Why SWEET Membership?

Once we feel more empowered, we will be able to help our patients and clients, our friends and colleagues, and our agencies, feel more empowered. And the system, therefore, will also be affected by the change.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited access to LIVE webinars (Up to 20 webinars per month-saving hundreds of dollars each month).
  • Unlimited access to Self-Study webinars (Up to 20 self-study webinars added each month)
  • 50% off SWEET Services including: in-person seminars, online group supervision, online group coaching, and the SWEET Annual Congress
  • A community of like-minded individuals to connect to and feel supported by.

    Less than a night out at the movies ($30 a month)


BECOME A MEMBER


89% of SWEET Webinar Attendees feel that the courses give them practical information they can use in their everyday life

The Why of SWEET Membership

As a member, you will continue to empower yourself, your patients and clients, and enjoy access to the following: (1) a community of like-minded individuals, (2) a premier education-beyond-school, (3) a safe place to reflect on the work you do, and (4) support, mentorship and coaching for your career advancement.

For those of you who have attended our SWEET in-person seminars, you have told us that they are inspiring, different, fulfilling, and they drive you to action. You have also found them empowering. In fact, 84% of you said that you felt more empowered after attending a SWEET seminar!

You have also identified a few barriers to attendance: (1) time needed for travel to our seminars and back; (2) the use of your personal or vacation time in order to attend; (3) lengthy time waiting for reimbursement; as well as (4) the challenge of limited financial resources.

We’ve also heard from others who live in other states, (1) asking for guidance on a clinical case; (2) expressing the passions they need help focusing on; (3) feeling the effects of work burnout as well as isolation and; (4) reaching out for additional support.

We have been listening, and we endeavor to do what it takes to meet your needs and continue to fulfill our vision and mission. Now it is your turn, the next step is yours to become a member and be empowered.


SWEET Video: Let's Be Empowered.

Why SWEET Membership?

Once we feel more empowered, we will be able to help our patients and clients, our friends and colleagues, and our agencies, feel more empowered. And the system, therefore, will also be affected by the change.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited access to LIVE webinars (Up to 20 webinars per month-saving hundreds of dollars each month).
  • Unlimited access to Self-Study webinars (Up to 20 self-study webinars added each month)
  • 50% off SWEET Services including: in-person seminars, online group supervision, online group coaching, and the SWEET Annual Congress
  • A community of like-minded individuals to connect to and feel supported by.

    Less than a night out at the movies ($30 a month)


BECOME A MEMBER


The How of SWEET Membership: How we seek to reach our vision through SWEET Membership

We all strive to make a difference in the lives of our patients and clients. We stand for social justice causes and seek to make a difference in the world. But our efforts are often in vain and get squashed by the status quo, and the system has been unfortunately designed to fail the people we most care about.

Yet, there is another way. When we gather in a community of like-minded people, who are unafraid to challenge the status quo and support a movement where all clinicians, advocates, and health professionals have access to the resources they need, we are better positioned to provide excellent care to our patients and clients, avoid burnout, and promote self-care, and achieve greater levels of gratification in our work.

The SWEET Institute is reaching this vision through education-beyond-school, clinical supervision and case consultation, mentorship and coaching, and by providing each clinician, advocate, and health professional with the community we all very much need.

SWEET also believes that empowerment is key to achieving our vision. All services are provided with this emphasis in mind, making use of the latest adult learning theories, in combination with our SWEET Formula, which includes the Socratic Method, the Desire Method, Collective Learning, and critical thinking in clinical care.

SWEET Video: Case Formulation


How is SWEET Membership different from other membership programs?

We teach and supervise clinicians like you. We consult on challenging and difficult cases, and we take care of patients and clients and work with clinicians and staff at all levels, in a variety of settings. Given what all of you have been confirming each day, we can conclude the following:

  1. Clinicians, advocates, health professionals, and agencies have been increasingly asked to do more with less
  2. Despite our best efforts, we are left feeling drained, ungratified, compromised in our self-care, and our experience with burnout seems to be the norm; and our patients and clients receive less than the quality care we wish for them
  3. We are left alone, wondering at times whether this is all there is, questioning if anything else can be done; and we wonder whether we were even made for this type of work.

SWEET was created in response to this and much more, and we strive to help you find the answer through empowerment. Once we feel more empowered, we will be able to help our patients and clients, our friends and colleagues, and our agencies, in turn, feel more empowered. And the system, therefore, will have no choice but to change.


How are SWEET Membership services different from other services?

Since the answers lie in being empowered, all our services are intended to do just that. Whether it is education-beyond-school, individual or group supervision or consultation, individual or group mentorship or coaching, or SWEET gathering events, empowerment is the intended outcome. This places our services in a unique position, as you are unique and deserve unique tools, to provide excellent care, and achieve success in the causes we all stand for, while promoting self-care, burnout prevention, and career advancement.


What does SWEET Membership entitle me to?

Being empowered and helping to empower others will require the right tools that can be readily implemented. We need principles for practice, specific tailored techniques, and an understanding of the “Do’s and Don’ts,” to know the exceptions to the general framework. We also need to master critical thinking in clinical care so that we can apply it in our lives and for the rest of our career.

Why SWEET Membership?

Once we feel more empowered, we will be able to help our patients and clients, our friends and colleagues, and our agencies, feel more empowered. And the system, therefore, will also be affected by the change.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited access to LIVE webinars (Up to 20 webinars per month-saving hundreds of dollars each month).
  • Unlimited access to Self-Study webinars (Up to 20 self-study webinars added each month)
  • 50% off SWEET Services including: in-person seminars, online group supervision, online group coaching, and the SWEET Annual Congress
  • A community of like-minded individuals to connect to and feel supported by.

    Less than a night out at the movies ($30 a month)


BECOME A MEMBER



Our "WHY SWEET" Video


What you can I do right now? – A Call to Action!

Things do not need to stay the same. You do not need to continue along the path of burnout, sacrificing your own self-care, watching your patients and clients suffer and receive substandard care, repeatedly victimized by a system designed to fail them in the first place. You do not have to continue giving up on the causes you really believe in by accepting the status quo, or settling for less. You also no longer have to choose between the gym or supervision, a vacation or a coaching session, or dinner with friends at the expense of a workshop!

Right now, you can become a SWEET Member and change your career! For only $9 per month, you can progress towards being empowered, empowering those around you, successfully standing for the causes you believe in, and continuing to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Register here today to become a SWEET Member. Share opportunities for membership with your colleagues and other advocates, who share our vision, your vision, and want to continue to fight for justice for vulnerable populations and the rest of the world.

Why SWEET Membership?

Once we feel more empowered, we will be able to help our patients and clients, our friends and colleagues, and our agencies, feel more empowered. And the system, therefore, will also be affected by the change.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited access to LIVE webinars (Up to 20 webinars per month-saving hundreds of dollars each month).
  • Unlimited access to Self-Study webinars (Up to 20 self-study webinars added each month)
  • 50% off SWEET Services including: in-person seminars, online group supervision, online group coaching, and the SWEET Annual Congress
  • A community of like-minded individuals to connect to and feel supported by.

    Less than a night out at the movies ($30 a month)


BECOME A MEMBER

Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator


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

Mardoche Sidor, MD is a quadruple board certified psychiatrist, with board certifications in Psychiatry and Neurology (General Adult Psychiatry), Child and Adolescent, Addiction, and Forensic, Psychiatry. He has training in public and community psychiatry, psychopharmacology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also has training in Motivational Interviewing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, and family and couples therapy. He has clinical, teaching, and supervision experience; he has mentorship, coaching, and management, skills; and he has experience as a primary care physician, in public speaking and writing. Dr. Sidor also has skills in leadership, research, program development and project management. His overall goal is to help all health professionals, throughout the United States and globally, access the tools they need to feel empowered to provide excellent patient care while also promoting their own self-care and burnout prevention. He is the main facilitator for the SWEET Institute, and he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University.Dr. Sidor was recently the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for CASES (Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services) where he continues to provide psychiatric care. He speaks and writes fluently in four (4) languages—French, English, Spanish, and Creole, with intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and Italian.

Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW, has wide clinical, teaching, supervision and mentorship experience that spans 18 years. She also has a vast experience working in the criminal justice system, in community mental health, in teaching, and in management. Her added passion is in education, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that social workers and other non-medical practitioners feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the co-facilitator for the SWEET Institute. She was most recently the Court Operations Director at CASES. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She is also a trainer at the CUCS Academy, and Howie T. Harp. She has a private practice for people impacted by loss and trauma and also provides clinical supervision.


While we ask for a year commitment, given the generous benefits that come with the SWEET membership, you should feel free to cancel your membership at any time. We trust you will make SWEET your home for the rest of your career. Our goal is to make empowering tools available to all clinicians at the best value for the lowest cost possible. And we thank you for joining us.


What is the cancellation policy for your memberships?

Monthly Memberships: We trust that you will receive as much value as possible, and we are adding more value each day. You can cancel at any time and not have to pay the recurring monthly membership, should you choose to cancel.

Annual Memberships: You are getting a 2 month discount because of your Annual Membership commitment. Furthermore, we trust that you will receive as much value as possible, and we are adding more value each day. You can cancel your Annual Membership within 30 days, and receive a full refund minus one month worth of membership. After 30 days, you will have experienced SWEET enough to determine that it is indeed the right fit for you, and any cancellation after that will ensure that your Annual Membership does not renew at the expiration date. You will be able to continue to access all SWEET services during the remainder of your membership year.