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Author Linehan, Marsha, author.

Title Building a life worth living : a memoir / Marsha M. Linehan.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2020]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 LINEHAN    DUE 06-03-22
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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials  92 BIOGRAPHY LINEHAN    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO LINEHAN    Recently Returned
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY LINEHAN    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY LINEHAN, MARSHA    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B LINEHAN M.    Check Shelf
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 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  616.8914 LINEHAN    DUE 05-27-22

Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary “'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 received this question did she finally decide to tell her story. In 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 breakthrough 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 techniques. She says, "You can't think yourself into new ways of acting; you can only act yourself into new ways of thinking." Throughout 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 techniques, people can build lives worth living."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Linehan, Marsha -- Mental health.
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior -- United States -- Biography.
Psychotherapists -- United States -- Biography.
Suicidal behavior -- Treatment.
Dialectical behavior therapy.
PHILOSOPHY / Methodology.
Linehan, Marsha. (OCoLC)fst01462103
Dialectical behavior therapy. (OCoLC)fst01736896
Mental health. (OCoLC)fst01016339
Psychotherapists. (OCoLC)fst01081730
Suicidal behavior -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst01137577
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior. (OCoLC)fst01145656
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780812994612 (hardcover)
0812994612 (hardcover)
9780812994629 (ebook)
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