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 providing existential and depth psychologically oriented psychotherapy to adult patients for close to 40 years, Dr. Diamond is a former member of the Approved Panel of Psychiatrists and Psychologists for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County (Criminal Divisions), where he conducted court-ordered forensic evaluations and served as an expert witness in criminal cases. Dr. Diamond is currently an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and resident 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, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), where he was Assistant Clinical Professor and Training Clinic Director, and served as a Clinical Supervisor for graduate 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 (SAGE, 2015), and one on  Existential Therapy to the recent textbook Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy (SAGE, 2015). He has published numerous articles in professional journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, the San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, and Existential Analysis. A  long-time contributor to Psychology Today, Dr. Diamond serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology,  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 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.

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