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Lectures and Consulting

Dr. Michael J. Diamond is available for lecturing and consulting on fathering, father-son and father-daughter relations, male development, trauma and dissociation, large group processes, and psychoanalytic technique and theory. He is also available for and experienced in corporate and family business consulting. If interested, please contact Dr. Michael Diamond.

Talks, Lectures and Workshops

If interested, see the CV for an extensive list of all presentations.



  • Masculinity and its Discontents: A Clinical Perspective on the Male Psyche and Manhood's Inherent Tensions. Invited Workshop, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Orange County, CA, January 2023.

  • Masculinity and its Discontents: A Clinical Perspective on the Male Psyche and Manhood’s Inherent Tensions.  Invited Workshop, Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS), Zoom May 2022 (with M. Sanders).

  • Masculinities – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A Commentary on Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog. Invited Presentation for the Film and Mind Series, New Center for Psychoanalysis, (via Zoom), March 2022.

  • Psychoanalytic Musings on Trumpism, Delusions, and Malignant Populism. Invited Workshop, Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS), Zoom, March 2021 (with P. Dirham).

  • It Can Happen Here—and Did: Psychoanalytic Musings on Large-Group Regression, Populist Madness, Cultism, and American Authoritarianism. Invited Workshop, Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS), Zoom, Fall 2020 (with P. Dirham).

  • The Elusiveness of the ‘Feminine’ in the Male Analyst. Presentation on Panel entitled, “The Male Analyst as the Feminine Object” for the 51st Congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association, London, UK, July 2019.

  • The Missing Father in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique.  Invited Presentation for the Annual Congress of the German Association for Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Depth Psychology [Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Psychoanalyse, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Tiefenpsychologie (DGPT)], Lindau, Germany, September 2018.

  • Dreamers, Schemers, Moonbeamers, and Redeemers: Psychoanalytic Musings on the Benevolent Allure and Therapeutic Action in Hypnotically Augmented Psychotherapy. Invited Plenary Address for the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Orlando, Florida, March 2018.

  • The Missing Father in Psychoanalytic Technique: An Obstacle to Maturing Intimacy. Presentation for the 50th Congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2017.

  • Recovering the ‘Missing’ Father in Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique: A Road to Maturing Intimacy. Invited Paper Presentation, Conference on Masculinity, Sexuality and Aggression, Obergurgl, Austria.  Sponsored by the “Working Party ´Psychoanalysis of boys and men´ of the German Psychoanalytic Association and the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists for Children and Adolescents” in cooperation with Innsbruck University (2017Arbeitskreis ´Psychoanalyse des Jungen und des Mannes´ der Deutschen Psychoanalytischen Vereinigung und der Vereinigung analytischer Kinder- und Jugendlichen Psychotherapeuten“ in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Innsbruck), March 2017.

  • The Vibrant Challenges of Clinically Effective Psychoanalytic Mindedness. Invited Presentation for the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin, Germany, March 2017.

  • Invited Discussant for Alesandra Lemma's IPA Plenary Address entitled "Psychoanalysis in Times of Technoculture: Some Reflections on the Fate of the Body in Virtual Space." Presentation for the 49th Congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association, Boston, MA, July, 2015. 

  • Fatherhood: What's Dad Got to Do With It? Real Father, Symbolic Father, and Becoming A Father." Invited Workshop, The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis," May 2015, Long Island, New York.

  • The Primordial Vulnerability of Boys: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective. Paper Invited Paper Presentation for Panel on “Infant Boy Vulnerabilities and Adolescent and Adult Susceptibilities” – Attachment and Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Zero to Three’s National Training Institute Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, December 2014.

  • The return of the ‘repressed’ – Dissociation and the psychoanalysis of the traumatized mind. Paper Presented for CIPS/NAPsaC Clinical Conference on “Trauma, Destruction and Transformative Potential,” New York City, NY May 2014.

  • Oedipus, Achilles, and Masculinity: Primordial Vulnerability, Lack, and the Challenges of Masculine Progression. Invited Presentation for the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin, Germany, 2013.

  • Rivalry, neglect and desire: A psychoanalytic perspective on fathering throughout life. Invited Presentation, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Costa Mesa, CA, September, 2011.

  • Rivalry, neglect and desire: A psychoanalytic perspective on fathering sons and daughters throughout life. Invited Presentation, Frankfurt Psychoanalytic Institute and German Psychoanalytic Association, Frankfurt, Germany, March, 2011.

  • Evolving Perspectives on Masculinity and Its Discontents: Reworking the Internal Phallic and Genital. Invited Plenary Address, 50th Anniversary Spanish Psychoanalytic Association and International Psychoanalytical Association Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis (COWAP), Barcelona, Spain, March, 2011.

  • Fathering Sons: A Life Cycle Developmental Perspective. Invited Presentation To Fatherhood Discussion Group, Annual Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY, 2008.  

  • Boys To Men: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective on Masculinity Through The Life Cycle. Invited Distinguished Clinician Scientific Presentation, Institute For Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), New York, NY, 2005.

  • Men, masculinity and fathering across the life cycle: A contemporary psychoanalytic perspective. Invited Workshop, Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society, Knoxville, TN, 2003.

  • Abraham, Isaac, and The Need For The Father’s Recognition Of His Children. Invited Keynote Address, Jewish Family Services Conference-Men’s Forum 2000, Omaha, NB, 2000.

  • Trauma, dissociation, and the tormenting transference-countertransference matrix in treating adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Paper presented at Annual Spring Meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39), Santa Monica, CA, 1995.

  • The agonizing terror of being: A psychoanalytic case presentation of a woman traumatized by childhood sexual abuse. Invited Workshop, Weekend Retreat of the Southern California Chapter of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), Lake Arrowhead, CA, 1994.

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