- Professor Emerita, Psychology
- Manualized Treatment of Severe Personality Disorders (Borderline and Narcissistic Disorder); Attachment and Sexuality.
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
- Postdoctoral Clinical and Research Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine.
Diana Diamond is Professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York, Adjunct Clinical Professor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical Center of Cornell University, where she is also a senior fellow in the Personality Disorders Institute. Her research interests include the theory and treatment of personality disorders, the relevance of attachment theory and research to psychoanalysis, the application of concepts of attachment theory to investigating therapeutic process and outcome with patients with personality disorders, and assessing mental representations and how they change over the course of therapy, and she has published extensively in all of these areas. In addition, she has written extensively on the application of psychoanalytic theory to the understanding of narrative and symbolism in cinema, and is currently co-editing a book entitled Cinematic Reflections on the Legacy of the Holocaust: Psychoanalytic Perspectives.
She has co-authored and edited several other books, most recently, Attachment and Sexuality (with Sidney Blatt and Joe Lichtenberg). Her current research involves investigating the impact of narcissistic disorders on the treatment process and outcome in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is currently working on a clinical guide to treatment of narcissistic disorders (with Frank Yeomans, Barry Stern and Otto Kernberg, Guilford Press). She is the recipient of several awards including most recently the research award for Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the inaugural International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP) Research Award for the paper, Attachment and mentalization in female patients with co-morbid narcissistic and borderline personality disorder (Diamond, D., Levy, K.N., Clarkin, J., Fisher-Kern, M., Cain, N., Doering, S., Hörz, & Buchheim, A. (2014). Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment), the award for the best paper of the year from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association for the co-authored paper (“The Interpretive Process in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Borderline Personality Pathology.” Caligor, E., Diamond, D., Yeomans, F. & Kernberg, O.F. (2009). JAPA, 57, 271-301). She is on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Psychological Issues, the Journal of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She is a graduate of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and has a certificate in organizational consultation from the Socio-analytic Training Program in Organizational Consultation at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). She is also a member at large of the board of directors of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, and is on the Board of Directors of the Margaret Mahler Foundation.