiety in the therapeutic dyad. A panel with Steven Knoblauch, Division 39, Chicago.

February 2010 - The “Too Muchness” of Excitement and the Death of Desire. A panel with Jessica Benjamin. International Relational conference- IAPRR, San Francisco.

Atlas-Koch, G. (2008). Three pregnancies and psychoanalysis- A thin line between fusion and separateness. The   psychoanalytic Review, 95 (2), April 2008.

Atlas-Koch, G. (2008).  Postmodernism: The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Editors: D, Leeming, K, Madden, S, Marlan. Springer: New York.

Updated on 06/14/2013