CBT for Substance Use (Self-Study)



Join us for a hands-on experience on CBT for Substance Use. Come and help your patients finally get some tools that they can truly tailor to their unique situation. Come and get to the bottom of what makes substance use so challenging to manage and how to remove as many obstacles as possible that get in the way

Hosted by SWEET Institute

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be a powerful tool in substance use. It uses specialized cognitive restructuring techniques uniquely to substance use and the Beliefs translated to Thoughts Model. It uses a series of principles and strategies to help overcome interfering habits and thought patterns and that get in the way of the proper management of substance use. Whether you follow the abstinence model or the harm reduction model, this conference on CBT for Substance Use is just for you.

Join us now, and learn to fully apply the components of CBT to substance use disorder treatment; Master how to navigate through the barriers to eradicate addictive behaviors; and master all that individuals with substance use need to know to step out the revolving cycle of addition.

Help us help end suffering, increase life satisfaction and fulfillment in the world, by arming yourself with the tools it takes to facilitate this process for yourself and with your clients. Join us now!

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Master the cognitive processes associated with substance use and how to implement that in your practice
  2. Master the steps to Core Belief Modification, and how to use that to help your patients accordingly
  3. Master the process of CBT for Substance use, the overall treatment structure, and the 8 major components
  4. Master the 7 steps to session structure in CBT for Substance Use
  5. Learn about CBT for Substance use and Metacognition, how to use CBT to deal with triggers, with cravings, and how to manage relapse justification
  6. Master the nuts and bolts of Homework in CBT for Substance Use, master the technique of thought spotting, of 6-second prompt action, and of refocusing
  7. Learn how to use integrate the 12 Promises of AA and The 12 Steps with CBT for Substance Use

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Who is this for?

This course is for any clinician invested in learning new or honing existing skills to to support their supervisees to then best support their patients and clients and to end suffering.


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

This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

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"I would recommend this seminar because I think every therapists should know how to work with trauma and that we can use CBT with trauma depending upon the client and what kind of trauma."

- Phyllis, LMSW

"I love how organized and patient Dr. Sidor was in explaining the reasons why CBT works in depressed clients."

- Marsha, LMSW

"Excellent Facilitator. Karen Dubin implements the CBT Method to excellent clinical examples throughout the seminar while engaging the participants to actively participate."

-Cheryl, LCSW-R

"I love the active engagement between Lecturer and attendees which promotes interest, attention, and active learning that promotes learning, understanding, and retention."

-Jeffrey, MD

"I would recommend it because it is an excellent and important topic that was very well covered."

- Meghan, LMHC

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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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