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Practical Psychotherapy Skills-Learn How to Help Loved Ones

Counseling Loved ones with Depression, Anxiety, or Other Mental Illness, an Alternative to CBT
Instructor:
Emma McAdam
246 students enrolled
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Learn how to support your loved one with mental illness in a positive and helpful way
Parenting skills for a Child with Mental Illness
Create a Healthy Relationship where you can influence them positively
Become a great listener so they'll open up to you
Know what to do if your loved one won't talk, won't get help, or is suicidal
Learn alternatives to traditional treatment so that they have multiple "tools" to help your loved one
Better understand relationship dynamics so you can improve your role in the system.
Boundaries
Self-Care
How to help them access resources
Advanced topics like suicide prevention, recognizing dysfunctional roles, managing attention seeking behaviors and self harm, and so much more

Someone you care about struggles with depression, anxiety or other mental illness and you want to know how to help.

Mental Illness is common, at least 35% of people experience mental illness during their lifetime, and some estimate that as many as 55% of people have a bout with it once during their lives. That means that as long as you know at least 3 people, odds are good that you know someone with a mental illness.

This course is packed with information for family and friends of someone with depression, anxiety, or other mental illness. It’s got 5 hours of education in 55 short videos so you can know what to do to help them.

You’re taking this course because someone in your family or one of your close friends is experiencing depression, anxiety or another mental illness. They need help, and you want to know how to be helpful to them. You’re taking this course because you care about them.

Because you worry about them. Perhaps you’re afraid for their safety or their success.

You’re taking this course, because you-like your friend with a mental illness- don’t know what to do next to help.

In this course I’m going to teach you how to become an influential and positive source of support for your loved one.  I’m going to teach you the changes you can make to be a more effective helper.

  • How to build a Relationship of influence

  • Boundaries

  • Self-care

  • How to listen so they’ll open up to you, (Empathic and Reflective Listening Skills)

  • 32 Ways to help even if they don’t want to talk

  • Stuff to say and Stuff not to Say

  • How to help them access resources

  • How to ask good questions

  • What to do if they won’t get help

  • Explore relationship dynamics that my be impeding the healing process

  • And 15 videos dealing with advanced topics like suicide prevention, recognizing dysfunctional roles, managing attention seeking behaviors and self harm, and so much more. 

Your relationship with the person you care about is the most influential factor for change that exists. You have the ability to make a big difference in the lives of others, So Let’s get started learning how to help.

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Introduction

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Introduction
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Mental Illness is Common and Treatable
3
A Systemic Approach to Treating Mental Illness
4
How Mental Illness Affects Relationships
5
How Relationships Affect Mental Illness
6
What Causes Mental Illness?
7
Understanding their Disorder
8
Understanding Mental Illness

This is a video from my "Change your Brain" Course on Udemy, it describes the difference between mental health diagnoses and most physical diagnoses.

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Taking Care of Yourself

Your Foundation: Your Way of Being and Relationship

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Unconditional Positive Regard
2
The Paradox of Making them Feel Better
3
Creating Emotional Safety

If we want help others, we have to be an emotionally safe place for them. I made this video for my YouTube Channel (Therapy in a Nutshell) on Emotional Safety, and I’m going to share it here-so click on the next video to learn about how to be an emotionally safe person.

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Empathic Listening-An Introduction
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Empathic Listening: If I could only teach one skill...it would be this one

Another video from my YouTube Channel (Therapy in a Nutshell) on the skill of Listening Empathically.

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Why you're trying to help...is it helpful?
7
Loving Boundaries
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Boundaries Part 1
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Boundaries 2 Part 1
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Boundaries part 2.2
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Acting on your Values, not their Outcomes
12
Enmeshment vs. Detachment: A Better Way
13
Being Right vs. Being Helpful
14
Have you tried this? The Problem with Advice
15
A Strengths Based Approach
16
The Function of Emotions and Behaviors
17
The Function of Depression
18
Patience

Essential Skills

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Introduction to the Skills Section of this Course
2
Helping them Access Resources
3
Inviting them to Be Active
4
Helping them Laugh
5
Stages of Change:Tailoring your approach to what they're ready for
6
Asking Good Questions
7
Extending a Helping Hand
8
Helpful Things to Say
9
How to Choose a Therapist
10
What to do if they won't get help
11
Getting Individualized Help-You Probably didn't Think of This

Advanced Interventions

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Get off the Teeter-Totter: Homeostasis and Polarization
2
How to talk about Suicidal Thoughts
3
Medication
4
Switch Addictions
5
Looking Beneath Behaviors
6
Reflective Listening
7
Your Role as a Parent
8
Your Role as a Spouse
9
Getting into the Growth Zone
10
Intimacy Issues
11
Attention Seeking Behaviors
12
Teaming up with them against the Illness
13
Helping them see more clearly
14
Intensive Treatment Options- Hospitalization and and More
15
What if they won't talk?
16
Advocating in an Effective Way
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Conclusion

Specific Skills for Specific Disorders (This section is a work in Progress)

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How to Help a Grieving Friend
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