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Dr. Michael J. Diamond

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Training and Supervising Analyst ...

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12011 San Vicente Blvd. #B3
Los Angeles , California 90049
United States

Company Description: LAISPS is the first fully interdisciplinary psychoanalytic institute to have been established in California, comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed...   more

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  • Ph.D.
    Stanford University
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • doctorate , psychology
    Stanford University
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About Michael J. Diamond, Ph.D. Psychoanalyst & Clinical Psychologist, 11 Aug 2010 [cached]
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About Dr. Diamond Lectures & Consulting Publications & Resources
About Dr. Diamond — Professional History
Dr. Michael J. Diamond received his Ph.D. from Stanford University where his graduate training was in both social-personality and clinical psychology. His primary graduate school interests and research were in the areas of social issues and attitude change, community social psychology, existential-humanistic and behavioral psychology, and hypnosis and consciousness. During that time, he completed a one-year pre-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital along with additional practica training at Stanford University's Counseling & Testing Center.
After completing his doctorate, he began his professional career as an academic clinical psychologist, spending the next four years as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in both Clinical and Social Psychology at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu (Manoa), Hawaii where he also developed his research laboratory in Consciousness and Cognitive Behavior. His areas of study included psychotherapy, group process and therapy, applied social psychology, hypnosis and consciousness, and cross-cultural psychology. He was awarded the University of Hawaii's Regents Medal for his undergraduate teaching. He also served two semesters on the teaching faculty of the Semester-at-Sea Program teaching undergraduate students while traveling in a residential ship program around the world under the auspices of the University of Colorado and Chapman College.
He spent the next couple of years primarily doing community clinical psychology work in Santa Fe, New Mexico (as well as living in Guadalajara, Mexico). Dr. Diamond then relocated to Southern California and commenced his career as a full-time clinician. He began a private practice in psychotherapy as well as group and couples therapy; became an Assistant (and then Associate) Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA; served as a clinical consultant in business as well as forensic psychology; and began teaching clinical psychology courses in a number of graduate departments throughout the area. He also served as President of the American Psychological Association's Division 30 (Hypnosis).
Dr. Diamond next sought additional training and expertise in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He initially completed a two-year postdoctoral training program at the Wright Institute Los Angeles. Two years later, he began his formal psychoanalytic training at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies where he received his certification as a psychoanalyst. He subsequently began teaching at the Wright Institute and the Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies (in addition to teaching other analytically oriented students and professionals in local and national settings). He became a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies as well as a supervisor at the Wright Institute. His psychoanalytic research and writing has been focused primarily in the areas of psychoanalytic issues and technique, the psychoanalytic treatment of early childhood trauma and dissociation, psychoanalytic gender theory, and fathering, male development and masculinity.
Currently, Dr. Diamond continues practicing psychoanalysis as well as psychotherapy and couples therapy in Los Angeles, CA. He also does occasional consulting in the area of family business, forensic issues, and father-son relations. He actively participates as a Training and Supervising Analyst as well as Faculty member at the Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, is on the Teaching and Supervising Faculty of the Wright Institute Los Angeles, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association, and is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes for his scholarly writing and was recently named the Distinguished Psychoanalyst of the Year from the Institute For Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York.
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Reconsidering Men and Masculinities: ..., 22 Nov 2014 [cached]
Reconsidering Men and Masculinities: Developmental Conundrums and Clinical Quandaries Presenters: Michael J. Diamond, PhD, Donald Moss, MD, Sidney Phillips, MD
Reconsidering Men and Masculinities: Developmental Conundrums and Clinical Quandaries Presenters: Michael J. Diamond, PhD, Donald Moss, MD, Sidney Phillips, MD
Reconsidering Men and Masculinities: Developmental Conundrums and Clinical Quandaries Presenters: Michael J. Diamond, PhD, Donald Moss, MD, Sidney Phillips, MD
Michael J. Diamond, Ph.D.
Michael Diamond aims to elucidate the enigmas and elusiveness of male gender identity as grounded in the asymmetry of the boy’s early relationship to mother, marked by a largely unsymbolizable enduring experience of absence and lack. Using illustrative clinical material, he will argue that in order to progress toward mature genitality, the boy must integrate experiences of incompleteness and resulting body-based vulnerabilities with many intersecting issues including psychic bisexuality, triadic (Oedipal)realities, the feminine, and foreclosed masculine love for the father and other males. Donald Moss’s unique perspective originates in his work with a 17 year- old boy who said, "I realized I'm a chick.� The adolescent gives voice to an elaborate and precise set of complaints addressed against his penis and his wished-for surgical solution. This clinical encounter is Moss’s starting point for thinking more generally about the material conditions associated with having a penis-- the work it might demand, the sacrifices it might entail, the rewards it might promise. So that we may explore their convergences and divergences as well as our own, ample time will be provided both for panelists to respond to each other and to their audience.
Michael J. Diamond, Ph.D. is a Trainingand Supervising Analyst at the Los AngelesInstitute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and on the Teaching andSupervising Faculty for the Wright Institute, Los Angeles. He has authored numerous clinical and theoretical papers and book chapters in the areas of psychoanalyticgender theory, masculinity, and fathering, including his 2007 book, My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives.
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"There's now a culturally created model ..., 12 June 2012 [cached]
"There's now a culturally created model of kind of a 'Superdad,' like a 'Supermom,' " says Michael J. Diamond, a clinical psychologist, associate professor at UCLA and author of "My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives.
Generally speaking, American culture is changing to accept that fathers ought to spend time nurturing their families, Diamond says.
"There's much more of an understanding of how important fathers' involvement with children is," he says. Not only is dads' involvement beneficial for kids, he says, but men change as they parent their kids.
"Fathers learn about themselves from children, but they also learn about what it means to be a man," Diamond says.
Diamond says that there are many varieties of work-life balance stress for fathers, especially given that there are so many different kinds of family structures in modern society, from blended families to same-sex partnerships to divorced or single parents.
"Don't be the strong, silent type," psychologist Michael J. Diamond says. "Make sure your wife is supporting you in fathering and you support her in mothering," Diamond says, and stand together for the children as a "parenting alliance." You don't need to have profound conversations with your children to be parenting well. "Kids don't want to have deep conversations; they just want to be with their dad and do something," Diamond says.
Sources: Michael J. Diamond, Jerrold Lee Shapiro
Contributors include: Hedda Bolgar, ..., 29 Sept 2008 [cached]
Contributors include: Hedda Bolgar, Christopher Christian, Michael J. Diamond, Morris Eagle, Tom Helscher, Nancy Hollander, Beth Kalish, Peggy Porter, Stephen Portuges, Leo Rangell, Linda Sobelman, Alan Spivak, and Peter Wolson.
Michael J. Diamond, PhD is Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, Faculty, Wright Institute Los Angeles, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles. His major publications are on psychoanalytic technique, psychoanalytic gender theory, treatment of early trauma and dissociation, and fathering and masculinity, including his recent book (2007), My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives.
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