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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 Received This Question 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 S, 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

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Building a Life Worth Living
  • Marsha M. Linehan
  • 10 April 2018
  • 9780812994612

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  1. says:

    It s a fine autobiography of and by Marsha Linehan, one of my personal heroes in the field of psychology psychotherapy 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, but and 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 adequate 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 required 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.

  2. says:

    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 memoir.Thank you to Random House and NetGalley for gifting me this book in exchange for my honest review.

  3. says:

    A goodreads giveaway win that I was actually looking forward to reading The book is an interesting one detailing the development of DBT thereapy for suicidal people who have borderline personality disorder I enjoyed reading about the development of the most effective treatment for these conditions especially since it is the true life story of someone who actually struggled with the disorder that developed the protocol Her writing is a bit scattered but the description of the process was fascinating I especially liked the fact that there were some helpful guides in the back of the book Worth reading I would have given it 4 stars but the writing style was not comfortable for me to read.

  4. says:

    This was a good memoir about Marsha and how she created DBT therapy It helped me learn about DBT overall as well as how the author used her own experiences to create it and help a lot of people I would reccomend this book to anyone who is considering DBT therapy or just beginning it I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy free of charge This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it.

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    I have been a DBT therapist for about 15 years One of my former coworkers was sent this book by the publisher to read and review I sent the publisher an email and asked for a copy as well, citing trainings I had done as a participant and facilitator, reviews of books pertaining to DBT which I had read, and even included a photo of me with Marsha from a training in Seattle The book came yesterday, I read it in one sitting and immediately purchased a copy through so I could loan it out.I tried not to do my normal reading thing make notes in pencil, annotate specific quotes in a small notebook, and make a list of other books to read but resorted to this by page 75 I also was making apple butter with pecans so had wonderful aromas in the kitchen as well as a pot of strong coffee Then, to make the mood absolutely perfect had my Alexa speaker play Adele I think Marsha would have enjoyed that.I have been fortunate to participate in trainings with Marsha and to have staffed clients with her She used to have students from her intensive trainings over for dinner at her house It was absolutely wonderful to walk around arm in arm with her and have her tell me kind thoughts and wish me well with my clients That was really one of my life s highlights.Around 2012 I was doing a DBT group with adolescent girls One 12 year old asked if possibly Marsha was one of us I asked her what she meant by that, why did she think so And the child said it was because she seemed to know exactly what we had been through I nodded and told them about the NY Times article and brought it in the following week When I had met Marsha her arms still bore severe scarring.On page 176 Marsha talks about using occasional strategic helplessness which had me laughing out loud When my oldest daughter was 18, the car made a funny noise and we pulled off road She asked how we would get some help I knew this kid was going to be moving out and on her own and I suggested she pop the hood and look forlornly at the engine said some man would be by in about 5 minutes to help us out Yes I did that even after having come up in the 70 s and having been told no most of my life I have used occasional strategic helplessness to my advantage On page 272 there is a remarkable awareness of the misery shared by many borderline clients which Marsha identifies as being homesick How poignant What an apt description.There is a brilliant quote by Rainer Maria Rilke that should be on the wall of all DBT therapists, at least 4 other books I want to look up Much of the information on skills and research was familiar to me It was fun to go to the ISITDBT conference and see many of the DBT rock stars Many DBT therapists are gifted trainers and have helped thousands of people over the course of their work Marsha is a solid human being who has made the most of what was given to and made available to her She is a remarkable human being She loves her clients and her work If the level of DBT experience and capability was identified by the seat number you were given at the world s largest stadium I would probably be at home watching the event on TV Still, Marsha makes everyone feel they have a seat at the head table.One last thing I grew up in Connecticut and our mother was at the Institute of Living on several occasions also in the 1960s into the early 1970s While it was a renowned hospital, it was unpleasant Shock treatments and cold packs were often the norm and no one spoke of mental illness Marsha s development of biosocial theory and her path to wellness are earned This book would be validating to persons with borderline personality disorder, their family members, therapists who provide DBT services, and especially those who may work with persons with borderline personality disorder who do not share the love of those suffering Thank you, Marsha We love you.

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    This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read I wish I could give it an extra star The reader goes on a journey, a very reflective, honest and educational journey I loved the sharing of imperfections, disappointments and rejections in addition to the expected and unexpected successes It is not a regular journey It is a very unique journey that combines scientific and spiritual observations, a discussion of what makes a difference and the things that can and cannot be measured Some of the outcomes that could eventually be measured were only possible after the author herself became immersed in very key and essential experiences The author beautifully and intelligently brought science and spirituality together in a context that was unlike anything I have ever read I m truly in awe of the way she told her personal component of the story without it overshadowing everything else The journey is factual, non fiction of course but not a straight path from A to B In other words not boring Instead, we are privileged to hear the thoughts and concerns in her head as she purposefully makes a path that others can follow out of their own hell Although it is done with purpose it is not without challenges but she forges through many different habitats and terrains to find what does and does not work She then presents a path that she did not just develop or put together but that she lived I appreciated the way she introduced the significant people of her life into the book and how she smoothly embedded the depth of her gratitude into the telling of the story Dialectical behavior therapy could really be called a guide to living The wisdom is applicable to absolutely everyone and my description doesn t even come close to conveying the beauty of this book Addendum I think as a physician and a Buddhist I could really appreciate how she integrated science and spirituality.

  7. says:

    This book was not an enjoyable read I m baffled by all the 4 and 5 star reviews of this book Labeling this book as a memoir is very misleading I don t feel like I know that much about Marsha Linehan than before I started reading the book It started off interesting with Marsha talking a bit about her family of origin dynamics and her time at the Institute of Living, however, there was very little depth and substance to her writing after that The writing is very disjointed throughout I m not sure if it s due to her mentioning that she doesn t really have memories of certain times in her life possibly due to memory loss, a sad side effect of ECT or if she was purposely holding back on revealing a vulnerable authentic self She revealed insecurities for sure, but it really fell flat for me I was also annoyed with the way chapters were written Very short chapters that looked like journal entries or short articles that didn t flow well She also had various quotes from people in her personal and professional life that had glowing reviews of her Then the book morphs into what at least one other reviewer has observed an infomercial of sorts to promote DBT She also goes off on tangents about her religious convictions and people in her life that didn t have much to do with the overall content of the book, maybe because there wasn t much of a life storyonly anecdotes.What I wanted from this book was an intriguing story of Who is Marsha Linehan and instead all I got was who everyone else perceives Marsha Linehan to be Disappointing.

  8. says:

    Marsha Linehan single handedly changed how psychotherapy approached people with traits known as borderline, a group of people considered not likely to benefit from therapy In the 1990s brought in an approach that combined cognitive behavioral therapy, feminism, and mindfulness practice I got trained in this approach and loved it I loved how usable the skills were, how it broke down the separation between us and them as many of us therapists began integrating these skills into our lives as well , and I loved how many clients were benefitting So of course I wanted to love Linehan s memoir, in which she was to talk about her own experience with emotional hell, institutionalization, and therapies that did not work Unfortunately, the book does not deliver I abandoned the book fifty pages in, because already by then, it was repetitive, poorly written, not at all engaging nor gripping, and or less an infomercial for Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, the quite wonderful therapy she created Leave the book but learn about the therapy that s my takeaway.

  9. says:

    A perfect book to be published in January I remember the first time I heard Borderline Personality Disorder was from the movie, Girl Interrupted and I thought to myself that sounds like me And I think when that book and movie came out I was still in high school Well last year I heard the phrase again when a psychiatrist diagnosed me with Borderline Personality Disorder on top of my depression and anxiety I was fortunate enough to attend a program that used Marsha s development of DBT therapy and I have continued using the same therapy today.I thought her memoir was touching and she gave a clear concrete examples of how her suffering and thinking led her to help others and create DBT I think at times she lost me when she switched from her narrative to explaining DBT and this crossed between memoir and self help Very inspiring and I highly recommend.

  10. says:

    Incredible memoir I can t imagine the courage and vulnerability it must have taken her to write this book I picked it up because my own therapist mentioned Dialectical Behavior Therapy to me and when I looked it up, the whole thing spoke to me Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others Mindfulness and spirituality wrapped up in Cognitive Behavior Therapy Makes so much sense Her book speaks of her faith steadfast ever changing and an incredibly important part of her journey to developing DBT and to her own happiness.I ll be reading memoirs of spiritual journeys if they re all as captivating and informative as Marsha s.

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