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The Resource Scared selfless : my journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving, Michelle Stevens, PhD

Scared selfless : my journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving, Michelle Stevens, PhD

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Scared selfless : my journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving
Title
Scared selfless
Title remainder
my journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Stevens, PhD
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her- She's only eight years old, posing for her mother's boyfriend, Gary Lundquist -- an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims. Little does she know that this will become her new reality for the next six years. Michelle can also pinpoint the moment she reconstituted the splintered pieces of her life: She's in cap and gown, receiving her PhD in psychology -- and the university's award for best dissertation. The distance between these two points is the improbable journey from torture, loss, and mental illness to healing, recovery, and triumph that is Michelle's powerful memoir, Scared Selfless. Michelle suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, and made multiple suicide attempts. She also developed multiple personalities. In this harrowing tale, Michelle, who was inspired to help others heal by becoming a psychotherapist, sheds light on the all-too-real threat of child sexual abuse, its subsequent psychological effects, and the best methods for victims to overcome their ordeals and, ultimately, thrive. Scared Selfless is both an examination of the extraordinary feats of the mind that are possible in the face of horrific trauma as well as Michelle's courageous testament to their power
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevens, Michelle
Dewey number
362.76
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stevens, Michelle
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Women psychotherapists
  • Child sexual abuse
Target audience
adult
Label
Scared selfless : my journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving, Michelle Stevens, PhD
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First G.P. Putnam's Sons hardcover edition published 2017
  • Includes discussion guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I Abuse -- Stalin's Chicken -- The Pied Piper -- Story of M -- Tricks Are for Kids -- pt. II Consequences -- Scared Selfless -- Tommy, Can You Hear Me? -- Rebel Without a Core -- The Village Idiot -- pt. III Healing -- Daze of My Life -- Searching for Judd Hirsch -- All You Need Is Love -- The Many Faces of Me
Control code
000062118873
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780735215351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Scared selfless : my journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving, Michelle Stevens, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First G.P. Putnam's Sons hardcover edition published 2017
  • Includes discussion guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I Abuse -- Stalin's Chicken -- The Pied Piper -- Story of M -- Tricks Are for Kids -- pt. II Consequences -- Scared Selfless -- Tommy, Can You Hear Me? -- Rebel Without a Core -- The Village Idiot -- pt. III Healing -- Daze of My Life -- Searching for Judd Hirsch -- All You Need Is Love -- The Many Faces of Me
Control code
000062118873
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780735215351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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