Sandra Walker, M.D., of Seattle, Wash., and Jeffrey Chambers, M.D., of Durham, N.C., are both studying to become psychoanalysts. They were among the 1,800 people who attended the December meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
That was the painful consensus of three psychoanalysts who spoke at the December meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association in New York City, either before or during a plenary address titled "The Good Fight—Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century." One of the analysts was Harvey Rich, M.D., of Washington, D.C., who is president of the American Psychoanalytic Foundation. The other two were Richard Fox, M.D., of Dana Point, Calif., president of the American Psychonalytic Association, and Robert Pyles, M.D., of Wellesley Hills, Mass., immediate past president of the American Psychoanalytic. Pyles is also a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School.