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 the past 35 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 on the clinical faculty in the Departments of Graduate Psychology at both Argosy University and 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 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. Dr. Diamond is presently on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University, serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in the Beverly Hills area.
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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 escalating rage epidemic. It has since evolved to more broadly cover related and relevant topics such as mental health, spirituality, psychotherapy, psychopathology, creativity, and the existential quest for meaning and purpose.