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DCPA Book Club

Hosted by Karen Shanor, Ph.D.

Somerset House, Building #2, 

5610 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 

2017 will be a vibrant and fascinating year for DCPA’s Book Club! You do not have to have read the book of the month to be a part of the discussion.  And bring friends!

        When: We meet every month on the 4th Thursday from 7 – 8:30 pm.

       Where: Somerset House Bldg.#2, 5610 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815  

                    (near Friendship Hts. Metro)

**Reserve parking and notify Dr. Mallory Starr of plans to attend.   mstarr703@comcast.net**

January 26  --- Dr. Emily Lichvar’s pick as the best of 2016:  A MIND OF YOUR OWN : The Truth about Depression (And How We Should be Treating It) by Kelly Brogan, M.D.         

Dr. Brogan discusses the harm that is being done in our treatment of depression and the latest research on the effectiveness and side effects of medications.


February 23-- IDIOT BRAIN: What Your Head is Really Up To by Neuroscientist Dean Burnett In an engaging and often humorous fashion, Dean Burnett discusses: blind spots, blackouts, insomnia,

why we may remember faces, but not names, miss things sitting right in front of us, refuse to change our minds about that in which we have an emotional investment, and lie awake at night while our brains replay our greatest fears on an endless loop.

Link to book on Amazon.com


March 23-- NEW LEADERS by Michael Maccoby, Ph.D.

Internationally renowned psychologist, author and consultant to businesses worldwide, Dr. Maccoby will again visit our Book Club in person to discuss his latest publication on the psychology of our new leaders.


April 27- THE CYBER EFFECT:  A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains how Human Behavior Changes Online by Mary Aiken, Ph.D.

Link to book on Amazon.com


May 25-- THE MAKING OF HOME by Judith Flanders

This New York Times bestselling author discusses what makes a house a "home" throughout history and around the world.  Important reading to understand our personal expectations and psychology surrounding the concept of "home". 

Link to book on Amazon.com

Contact Mallory Starr, Ph.D. to RSVP and for questions pertaining to the event at


When driving to Somerset House complex go to the Gate House and tell security that you are there to see Mallory Starr in the lobby of Building 2 and they will direct you. There is parking for up to 8 cars and usually on street parking outside Somerset House grounds. Should you drive in -- at the Somerset House Gate House the security person will tell you where to park.

The Friendship Heights Red line Metro stop is about two blocks from Somerset House. It is an easy walk. If you have any problems, please call Mallory Starr’s cell phone at 240-381-8559.

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