Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Darian Leader — In Conversation with Israel Katz

What is madness? Is everyone mad? How has Lacan expanded the approach to psychosis? And, what are we talking about when we talk about jouissance? Is it painful pleasure, pleasurable pain, or something else?  Darian Leader and Israel Katz will discuss these matters and more in this upcoming Dialogues program.

Darian Leader

Darian Leader is a Lacanian psychoanalyst and founding member of the Center for Freudian Analysis and Research in London.  He is a thinker, speaker, and writer whose intelligence and clarity reach a wide international audience — Lacanian and beyond.  Among his prolific publications are titles such as:  Jouissance:  Sexuality, Suffering, and Satisfaction (2021),  Why Can’t We Sleep (2019), Strictly Bipolar (2013), What Is Madness? (2011), and Why Do People Get Ill? (with David Corfield) (2002). In all of his writings, Leader illustrates his belief that psychoanalysis thrives on real questions — on exploring what we don’t know —  and inspires his readers to question even further.

Israel Katz, MD

Israel Katz is a psychoanalyst, Member, and Faculty at SFCP.  He is also a psychiatrist who works in private practice and San Francisco Community Mental Health.  For the past seven years, he has been teaching an ongoing in-depth course on the Seminars of Lacan (along with Martine Aniel), as well as a variety of courses throughout the Bay Area involving the application of  Freud and Lacan.  Most recently, he has become an aficionado and teacher of Latin American and Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the relationship between the two.

Program Title: Darian Leader — In Conversation with Israel Katz
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am PDT
Interviewee: Darian Leader
Interviewer: Israel Katz, MD
Moderator: Patricia Marra, MFT
Location: Online via ZOOM
Program Fee:

$ 40  —  General Admission
$ 20  —  SFCP Analyst Members
$ 30  —  SFCP Associate Members
$ 35  —  SFCP Community Members
Free  —  SFCP and non-SFCP Candidates, PPTP Trainees and Students*

If you are a Candidate, Trainee, or Student of the SFCP, including those in the SF-PPTP, PAPPTP, CAPPTP programs or the Extension Yearlong Program:
Please email office@sfcp.org to register for the program free of charge

If you are a Candidate, Psychotherapy Trainee, or Student of another institution:
Please email office@sfcp.org to register for the program free of charge, with proof of educational eligibility.


1.5 CME/CE credits available for free (for SFCP members) or $18 (for non-members)

After the program ends, SFCP will email all participants a program evaluation form.  The completion of this evaluation form is required for everyone who requests CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learners will be able to:

  1. elaborate on the significance of the object for Lacan, its similarities and differences from Freud and other psychoanalysts.
  2. examine the differences among the primary forms of psychotic structure: paranoia, the schizophrenias, and melancholia.

Please see Policies tab for complete CME/CE credits information.

Accreditation Statement for CME/CE Sponsorship and Disclosure Statement

APA and ACCME Accreditation Marks

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is an entity recognized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Credits pursuant to Section 1887.4.3.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CE credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements. Psychologists self-certify the number of hours they have completed on their renewal form (whether online or paper).

Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Registered Nurses will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ on an hour for hour basis; see the program description for the maximum of credits awarded for each program.

PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Commercial Support: None

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

—Updated July 2021—

Program Co-Chairs:
Henry Markman, MD & Julie Ruskin, PhD

Elizabeth Bradshaw, PhD
John DiMartini, PhD
Laurie Goldsmith, PhD

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Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Darian Leader (interviewee); Israel Katz, MD (interviewer); Patricia Marra, MFT (moderator)
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