IEA’s September Scientific Meeting

IEA’s  September Scientific Meeting

The Analyst’s Subjectivity:  Exploring the Erotic Countertransference


Friday, September 21st
NPAP 40 West 13th Street
7:00PM – 9:30PM



Steven Kuchuck, LCSW
Galit Atlas, Ph.D.

Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D.


As psychoanalysis has expanded its scope beyond a one person psychology, our conceptions about the nature of countertransference have shifted as well. The two papers in this panel focus on the erotics within the analytic dyad and offer alternative understandings to the older notion.  These new clinical conceptions offer ways for the analyst to use erotic countertransference to facilitate therapeutic action.  The first paper focuses on the analyst’s use of erotic countertransference to promote therapeutic action with patients who have experienced paternal absence or abuse.  The second paper focuses on erotic countertransference as a way to identify nonverbal patterns in the early relationship with the mother.


Steven Kuchuck, LCSW is a faculty member, supervisor and on the Board of Directors at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) and the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA), where he also serves as Dean of Training.  Steven is co-editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives, author of articles on the analyst’s subjectivity and contributor to and editor of an upcoming book from Routledge, “Behind the Couch and Outside of the Office: Clinical Implications of the Analyst’s Subjectivity”.


Galit Atlas-Koch Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst, creative arts therapist and clinical supervisor in private practice in Manhattan. She is on the faculty and a board member of IEA, faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and on the faculty of the Four Year Adult and National Training Programs at NIP. Galit serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and her writings focus on sexuality and on the relationship between attachment and sexuality


Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D. is Faculty, Supervisor New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Faculty, supervisor, IPSS, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy andPsychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Faculty, Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Editorial Board, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychologyand Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Author/coauthor of 2 books and numerous articles.


Light refreshments will be served.

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