Who this Course Is For
I'm so glad you're here, and I'm excited for all that you can learn from this course.
With all things related to health, I have to include some disclaimers.
The information in this course can benefit most people, however, in some situations like emotional abuse, physical abuse, or when interacting with people with severe, persistent mental illness, or personality disorders, you may need skills that are specifically tailored to your situation. This course should not be considered a substitute for individual or couples counseling. And if you are in an abusive relationship or dangerous environment, then I strongly advise working to create physical and emotional safety first, before working through the skills in this course.
I am including links in this section to websites where you can identify signs of abuse, and reach out for help. I have attached an example of The Power and Control Wheel from the National Domestic Violence Hotline website. *Although this Power & Control Wheel uses she/her pronouns for the victim and assumes a male perpetrator, abuse can happen to people of any gender in any type of relationship. If you are in an abusive situation, please reach out to your local resources to get the support you need to take the action that is best for you.
Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC and the information provided by Emma McAdam, is solely intended for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.
The information in this course is taught by a professional licensed therapist but is not therapy. The information in this course is for education and is not meant to replace actual therapy or instructions given by a personal therapist.
This course is intended to provide mental health education, to help users learn essential mental health skills and improve their lives. This course is best when it is used as a supplement to therapy.
It's an additional tool to use for those supporting others with mental illness and a supplement to those supporting friends and loved ones currently under the care of a local professional therapist.
This course is not medical advice. Please consult your primary care physician, therapist or other mental health professional for individualized medical advice. Enrolling in this course does not constitute a therapeutic relationship.
I am not your therapist unless we have engaged in a formal therapeutic relationship (for that to happen you would have had to sign about 4 forms, and I am not currently accepting new clients). Any answers to questions- whether through email, questions to comments or otherwise should not be considered therapeutic advice, but rather an educational guide as to where you can access other resources to help you on your journey.
Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying the exercises in this course. While they are generally safe and helpful, all change comes with some risk. These exercises are intended to improve your emotional skill set, but they may cause discomfort, or for some people, emotional distress, dissociation, or bring back painful memories. This is more likely if you have a history of trauma. Work with your personal providers to learn what is best for you.
This course is intended for adults 18 years and up. If you do not understand or agree with these terms please ask for a full refund within 30 days by emailing me at [email protected]
If you decide to continue with the course, you demonstrate that you accept these terms and agree that you will consult your individual health providers for individualized advice.
The National Domestic Abuse Hotline: a resource for identifying abuse, learning about what you can do about it, and accessing local resources, plus a free confidential chat.