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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 PDT


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 Lecture: Marrying Mr. Rochester: Charlotte Brontë and the Transformation of the Seductive 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 20, 2013
10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $10 for 4 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


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