Dr Ann Addison

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Ann Addison
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Dr Ann Addison is a Lecturer in The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. Her research focuses on the history, comparison and contemporary application of psychoanalytic concepts, with particular reference to the work of W.R. Bion and C.G. Jung. She is interested in the interface between the individual and society, and in the possibility for mutual interplay between psychoanalytic concepts and understandings and legal processes. In 2016, she was awarded a PhD for her research, A Study of Transference Phenomena in the Light of Jung’s Psychoid Concept, and she has since published a book on this subject, Jung’s Psychoid Concept Contextualised. Teaching subjects in her portfolio range through Jungian and Object Relations and other psychoanalytic theories; clinical techniques and reflective practice; psychoanalysis and the visual arts; applied psychoanalysis; and research methodology. As a Training Analyst, Society of Analytical Psychology, she also practises as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Supervisor and has a clinical practice in London working with adults. Her varied career path covers psychoanalysis, teaching, research and the legal field of Intellectual Property. She has experience of working clinically in private practice, in the NHS and with business organisations, and of teaching, supervising and analysing psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic trainees. She has taught in the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birkbeck and Essex University. And , she has also practised in all areas of Intellectual Property with the city law firm Stephenson Harwood and a number of firms of Patent Attorneys. She is a founding member of Essex' Research Group on Psychoanalysis, Law, and Social Phenomena (,-law-and-social-phenomena), and co-author of Essex Law School's module, 'Law and the Unconscious'. Other positions she holds include the roles of External Examiner, Birkbeck, University of London, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the international peer review Journal of Analytical Psychology. Registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council; Registrant of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Formerly, a consultant in the field of Intellectual Property, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, and Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office.


  • PhD University of Essex, (2016)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/9/2021 - present)

Other academic

  • External Examiner, School of Social Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London (1/10/2022 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Psychoanalysis and law

Open to supervise

Psychoanalysis and its application in the arts

Open to supervise

The relationship of body and mind in psychoanalysis

Open to supervise

Comparative studies relating to C.G. Jung and W.R. Bion

Open to supervise

Implicit theories in psychoanalysis

Open to supervise

Historical, philosophical, social and cultural contexts of the work of C.G. Jung

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Implicit theories in the consulting room and the Psychoid concept, a body/mind phenomenon

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, The Analytic Group of the Society of Analytical Psychology, London, United Kingdom, 1/3/2021

The Psychoid as a Basis for Analytical Attitude

Invited presentation, Analytical Psychology Meets Academic Research, Avignon Conference 2018, 2018

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Counselling Skills for Therapeutic Work (PA210)

  • The counselling relationship and counselling techniques (PA256)

  • Using Psychosocial and Psychodynamic Thinking in Practice (PA964)

  • Applications of Research to Psychodynamic Practice (PA965)

  • Different Approaches (PA966)

  • Jung in Contexts: Historical, Philosophical, Cultural (PA972)

  • Key Texts of C G Jung (PA971)

  • Personal Development (PA967)

  • Professional Development 1 (PA968)

  • Psychodynamic Theory and Practice 1 (PA961)

  • Psychodynamic Theory and Practice 2 (PA963)

  • Selected Applications of Analytical Psychology (PA974)

  • Critical Analysis of Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (PA121)


Journal articles (6)

Addison, A., (2022). Jung, Bion and social phenomena: Intra-psychic dynamics, inter-psychic dynamics or something else?. Funzione Gamma

Addison, A., (2017). Jung’s psychoid concept: an hermeneutic understanding. International Journal of Jungian Studies. 9 (1), 1-16

Addison, A., (2016). Jung's psychoid concept and Bion's proto-mental concept: a comparison. Journal of Analytical Psychology. 61 (5), 567-587

Addison, A., (2015). Lament of the Dead: Psychology after Jung's Red Book by Hillman, James & Shamdasani, Sonu. Journal of Analytical Psychology. 60 (2), 281-285

Addison, A., (2009). Jung, vitalism and ‘the psychoid’: an historical reconstruction. Journal of Analytical Psychology. 54 (1), 123-142

Addison, A., (2008). L'Experience du Soi: Individuation ou Imitation Perverse. Cahiers Jungiens de Psychanalyse. 125 (125), 47-59

Books (1)

Addison, A., (2018). Jung’s Psychoid Concept Contextualised. Routledge. 1351376829. 9781351376822

Book chapters (3)

Addison, A., The Post-Jungians. In: Underlying Assumptions in Psychoanalytic Schools: A Comparative Perspective. Editors: Huppertz, B.,

Addison, A., The Post-Jungians. In: Underlying assumptions in psychoanalytic schools: A comparison. Editors: Huppertz, B.,

Addison, A., (2017). The nature of process. In: Kyoto 2016 Anima Mundi in transition: Cultural, clinical and professional challenges: Proceedings of the 20th IAAP Congress (2017). Daimon Verlag

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