Prof. Kawai Gave a Seminar for Experts at Tamkang University’s Taipei Campus on April 28th, by invitation of the Jungian Psychology Group in Taiwan
In the seminar, developmental theory in psychoanalysis and analytical psychology was reviewed and three developmental stages for proposed for analytical psychology, which is seen as theoretically weak in developmental psychology. The first stage is where the self is externalized as an object. The second stage is where the self is internalized and recognized as self. The last stage is where the self meets others including those of another sex.
These issues are related to autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.
Additionally, in the discussion of “the meaning of intermittent psychotherapy with long between-session intervals”, Prof. Toshio Kawai argued that clients seek more time between psychotherapy sessions because they visit psychiatric clinics and other care services in-between.