By Spencer Northey | September 15, 2020
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Bigger Performaed by Beyonce, Shatta Wale, and Major Lazer (written by Beyonce, Richard Lawson, Derek Dixie, Stacy Barthe, Akil King, RAYE) If you feel insignificant, you better think again Better wake up because you’re part of something way bigger You’re part of something way bigger Not just a speck in the universe Not just some…

Palm Springs

By Elisabeth LaMotte | August 4, 2020
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With schools across the country and throughout the DMV announcing that they will remain virtual for several more months, life in quarantine is affirmed as our new normal. When DC and the surrounding area shut down in March, it was hard to imagine that in July we would be bracing for distance learning and stay…

Just Mercy

By Elisabeth LaMotte | July 6, 2020
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In 1987, Walter “Johnny D” McMillan was arrested in Alabama for a murder he did not commit. He was at a fish fry for several hours during the time of the murder, and several witnesses vouched for this alibi at the time of the initial investigation. Nevertheless, McMillan wound up on death row, slated for…

Crip Camp – A Disability Revolution

By Elisabeth LaMotte | June 17, 2020
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Check out Elisabeth’s review of Crip Camp in The New Social Worker. As we contemplate the revolutionary power of protest, this film is as relevant as it is powerful.


By Elisabeth LaMotte | May 30, 2020
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Ten weeks into quarantine, I am thinking a lot about the process of change. How will we get through the quarantine? What will life look like on the other side? Will I ever shake a colleague’s hand or hug a friend? I watch films for brief diversion and notice that scenes in restaurants, at parties…


By Elisabeth LaMotte | May 5, 2020
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Since the stay at home orders began, many of my friends and therapy clients are expressing frustration because they notice difficulty reading literature. Their frustration is fueled by the irony that the quarantine is – in theory — the perfect time to catch up on a pile of bedside books. Unfortunately, concentration is wandering easily…

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Resources, Holding Hands

We suggest resources so that the therapy is happening not just in our office, but outside of the office, in your lives. To this end, we suggest books, films, web sites and articles that are tailored to the needs and interests of each client. Many clients identify with characters in books and films, and describe how their awareness of these resources helps them realize that they are not alone and their problems and are solvable.

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