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Nate Koser

DEPARTMENT: MA in Counseling

POSITION: Assistant Professor

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SB 027

PHONE: (540) 432-4324

EMAIL: nate.koser@emu.edu

Nate Koser earned his B.S. in psychology and M.A. in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. He earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA while at the same time he was engaged in psychoanalytic formation (Degree approved for core faculty status in CACREP accredited counseling programs). Nate is a “psychoanalyst member” of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (EPFCL), and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also continues his analytic formation as a member of the Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, the Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., and the Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nate works in his private practice, Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC in Harrisonburg, VA, and is the founder of the Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis. Nate is an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training in Eastern Mennonite University’s Master of Arts in counseling program. A wide foundation in psychoanalysis, psychology, counseling, and the humanities influences his work. Nate’s research interests include: Lacanian psychoanalysis, the place of psychoanalytic scholarship and practice in the field of professional counseling and counseling education, the interface between psychoanalysis, counseling, and the humanities, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, trauma, and ethics.

Education

Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Continual Formation 2009 – Present
The School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (EPFCL)
Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata (FARP) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field
The Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C.

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, August 2013
Saybrook University: School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, San Francisco, CA

Master of Arts in Counseling, April 2009
Eastern Mennonite University: Masters of Arts in Counseling, Harrisonburg, VA

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, April 2007
Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

Publications

Koser, N. (in press). Invited to contribute a book chapter to the upcoming publication of
the second volume of, Actually, Lacan. The Clinical College of Colorado.

Koser, N. (in press). Of the Ties that B(l)ind. The Journal for Cultural and Religious
Theory.

Koser, N. (in press). A Lacanian clinic & an aporia of the psychoanalytic discourse.
Journal of Lutecium: The Psychoanalytic Foundation.

Koser, N. (2017). Ideals, illusions, and discourse. Eastern Mennonite University, Master
Of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2017). Theory caught in the act. Central Valley Counseling Association (CVCA), January Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2016). Theory caught in the act. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2016). On a center on the periphery. Central Valley Counseling Association (CVCA) Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2016). For the love of transference. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2015). The symptom: Envelope and Nucleus, Ciphering and Deciphering. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2014). Authorization and Act. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2014). Brief notes for a psychoanalytic perspective on a-diction. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2013). A brief note on psychoanalysis. Central Valley Counseling Association (CVCA) December Newsletter.

Koser, N. (in press). An aporia of the psychoanalytic discourse from a Lacanian perspective with special reference to the theory of intersubjectivity.

Koser, N. (2013). Impossible. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2012). Brief reflections on the psychoanalytic discourse. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2012). Reflections on the body. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2012). On the newsense of nonsense. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2011). Ethics (re)visited: Or, on failure and strangeness. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2011). On ethics: Opening the question. Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Counseling Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2010). The tragic and the transcendent. Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter.

Koser, N. (2010). An exploratory presence. The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 50(3), 297-311. doi: 10.1177/0022167809349750

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Co-Presenter, “The Act and an Ethics of the Real,” Panel Presentation entitled,
Theoretical InACTmeant, Virginia Counselors Association, Annual Conference,
*Forthcoming Fall 2017.

Presenter, “Nightmares as Advents of the Real,” Wednesdays at the Forum, by invitation
from the Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, *Forthcoming Fall 2017.

Presenter, “Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma in Adults,” by invitation from the
Central Valley Counselors Association, Continuing education workshop,
*Forthcoming Fall 2017.

Presenter, “Notes on Lacan’s Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, Das Ding,” by
invitation from The Clinical College of Colorado, Spring 2017.

Presenter, “Notes on Lacan’s Seminar XXIII: The Sinthome, Joyce and Imposed Words,” by invitation from The Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., Special Series on
Seminar XXIII and Psychosis, Spring 2017.

Presenter, “A Child is Being Beaten, Bitten, and Eaten,” Wednesdays at the Forum, by
invitation from The Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, Spring 2017.

Co-Presenter, “Trauma in reverse, or reserve,” Panel Presentation entitled,
Psychoanalysis, Veterans, and The Problem of the Real: Or, on War and Enunciation,
Virginia Counselors Association, Annual Conference, Fall 2016.

Co-presenter, “On Loving (Them) Better,” Panel Presentation entitled, On Transference,
Virginia Counselors Association, Annual Conference, Fall 2016.

Presenter, “Of the Ties that B(l)ind,” by invitation for the Reclaiming the Unconscious,
conference co-sponsored by the Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian
Field, and the University of Denver, Fall 2016.

Presenter, “On the Link Between Love and Anguish,” The Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., Clinical Study Wednesdays, Spring 2016

Co-Presenter, “From Understanding to Conundrum: On the Act of Interpretation,” Interpretation and its Fates: Clinic and Culture, Panel Presentation co-hosted by The Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis and The Institute for Experiential Therapies, Fall 2015

Presenter, “’My Porn. My Problem:’ On Pornography and the Clinic of Addiction,” Eastern Mennonite University: Master of Arts in Counseling, Special Presentation in Addictions Counseling, Spring 2015

Presenter, “On Depressive States and Object Loss,” The Lacanian Forum of Washington DC, International Seminar Series, Luis Izcovich: The Analytic Treatment of Depressive States, Winter 2014

Presenter, “Of Anguish and a Feast,” The Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW), Annual Conference: On Desire, Fall 2014

Small Group Facilitator and Presenter of Questions, The Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., The International Seminar Series, Colette Soler: On the Psychoanalytic Act and the Desire of the Analyst, April 12, 2014

Presenter, “From the Couch to the Classroom,” Eastern Mennonite University: Master of Arts in Counseling, Colloquium Lecture, April 2, 2014

Presenter, “On the Object of a Dream,” The Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., Clinical Wednesday Series, March 5, 2014

Co-Presenter, “Through Different Lenses: Drawing from Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Multicultural Perspective, and Person-Centered Theory to Work Through a Single Case,” Virginia Counselors Association (VCA), November 7, 2013

Presenter, “To a Void with Love,” The Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW) 11th Annual Conference: On the Imaginary, Boston, MA, October 12, 2013

Presenter, Didactic Seminar on Lacan’s Seminar VIII: The Transference, Lutecium: The Psychoanalytic Foundation, San Francisco, CA, June 2013

Presenter, Clinical Case Conference, Lutecium: The Psychoanalytic Foundation, Spring Immersion, San Francisco, CA, March 23, 2012

Co-presenter, Ethics from the Inside Out, EMU Continuing Education Series, Harrisonburg, VA, April 15, 2011