Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D.

Stephen A. Diamond

Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist (PSY11404) practicing in Los Angeles, and a former pupil and protege of existential analyst Dr. Rollo May.  In addition to specializing in providing existential and depth psychologically oriented psychotherapy to adult patients for close to 40 years, Dr. Diamond is a former member of the Forensic Panel for the Santa Clara County Superior Court and Approved Panel of Psychiatrists and Psychologists for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County (Criminal Divisions), conducting forensic evaluations and serving as an expert witness in various criminal cases. Dr. Diamond is presently a professor at Loyola Marymount University and faculty member at Ryokan College (Los Angeles), has taught at the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich (Switzerland), John F. Kennedy University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, was Assistant Clinical Professor and Training Clinic Director at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), and served as a Clinical Supervisor for students at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles). He is the author of Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil, and Creativity, with a Foreword by Rollo May (1996), and has contributed chapters to the bestselling anthology Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature (1991), Spirituality and Psychological Health (2005), Forensic Psychiatry: Influences of Evil (2006), the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (2009), the Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (in press), and is currently completing a chapter on "Existential Therapy" for the forthcoming text Contemporary Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015). Dr. Diamond serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, maintains a private psychotherapy practice in the Beverly Hills area, and is a consulting psychologist for a forthcoming television program produced by the creators of the popular, Emmy award-winning show Intervention.

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Evil Deeds started six years ago as a blog about forensic psychology, anger, violence and the destructiveness of human evil, focusing particularly on our still escalating rage epidemic. It has since evolved to include related and relevant topics such as mental health, spirituality, sexuality, relationships, psychotherapy, psychopathology, creativity, and the existential quest for meaning and purpose.