First Leo Rangell Essay Contest: Why Does Psychoanalysis Still Matter?


On May 20, 2015, Peter Whybrow, Executive Chair of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles, recognized the winners of the 2015 Leo Rangell Essay Contest at an on-campus workshop.  Award winners Kelley O’Donnell, a 2015 graduate of UCLA's MD/PhD program, and Richard Tuch, MD, current Dean of Training at The New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, presented their work and engaged the audience in a discussion of their essays.  O'Donnell posed the provocative question, "What is the Matter with Psychoanalysis?" and Tuch offered "An Updated Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Doctor-Patient Relationship."