Jacqueline Novak + Douglas Mennin
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Stand-up comedian Jacqueline Novak celebrates her new book How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings from One Depressive to Another talking about depression with Dr. Douglas Mennin, an expert in the field of mental health.
A book signing of Jacqueline Novak’s new book will follow the program.
About the Speakers Jacqueline Novak is a stand-up comic and the author of How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression From One Who Knows, which will be published by Three Rivers Press on March 1. A graduate of Georgetown University, Novak has been featured at comedy festivals across the country and was named one of Comedy Central’s 2015 Comics to Watch as well as a New Wave Woman by Pandora. She co-hosts a weekly comedy show at the Cake Shop, which the Village Voice calls “achingly hip,” and counts Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, and Mike Birbiglia among her fans.
Douglas Mennin is a professor and co-director of the health psychology and clinical science PhD training program at CUNY Hunter College. Mennin has focused his research program on understanding and treating chronic and recurring worry, stress, and depression utilizing a biobehavioral perspective. Mennin has been an active contributor to the mental health field, including serving on the boards of APA Division 12 and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He is also the Vice Chair of the Scientific Council of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and is currently serving on the editorial boards of eight major journals, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Brain and Behavior, and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Brainwave is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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