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Diana Diamond

Professor

School/Division

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Department

Psychology

Office

NAC 8/106

p: 212-650-5662

e: dianadiam@aol.com

  • Education

    Degree/Date: Ph.D. 1985
    Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Specialization: Clinical Psychology; Minor: Developmental Pediatrics

    Degree/Date: M.S. 1983
    Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Specialization: Clinical Psychology

    Degree/Date: M.A. 1974
    Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Specialization: English

  • Research Interests

    Study of change in developmental quality of object relations and working models of attachment in psychodynamic psychotherapy; investigation of transgenerational patterns of attachment and their relationship to affective style and expressed emotion in parent-child and husband-wife transactions; the development of psychodynamic manualized treatment for patients with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders; psychoanalytic investigation of film.
  • Publications

    Diamond, D., Blatt, S., and Lichtenberg, J. (Eds.) (2007). Attachment and Sexuality. New York: Analytic Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

    Diamond, D., Wrye, H. & Sabbadini, A. (Eds) (2007) Psychoanalytic Visions of Cinema/Cinematic Vision of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. 27:4. Philadelphia, PA.: Routledge Press.

    Diamond, D. (in press). Women, Gender, and Psychoanalysis: The Four Waves of Feminism: Gender and Sexuality.

    Diamond D & Yeomans F.E. (in press). The patient-therapist relationship: Implications of attachment theory, reflective functioning and research. Santé Mentale au Québec.

     Diamond D & Yeomans F.E. (in press). Narcissism, its disorders and the role of transference-focused psychotherapy. Santé Mentale au Québec.

    Kernberg, O.F., Diamond, D., Yeomans, F., Clarkin, J. & Levy, K. (in press). Mentalization and Attachment in Borderline Patients in Transference Focused Psychotherapy. In E. Jurist, A. Slade, and S. Bergner (Eds). Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis. (pp. 167-198). New York: Other Press.

    Diamond, D. & Kernberg, O. Discussion. (2008). In F. Busch (Ed). Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications. (pp. 233-257). New York and London: Analytic Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

    Diamond, D., Yeomans, F., Clarkin, J., and Levy, K. (2008). The Reciprocal Impact of Attachment and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy with Borderline Patients. In H. Steele and M. Steele (Eds.), Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview. (pp. 339-385). New York: Guilford Press.

    Yeomans, F., Clarkin, J., Diamond, D. & Levy, K.N. (2008). An Object Relations Treatment of Borderline Patients with Reflective Functioning as the Mechanism of Change. In F. Busch (Ed). Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications. (pp. 235-231) New York and London: Analytic Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

    Levy K.N., Yeomans F.E., & Diamond D. (2007). Psychodynamic treatments of self-injury, 63, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1105-1120.

     Diamond, D. and Yeomans, F. (2007). Oedipal Love and Conflict in the Transference/Countertransference Matrix: Its Impact on Attachment Security and Mentalization. In D. Diamond, J. Lichtenberg, and S. Blatt (Eds). Attachment and Sexuality. (pp. 201-255). New Jersey: Analytic Press.

     Diamond, D. and Blatt, S.J. (2007). Introduction. In D. Diamond, J. Lichtenberg, and S. Blatt (Eds). Attachment and Sexuality. (pp. 1-26). New Jersey: Analytic Press.

    Diamond, D. (2007). Passion for Survival in Polanski’s The Pianist. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 27:4, 425-439. Diamond, D. (2007). Attachment Disorganization and Creativity in Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 27:4, 474-486.

    Diamond, D. (2007). Loss, Mourning and Desire in Midlife: Francois Ozon’s Under the Sand and Swimming Pool. In A. Sabbadini, (Ed.). Projected Shadows: Further Psychoanalytic Reflections on European Cinema. (pp. 145-159). Hove and New York: Brunner-Routledge

  • Additional Information

    Professional Activities: Senior Fellow, Institute for Personality Disorders, Weill Cornell Medical College

    Current Projects: Use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and the Object Representation Inventory (ORI) as measures of change in psychodynamic therapy; the adaptation of the AAI to assess attachment states of mind in the patient-therapist relationship; the relationship between working models of early attachment relationships and adult sexual and romantic relationships in normal and clinical groups, the implications of attachment research for a revision of psychoanalytic theory and practice.

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