Dr. Tom explores the idea of the absent father in the development of primary and secondary narcissism. He analyzes and amplifies the themes present in the original story Echo and Narcissus as a means to develop an ecological understanding of narcissism and its effects on healthy and unhealthy ego development.
Fatherhood - We have to Raise the Next Generation - We Might as Well Do it Right. Engage Your Mythic Masculine with Dr. Thomas Maples
Practical Parenting: Take a Moment to Make a Moment--mere moments of time can have on your child's health psychological development. Learn More with Dr. Maples.
Childhood consists of a time when the paradoxical pull between a parent’s dreams for their child and the innate destiny a child will pursue spurs the process of development forward. I feel a joy in my heart as I watch my two son’s grow into their own being. When they laugh, my heart grows wider… Continue Reading
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. (Charles Dickens) Today is the first day of a grand experiment. As a psychotherapist, I have long assisted individuals alleviate the misfortunes from which they suffer. However, being exposed to the countertransference phenomenon,… Continue Reading
Maples Family Law provides quality legal help for fathers in Stockton and greater San Joaquin County California.
After a long weeks work, and what seemed an endless myriad of distractions and daily stresses life could throw my way, I heard a beautiful saying from a public add council. Simply put “it only takes a moment to make a moment.” Sitting back in reflection, all of the sudden the week seemed somehow less inundating, as I… Continue Reading
The Modern-Day Mythic Father: Engaging the Mythopoetic Masculine in Service for Our Children explores contemporary issues that affect fathers, and their journey to develop the inner masculine.