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This Certificate Course is eligible for a total of 24 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), and Psychologists in New York State

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Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


Time to change your habits and start living in your power!

Here is a series of evidence-based practices mastered through the latest in neuroscience.

A 12-Session Behavior Modification Certificate Course

On how to help yourself, your patients, and your clients, change behaviors, habits, and hence identity; discover what's been stopping them; say goodbye to procrastination, and say hello to getting more things done faster, better, and while enjoying more of life.

Some of the outcomes will then include: improved health, improved relationships, improved finances, a more productive career, less burnout, and more work-life harmony.

“Human Behaviour is Incredibly Pliable, Plastic.”

- Philip Zimbardo (The Stanford Prison Experiment)

At the end of this Certificate Course, you will be able to help your patients and clients:

  1. Understand the three main ways of modifying a behavior, why their own methods have been failing, and what will truly make a difference for them.
  2. Identify their main barriers, transform them into assets, and make their assets work even better for them.
  3. Identify the fastest and easiest ways to make changes in their behaviors, emotions, thoughts, and belief systems.
  4. Shift their relationships, adjust their habits and results, and reshape their identity.
  5. Move from a Suffering State of Awareness to an Empowering State of Awareness.

View Below for the Full Curriculum

Join the SWEET Institute for a Transformative and Experiential Learning Certificate Course that allows you to master the fundamentals, methodologies, and techniques of behavior modification so you help your patients and clients.


"Practical and useful information that I can immediately apply to my practice. Enjoyed the training via Zoom. Very well done! Thank you!" - Roxanna, LCSW

"Concrete steps to begin changing behavior, i.e. identify the effects of the behavior to one's life. The inclusion of Biology and Psychology as techniques to manage behavior. The Law of Little Things to help a client break down goals and be encouraged in her accomplishment." - Sharon, LSCSW

"The 3, 6, and 10 second, 2 minute, and overnight rules. I intend to use them all!" - Amy, LMSW

"Great energy from presenters, quick efficient delivery, many solid tangible takeaways." - Deena, LCSW

"The video was quite helpful in understanding what works and what does not work in helping ourselves and our clients to replace unhelpful habits with helpful ones." - Vilma, LCSW-R

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Session Topics:

Session 1: Behavioral Modification: Behavioral Plans that Work

Session 2: How to Make Unhelpful Habits Impossible

Session 3: More Results with Less Effort in Behavioral Change

Session 4: Rules to Go By in Behavioral Modification

Session 5: Beliefs and Pitfalls to Avoid

Session 6: The How's of the Do's and Don'ts

Session 7: Practical Steps in Behavioral Modification

Session 8: The Secrets of Behavioral Changes

Session 9: Strength Awareness, Behaviors, and Habits

Session 10: Purpose, Behaviors, and Habits

Session 11: The 8 Sublevels of Awareness and Habits

Session 12: Success Habits through 5 Levels of Awareness

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend all the sessions in order to get a SWEET Institute final certificate of completion?
Yes, otherwise you risk accumulating gaps, which may, in turn, lead to an inability to use the model adequately to help those who come to you.
What are your reimbursement policies?
Anyone registered for this Course through any of the three payment plans, and who wishes to withdraw, for whatever reason, is entitled to a reimbursement, with no questions asked other than for improvement purposes. The reimbursement will be minus the price of each single class attended by the date of wish to withdraw.
Is this whole Certificate Course at No additional cost for all SWEET Members?
Yes, the SWEET Institute pledges to make all courses available for free to all members who have continued to maintain their membership prior to 2021. We ask these members to please not pay for the Course to avoid the use of resources. If you are a member and are having difficulties to register for free, please contact us and do NOT proceed by paying for the Course.
How is this Course different from the other Certificate Courses?
Knowledge is not power - only knowledge that is properly implemented is power. In our CBT Certificate Course, we learn and master a series of crucial concepts, a number of CBT techniques and exercises, the process of substitution and its implementation, and the applied process of integration. In the Psychotherapy Certificate Course, we learn and master the full process of integration through exploration. And in our NLP Certificate Course, we learn and master a series of techniques, methodologies, and principles responsible for what makes anyone the best in what they do, and how to replicate that for ourselves, our loved ones, and our patients and clients. However, all of this will require a process; part of this process will entail some form of behavioral modification and unless we can help our patients and clients implement the art and science of behavioral modification, the implementation of what is available from those other Certificate Courses will be very challenging. This Certificate Course is conceived in this regard. It is also conceived in the spirit of providing all clinicians with concrete tools to help their patients and clients while going over the other Certificate Courses. This Certificate Course is a great accompaniment to all our other Certificate Courses, as well as a stand-alone certificate program.
Are there any other requirements to getting a SWEET Institute final certificate besides completing each and every one of the classes?
Yes. (1) After each of the classes, you must receive a certificate for each individual class. (2) At the end of the Certificate Course, email us at [email protected] to request your SWEET Institute final certificate of completion, and we will verify if you received all certificates for the classes. Once we have verified this, we will send you the final certificate of completion. There is no exception to these requirements. No one will be able to receive a final certificate of completion for this Certificate Course without having met the above requirements.