Hessel Willemsen | Jungian Psychoanalyst

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Hessel Willemsen | Jungian Psychoanalyst2018-10-21T12:41:41+00:00

About Hessel Willemsen

Hessel Willemsen is a Jungian psychoanalyst who received a Master of Science degree from Delft University of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from Leiden University. He went on to train with the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP, London) where he now is a training analyst. Hessel practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in London, UK, and also works as a clinical psychologist with children who may not live with their parents, and children who are subjected to emotional abuse in contact dispute cases. The significant levels of deprivation he encountered has made him conscious of a need to understand the bodily experience of affect and how, in turn, deprived states of mind cause unbearable shame and limited ability to live life more fully. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

 

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Assorted Writings

Publications

(2018). Hinton, L. & Willemsen, H. (Eds.). Temporality & Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy Perspectives. New York, London: Routledge.

(2018). Evanescence and shame: The body as driver of temporality. In Hinton, L. & Willemsen, H. (Eds.). Temporality & Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy. New York, London: Routledge.

(2018). Introduction. In Hinton, L. & Willemsen, H. (Eds.). Temporality & Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy. New York, London: Routledge.

(2014) Early trauma and affect: the importance of the body for the development of the capacity to symbolise. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 59, 5, 695-712

(2004) The Behaviour of Children, seen by Social Services, who are referred to a Community Based Mental Health Team. Doctorate Thesis: University of Essex.

Willemsen, H. & Anscombe, E. (2001) Art and Play Group Therapy for Pre-School Children Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7, 339-350.

Mead, S.C.W. & Willemsen, H. (1995) Crisis of the Psyche: Psychotherapeutic Considerations on Aids, Loss and Hope. In: L. Sheer (Ed.) Aids and Grief. London: John Wiley.

Book Reviews

Willemsen, H. & Connolly, A. (2018, to be submitted). Book review essay: The complete works of Primo Levi.

(2014). Journal Review. Sanchez-Cardenas, Michel. (2013). Matte Blanco and narrative: Hitchcock’s Vertigo. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 94, 4, 825-40

(2011). Book Review. Baradon, Tessa. (Ed.) Relational Trauma in Infancy: Psychoanalytic, Attachment and Neuropsychological Contributions to Parent-Infant Psychotherapy. London & New York: Routledge, 2009. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56, 719-720

(2009). Book Review. Doctor, Ronald. (Ed.) Murder: A Psychotherapeutic Investigation. London: Karnac Books, 2008, Journal Analytical Psychology, 54, 718-720.
(2001). Who Cares. Nursery World, 101 (3789), 24-25.

Presentations</3>

(August 2018). Primo Levi’s bearing witness and the reinterpreted past: Post-truth and the authoritarian other. IAAP European Academic Conference: Bridging the Familiar and the Unfamiliar in the Europe of Today: Cultural, Clinical and Theoretical Perspectives. Avignon, August-September 2018.
Hinton, L. & Willemsen, H. (February 2018). Book Panel Presentation: Temporality and Shame. New School of Analytical Psychology. Seattle, February 2018.

(July 2017). Evanescence and Shame: The body as driver of temporality. Paper presented at the Society of Analytical Psychology, London, 3rd July 2017.

(November 2016). Evanescence and Shame: The body as driver of temporality. Public Event Paper presented at the Society of Analytical Psychology, London, 26th November 2016.

(June 2016). We are the Hollow Men: Affect and Schizoid Space. Paper presented at the Society of Analytical Psychology, London, 6th June 2016.

(June 2014). Early trauma and affect: The importance of the body for the development of the capacity to symbolise. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference if the Journal of Analytical Psychology, Berlin, 1st June 2014.

(December 2013). Fathers, Sons and Matte-Blanco’s Basic Matrix: Schreber revisited. Paper presented at the Society of Analytical Psychology, London, 2nd December 2013.

(April 2013). Do We Need Neuroscience to Analyse Affect – Reclaiming the Unconscious. Paper presented at 11th International Conference of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, Boston, 7th April 2013.

(January 2013). Disorganised Attachment and Early Trauma – Thoughts on Affect, Void and Representation. Paper presented at the Society of Analytical Psychology, London, 7th January 2013.

(September 2012). On Lost Affect: Void, Representation and Disorganised Attachment. Public Event Paper presented at the Society of Analytical Psychology, Cambridge, 22nd September 2013.