Dr Hessel Willemsen writes about his work which he presents at international conferences. He has published in the Journal of Analytical Psychological and the Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. He is interested in the role of affect in psychotherapy and analysis and currently is editing a book on Temporality and Shame with Ladson Hinton.

Articles and Chapters

Hinton, L. & Willemsen, H. (2017). (Eds.). Temporality & Shame: Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives. New York, London: Routledge.

(2017) Evanescence and shame: The body as driver of Temporality. In Hinton, L. & Willemsen, H. (2017). (Eds.). Temporality & Shame: Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives. 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, Chowdhurry U & Briscall L (2002) Needle phobia in Children: A Discussion of Aetiology and Treatment Options. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7, 619-629

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, 6, 339-350

Willemsen H & Duijsens IJ (1996) De ontwikkeling van een rapport-generator op basis van expertkennis over de NVM en de NPV; over vooruitgang en hindernissen University of Amsterdam: Amsterdam. (Development of computerised reporting based on expert intelligence principles using two Dutch personality questionnaires)

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

Feature Publications and Reviews

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

(2011). 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). Doctor, Ronald. (Ed.) Murder: A Psychotherapeutic Investigation. London: Karnac Books, 2008. Pp. xii + 124. Pbk. £19.99. Journal Analytical Psychology, 54:718-720.

(2001) Who Cares Nursery World 101 (3789), 24-25

(2001) Alone Inside Nursery World, 101 (3781), 14-15

Willemsen H & Anscombe E (2000) Telltale Signs Nursery World, 100 (3728), 22-23