Is Sex Possible?



10:00AM – 12:00PM


Given childhood anxieties and terrors about the body and its boundaries, how does sex ever become possible? Darian Leader will explore this question, hoping to create a dialogue between analytic perspectives and work from other disciplines that study sexuality and its history.


Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst working in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of several books including: ‘Why do women write more letters than they post?’; ‘Freud’s Footnotes’; ‘Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing’; ‘Why do people get ill?’ (with David Corfield) , ‘The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression’, ‘What is Madness?’ , ‘Strictly Bipolar’, ‘Hands’, ‘Why Can’t We Sleep? (2019) and ‘Jouissance; Sexuality, Suffering and Satisfaction’, (2021). He writes frequently about contemporary art.

2 CE credits

  • $80 general admission
  • $65 members
  • $25 candidates /students

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how various analytic schools have approached psychosexuality
  2. Describe the Lacanian perspective on sex and sexual difference
  3. Identify the key questions and concepts posed by interdisciplinary studies of sexuality

2 CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.


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