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Building a Life Worth LivingMarsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world renowned developer of the life saving behavioral therapy DBT using her own struggle to develop life skills for others“This book is a victory on both sides of the page” Gloria Steinem“Are you one of us” a patient once asked Marsha Linehan the world renowned psychologist who developed dialectical behavior therapy “Because if you were it would give all of us so much hope”  Over the years DBT had saved the lives of countless people fighting depression and suicidal thoughts but Linehan had never revealed that her pioneering work was inspired by her own desperate struggles as a young woman Only when she. It’s a fine autobiography of and by Marsha Linehan one of my personal heroes in the field of psychologypsychotherapy I’m a psychologist who once worked with patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and I grew up with a mother with BPD so I have much experience with the suffering that these individuals live with and often inflict on others Marsha survived the kind of descent into hell that is characteristic of these patients butand she found her way out and vowed to use her life to help bring others out of that same hell And she fulfilled her vow with the development of the first truly effective therapeutic method for these patients The components of the interventions she uses are designed to allow the patients to build for themselves with the help of a well trained therapist a life worth living Research clearly indicates that her method works The only “downer” in this story is something Marsha did not directly address which is the fact that traditional PhD and MD training is not adeuate to produce psychotherapists who are competent to use this type of therapy the same is true for master’s level therapists There is a HUGE disconnect in our nation between the enormous need for competent psychotherapists and the institutions that actually provide the training and do the licensing The truth is that most psychotherapists of all disciplines graduate and get licensed without ever having received the kind of training and supervision that is reuired to produce a competent therapist And few people talk about it; personally I did my best to address this while I was teaching at a small university with a master’s degree program in counseling; my efforts were not welcomed with open arms The prevailing view in those institutions is that the old form of training was good enough

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REVIEW ß Building a Life Worth Living ✓ Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world renowned developer of the life saving behavioral therapy DBT using her own struggle to develop life skills for others“This book is a victory on both sides of the page”—Gloria Steinem“Are you one of us” a patient oncKthrough when she developed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy a therapeutic approach that combines acceptance of the self and ways to change Linehan included mindfulness as a key component in therapy treatment along with original and specific life skill techniues She says You can't think yourself into new ways of acting; you can only act yourself into new ways of thinkingThroughout her extraordinary scientific career Marsha Linehan remained a woman of deep spirituality Her powerful and moving story is one of faith and perseverance Linehan shows in Building a Life Worth Living how the principles of DBT really work and how using her life skills and techniues people can build lives worth livi. This memoir shows the beauty and power of the wounded healer Not only did she use her pain to singlehandedly advance mental health treatment but she bravely risked all of that to inspire others through this same story I was especially moved by the parts about her spiritual path The uote “I eventually learned that when it comes to spirituality the you actively want it the less likely it is to happen You have to throw yourself into your life as it is and be open to whatever might be” or said another way in the book “You can’t think yourself into new ways of acting; you can only act yourself into new ways of thinking” Great Book

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Received this uestion did she finally decide to tell her storyIn this remarkable and inspiring memoir Linehan describes how when she was eighteen years old she began an abrupt downward spiral from popular teenager to suicidal young woman After several miserable years in a psychiatric institute Linehan made a vow that if she could get out of emotional hell she would try to find a way to help others get out of hell too and to build a life worth living  She went on to put herself through night school and college living at the YWCA and often scraping together spare change to buy food She went on to get her PhD in psychology specializing in behavior therapy In the 1980s she achieved a brea. As a teen Marsha Linehan experienced suicidal ideation and was sent to an institution for the mentally unwell Toward the end of her time there she made a vow to God that once she got herself out of hell she would do everything she could to get others out too DBT dialectical behavior therapy is what Marsha created as her best effort to keep her vow and help patients with suicidal behavior She is so intelligent and dedicated to helping others I thought this book has such a powerful viewpoint It was very interesting to read of a therapist who has suffered from the same challenges that her patients are experiencing This book is great for fans of psychology or memoirThank you to Random House and NetGalley for gifting me this book in exchange for my honest review