The Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Wounds, with Susan E. Schwartz

Date – Friday, January 14, 2022
Time – 7 pm – 9 pm, (EST) via Zoom
Cost – $30

The absent father effect is a love story, but an unrequited one. Harm is done due to the presence of his absence, affecting a daughter—and the father–in body, mind, and soul. For many reasons, the father is an essential aspect of the psyche and significant for the daughter’s psychological and physical life expressed personally and culturally. Topics of the psyche affected by the absent father include the negative father complex, puella archetype and examining the undated concept of the animus.  Paradoxically, focusing on the shadow and bleaker side of the daughter/father relationship sheds light on the lack, symptoms, treatment to find repair and hope.

Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist is a member the International Association of Analytical Psychology. She has taught in numerous Jungian programs and presented at Conferences, workshops and lectures in the USA and many other countries. Susan has articles in several journals and chapters in books on Jungian analytical psychology. She has a current book published by Routledge in 2020 entitled, The Absent Father Effect on Daughters, Father Desire, Father Wounds. Her analytical private practice is in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA and her website is


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Friday, January 14, 2022
7 pm – 9 pm, (EST) via Zoom
Cost: $30
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Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the effects of the absent father from the perspective of Jungian analytical psychology
2. Discover how to recognize the negative father complex
3. Describe the transgenerational issues and the effects

1. Samuels, A. (1985). The Father
2. Zojia, L. (2018). The Father: Historical, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives
3. Jung, C.G. Collected Works 4. ‘The Father in the Destiny of the Individual’

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