David Diamond

David Diamond | Associate Professor

  • California School of Professional Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • San Diego Campus

Research Interests

Psychoanalytic approaches to the understanding of human development, personality, psychopathology, and clinical work (including modern psychoanalytic approaches such as self-psychology and intersubjectivity, the function and use of dreams, and the treatment of personality disorders); reproductive traumas (infertility, perinatal loss, disorders of pregnancy and postpartum, adoption, surrogacy, etc.); other topics related to the reproductive process (including, for example, the development of parental identity, decisions about childbearing, and parenting issues for gay and lesbian couples)

Biography

David Diamond received his B.A. from Yale University in 1975, M.A. (1980) and Ph.D. (1983) from the University of Michigan. He practiced in Ann Arbor, Michigan and directed a counseling service at the University of Michigan Medical School until moving to San Diego in 1989. He has obtained licensure as a psychologist in Michigan, Ohio, and California. In his practice, he focuses on psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and has a sub-specialty in Reproductive Traumas and related issues. He treats children, adolescents, and adults.

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan

Courses

  • PSY 7501: Individual Psychotherapy (Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic)
  • Treatment of Personality Disorders and Severe Psychopathology
  • PsyD Dissertation Group
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • PSY 8531: Reproductive Traumas and the Psychology of the Reproductive Process (Advanced Clinical Seminar)
  • PSY 8510 Supervision Seminar Lab
  • PSY 8551: Clinical Consultation Group

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