Nate Koser

Nate Koser

Office Phone: (540) 432-4324

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: SB 004

Assistant Professor

MA in Counseling

Nate Koser earned his BS in psychology and MA in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. He earned a PhD in psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California. Nate is a Lacanian psychoanalyst in continual formation. He continues his analytic formation as a psychoanalyst member of the Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., The Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, and the Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata (FARP) – Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also works closely with the Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW). Nate provides psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC in Harrisonburg, VA. A wide foundation in psychoanalysis, psychology, and the humanities influences his work from a psychoanalytic approach. Nate’s research interests include: Freudian/Lacanian psychoanalysis, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, trauma, and the interface between psychoanalysis and the humanities.

Education

Lacanian/Freudian Psychoanalysis, Continual Formation 2010 – Present
The Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field
The Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C.
Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata (FARP) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW)

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. (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

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

Church, Community and Professional Service

Two-week relief trip to Kathmandu, Nepal, June 2015

Member, The Creation Care Council, Eastern Mennonite University, 2014-2016

Provide psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic treatment to underserved populations pro bono at Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC.

Lead free reading groups open to the wider community. Currently leading a reading group on the clinical implications of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Lead consultation and supervision groups for counselors, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals in the community.

Honors, Awards and Grants

Recipient of the 2012 Rollo May Scholarship from Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA

Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) #0701005150

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association (ACA) 2007 – present
The Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW) 2010 – present
The Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C. 2010 – present
The Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field 2014 – present
Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata (FARP) 2016 – present

Professional Conferences Attended

The Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis, Formation, Ethics of Desire, Special Conference, Gabriela Zorzutti, Spring 2016

The Colorado Psychonalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, Desire for? Psychoanalysis Purity and Profanation & To Realize Desire, is That the Sense of the Social Link?, Special Conference, Matias Butini, Spring 2016

InterAmerican Symposium of the Lacanian Field titled: The Other Scene: The voice and the gaze in the experience of Psychoanalysis and in Art, Summer 2015

The Colorado Psychonalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, Lacan Public, Spring 2015

The Lacanian Forum of Washington DC, Special Event, Juan Guillermo Uribe Echeverri: Unifying the Field of the Psychoses, Spring 2015

The Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, The International Seminar Series, Vanina Muraro: Series on Interpretation, Winter 2015

Virginia Counselors Association, Annual Conference, Fall 2014

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

Virginia Counselors Association (VCA), Annual Conference, November 2013

Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW), Annual Conference, On the Imaginary, October 2013

Lutecium: The Psychoanalytic Foundation, Spring/Summer Immersion, May 2013

Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW), Annual Conference, On Madness, October 2012

Lutecium: The Psychoanalytic Foundation, Spring Immersion, March 2012

Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW), Study Weekend, Seminar XXIV: L’insu que sait de l’une-bévue, a s’aile à mourre, November 2011

Paris-USA Lacan Seminar, Lacan’s Legacy, The Ecole de Psychanalyse des Forums du Champ Lacanien, The 5th International, October 2011

English-Speaking Seminar, The Proper Place of Affects in Psychoanalysis: Freud to Lacan, April 2011