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Psychotherapist, author, and journalist Dr. Gary Greenberg is set to speak at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) on Apr. 7 at 5:30 p.m. SNHU’s own Psychology Student Asso­ciation (PSA) will be wel­coming Dr. Greenberg to give a Psych Talk on psy­chotherapy and the placebo effect at the Mara Audito­rium in Webster Hall.

Dr. Greenberg is the au­thor of four books and is a contributing writer and editor for “Mother Jones” and “Harper’s,” respective­ly. His writings circulate around mental illnesses, psychological theories, and his own theories based on societal views and treat­ments of mental illnesses. Dr. Greenberg’s most re­cent work is “The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Un­making of Psychiatry.”

His book “Manufactur­ing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Dis­ease” touches upon the top­ic of the placebo effect as a treatment for major depres­sion. This Psych Talk will delve further into theories about the placebo effect and the power of psycho­therapy to treat mental ill­nesses like depression.

PSA President and se­nior Elizabeth Worth said “PSA is thrilled to have Dr. Gary Greenberg come this year since he is very well-known in the field. We are holding a raffle of his signed books at the event and all of the proceeds will be going to Jayme’s Fund, a local nonprofit that we work very closely with. We hope to get many students involved since Dr. Green­berg has made so many great contributions to the field.”

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