Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association
Current Events


On the Domain of the Drives
Adriana Passini

FIRST MEETING: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM EDT


Drives, according to Lacan (Seminar XXIII, The Sinthome, class 1), are the echo in the body of the act of saying. They originate in the articulation between the signifier and the jouissance of the body. They are the foundation for the construction of the object of desire, which for Freud is a lost object and for Lacan is the “objet petit a,” the cause of desire

Each meeting will include a discussion of specific readings, from Freud and Lacan, which will be decided on meeting by meeting.

Adriana Passini practices psychoanalysis in NYC, and is a member and faculty member, Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association and a member of the advisory board of the American Psychoanalytic Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.

Dates: Meetings will take place from 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM on the third Wednesday of the month, from October 2021 through May 2022. The first meeting will take place on October 20, 2021.

Location: Online via Zoom.

Registration: Prior registration is required. For more information, please contact Adriana Passini at adrianapassini@aol.com.