Fathers and Daughters: A Complex Mirror
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Saturday November 13, 2021 |10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fathers and Daughters: A Complex Mirror
Presented by: Constance Avery-Clark and Dominic Callahan
Although Carl Jung made only six references to father and daughter relationships in his Collected Works, it is obvious a daughter makes a profound claim on a father’s integrity if he is to be worthy of the positive projections she longs for him to hold. And a father makes a profound claim on her entire life—of which he is often completely unaware.
Drs. Callahan and Avery-Clark will emphasize Jung’s reflections on relationships between fathers and daughters, along with insights offered by Marion Woodman, Maureen Murdock and other Jungian thought leaders. They also will examine the tasks fathers and daughters assume, for what each is searching, and how the dynamic can become productive or destructive—or often both. We will explore descriptions of different types of father-daughter relationships and examine where the patriarchy is listening and where it remains obdurate and afraid.
The workshop will examine a clinical case Drs. Callahan and Avery-Clark shared together with reflections from their personal experiences. They will move back and forth between the specifics of this case and the culture in which the bond is played out by father-daughter combinations like Donald and Ivanka Trump, Barack Obama and his daughters, Nat King Cole and his daughter, Natalie, as well as others. Evocative images through music, poetry and art will complement the narrative.
Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D., has one doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (USC) and another in Psychology–Jungian Studies (Saybrook University) under Jungian Analyst James Hollis, Ph.D. She is the current vice president of the Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida. Dr. Avery-Clark has lectured nationally, including an appearance on the Today Show and was formerly Research and Clinical Associate at Masters & Johnson Institute. She has been a practicing Licensed Psychologist in Boca Raton, FL, for 32 years specializing in male and female relationships, intimacy disorders, and meaning-of-life concerns. Dr. Avery-Clark is an AASECT-Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy. She has authored and coauthored numerous articles, a book chapter and, most recently, a book on the history, theory, and application of Sensate Focus techniques entitled Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: An Illustrated Manual.
Dominic Callahan, Ph.D., is a past president of the Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida and a psychologist in private practice in Coral Springs, FL. He has given numerous presentations for the center on subjects including the trauma of 9/11, presidential politics, pornography, addiction and film. Dr. Callahan is best known for his cinematic workshops including: A Beautiful Mistake: Possession and Consciousness in Captain Fantastic; Life of Pi: Faith, Reason, and the Tiger in Between; and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Vengeance As a Path of Transformation.
3 CEs available for workshop | $15 CE Broker Course #20-855451
CEs for C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota events are an additional cost and are paid separately to the Friendship Center for Aging Studies.
Call Lynne Anast 941.556.3263 to register by Friday, Nov. 12, 3:00pm
CE COURSE OBJECTIVES for workshop: 1. Review the existing Jungian literature on the relationship between fathers and daughters; 2. Classify different types of father-daughter relationships; 3. Describe the developmental tasks confronting fathers and daughters in their relationships and tasks involving mystery and loss; 4. Discuss how the father-daughter dynamic plays out in our culture; and 5. Illustrate positive father-daughter relationships.
CEs sponsored by The Friendship Center for Aging Studies, which is committed to offering accredited continuing education CEs and non-credited courses with all subject matter presented through an aging lens. Its mission is to share its wealth of dedicated professionals in medicine and other fields on the leading edge of research—to licensed professionals, seeking CEs and members of our community pursuing lifelong learning. Provider # 50-19078
Preregistration required through C.G. Jung Society by Friday, Nov. 12, 3:00pm
Event Pricing: Workshop $55 members/$65 nonmembers
Event Location: Zoom