Le 16 Mai : An invitation to an ONLINE lecture by Dr. Galit Atlas from The Kiev International Relational school of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (KIRSPP)

The Kiev International Relational school of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (KIRSPP) will host Dr. Galit Atlas to an online lecture :


The Too Muchness of Excitement: a relational view on sexuality and affect regulation 

at 16/05/20 at 10:00 United States time, 17:00 Kiev and Israel time 

 The lecture will be translated into Russian

Лекция будет переведена на русский язык



For registration and payment please write to-Alyona Chuckanova



Looking forward to meeting you in the lecture!


Alyona Chuckanova and Liat Warhaftig-Aran


  Co-founders of the KIRSPP



Abstract-« The Too Muchness of Excitement »: a relational view on sexuality and affect regulation

Dr. Galit Atlas will present her contemporary -relational thinking on sexuality. Atlas, the author of The Enigma of Desire and of Dramatic Dialogue (co-authored with Lewis Aron), focuses on the relation between sexuality and attachment, both as separate and related phenomenon.

The clinical case presented will discuss the « too muchness » of excitement and its relation to desire. It will address difficulties around the modulation of excitement and focus on the developmental trajectory of sexuality, including classic themes of overstimulation, seduction and betrayal in the early relationship to the mother. Particular attention will be given to the details of clinical work with overtly sexual material and with the analyst’s own sexual subjectivity.


Dr. Galit Atlas

Dr. Galit Atlas 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 Dramatic Dialogues (co-authored with Lewis Aron, Routledge, 2017). She is the editor and a contributor to When Minds Meet: The Work of Lewis Aron (Routledge,2020). Her next book, on the legacy of trauma, will be published by Little Brown in Spring, 2021. Atlas serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives and is the author of 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