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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

Friday Talk:

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 clinical social worker and certified Jungian Analyst with a private practice in northwest Philadelphia.  She has been in practice for over ten years and specializes in relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, and dream work.  She has a special interest in fairy tales and is currently writing a book exploring motherhood as an experience of psychological growth.

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April 19, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Continuing Education Credit (CEU) is NOT available for this event.


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