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.
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 … Continue reading Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development
Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.
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. … Continue reading Dreaming Our Children’s Life Forward: The Archetypal Development of Siddhartha’s Early Life