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Marrying Mr. Rochester: Charlotte Brontë and the Transformation of the Seductive Negative Father Complex

April 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


A negative father complex can undermine our trust of ourselves – as well as the ability to experience ourselves as basically good and competent.  However, creative engagement with this complex allows us to experience its helpful side.  In this lecture, we will explore in depth one way that a negative father complex can manifest and how it can be transformed.  This process will be amplified by considering Charlotte Brontë’s life and her novel Jane Eyre, as well as clinical material, dreams, and Grimm’s tale “The Singing, Springing Lark.”

Related Workshop: The Chenoo Who Stayed to Dinner: Taming the Monstrous Negative Father Complex

LISA MARCHIANO, LCSW, is a writer and Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the cohost of the popular podcast This Jungian Life. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia, and lectures widely on Jungian topics. Her writings have appeared in Quillette, Areo, and Psychological Perspectives, among other publications. She is the author of the book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself published by Sounds True. You can find her on Twitter at @LisaMarchiano.

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April 19, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $5 for 2 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


Unity Church of Portland
4525 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Ample free parking.