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

April 20, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


In this workshop, we will explore Jung’s theory of complexes.  We will consider how a wounded relationship with a father can affect our inner world and our creativity.  After looking at the two primary ways that a father complex can manifest, we will explore the persecutory or monstrous complex in greater depth.  The Algonquin fairytale “Nesoowa and the Chenoo” will structure the our exploration, which will include journaling and reflective exercises.  Excerpts from two films, a dream sequence that spanned several years of analytic work, and additional fairytales will also be considered.

Related Friday Talk: Marrying Mr. Rochester: Charlotte Brontë and the Transformation of the Seductive 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 20, 2013
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center
15655 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, 97003 United States
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Ample free parking.