Author(s): Michelle Stevens
A powerful memoir of a shocking and improbable journey from torture to recovery. Scared Selfless will do for Multiple Personality Disorder what An Unquiet Mind did for bipolar depression. In this harrowing yet unflinching reflection, Michelle, now a psychotherapist, sheds light on the threat of sexual abuse and the effects on its victims and methods for healing. Scared Selfless is an examination of the extraordinary-and inexplicable-feats of the mind in the face of horrifying trauma and the story of Michelle's courageous road to healing, recovery, and triumph.
Dr. Michelle Stevens, a psychologist, is the founder and director of Post-Traumatic Success, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring those affected by psychological trauma. She studied writing at New York University before earning her doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University, where her thesis was honored as the Dissertation of Distinction. Stevens has presented her research to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, where she also received an award for Outstanding Research. She works with survivors around the globe, encouraging them to heal, grow, and fight for better lives. From the Hardcover edition.