Dr. Thomas Maples

Spiritual Being: Making Meaning through Purpose

Inspirational Quote. Find your Purpose and Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams! The Stockton Therapy Network and Dr. Thomas Maples.

Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self-Realized Potential

Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self Potential: Dr. Tom gives his thoughts on the powers that dreams have on our daily lives, and explores ways to use these to promote Self Realized Potential.

Practical Parenting: Fight, Flight, and Handling Childhood Emotions

Has your child ever tested boundaries? Has your child ever walked away from you, and out of the corner of your eye, you still see that they are viewing to see if your are in eye sight. Has your child ever bolted from your vision, in a store, a public place, or worse yet, near …

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Practical Parenting: Why Do We Yell at our Children Anyways?

Ah, Monday! Time to get up and herd the children to get ready for school. Yay, Friday!!! Time to herd the children to school, get to work, and then enjoy the fruits of my labor through the week. No matter what day of the week it is, there always seems to be a battle over …

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Early Childhood: Analytical Psychology & Perspectives and Early Psychosocial Development

During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early …

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Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development

Sigmund Freud (1917/1966) developed a theory about autoerotic zones that affect the development of children until early adult life. While Freud’s stage theory ends with the emergence of young adult life, these stages coalesce into an adult personality that is ready to fulfill the primary life task of reproduction. Freud based the theory of autoeroticism …

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Dr. Thomas Maples: The Stockton Therapy Network - Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams

Depth Psychology, and Theoretical Approaches to Childhood Development: Siddhartha, Evolutionary Theory, & Psychological Attachment

Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.

Tending the Garden: Childhood Reaction to a Family Divided

As a family therapist, I oftentimes see children who have been labeled by their schools,  parents, or other professional parties involved in their life with behavioral disturbances. What is not seen, or is oftentimes overlooked by these parties is the effects family  stress has on the development of emotional conflicts that underlie their problematic behaviors. While …

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