Authentic Freedom (Self-Study)



This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This course is also eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

You will receive your certificate by email after your post-test is passed and your evaluation is completed.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


Are individuals really as free as they may be claiming to be? What does freedom really mean? How do our patients and clients know how they truly are? According to Karen Horney, “Growth means the free and healthy development in accordance with the potentials of one’s inherent and individual nature.” We then can say that authentic freedom is present for our clients and patients when healthy development is in accordance with the potentials of one’s inherent and individual nature. Would you like to help your clients learn to achieve authentic freedom? If so, then please join us and leave with the following objectives having been met:

What you’ll learn

At the end of this online seminar, you will have:

  • Mastered the level of awareness of Neutrality, and learned how to help our patients and clients best implement it towards the achievement of their authentic freedom.
  • Learned how to help our patients and clients appreciate the paradoxical effect of blaming, and how to see another way.
  • Mastered how to help our patients and clients understand the Inside-Out Paradigm, and how to use it for their freedom, joy, and happiness.

Who is this for?

This course is for any clinician invested in learning new or honing existing skills to be able to use in dynamic ways to support their patients and clients and to end suffering.

Here's what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:

"What stood out was how completely Authentic Freedom is identified with Reality and Reality-Based Thinking. The level of trust and openness of the class members, as well as Dr. Sidor's skill in demonstrating a particular concept through dialogue, was a wonderful learning experience." - Anne-Elizabeth, LCSW-R

"I'm always struck by the insight I gain from the other members of the group. Tonight was amazing." - Cassandra, LMSW

"How our work is always in progress, the importance of noticing, shifting, and doing it with intent and consistency." - Guillermina, LCSW

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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator

Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW

Mardoche Sidor, MD, is a Harvard-trained Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons, trained in and taught all major psychotherapeutic modalities, including and not limited to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 11 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, The Power of Faith. and, The Art of Living. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical Director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute. His 11th book, entitled, NLP for Clinicians is now available to the public.

Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans more than 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive level positions, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, provides supervision, and clinical and management training. She is also a personal and executive-level coach. She is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

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