CBT and Cognitive Distortions (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.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? How do we understand the most common cognitive distortions and use that in the work we do with our patients and clients? Come join us and continue to build the foundation to a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to not just know the How of using it, but also the Why.

Please join us, arm yourself with tools, enhance your practice, and the lives of your patients, clients, and their families.

Completion of the 16-session Self-Study Foundational CBT Certificate Program will provide you with a SWEET CBT Certificate. Please see below for all the eligible courses in this certificate program.

While you can attend this session, and any of the individual 16 sessions in this 16-week CBT Certificate Program, please note that attendance to all the sessions is required if you are seeking a final certificate in CBT.

You are, however, entitled to 2 CEUs for this session or any other stand-alone sessions that you may choose to attend.

* Please note: Sessions 1-5, 7-10, and 13-16 are only approved for CEUs for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, CASACs, and Psychologists in New York State. Sessions 6, 11, and 12 are approved for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, CASACs, and Psychologists in New York State, and also approved by the NASW in 46 other states.

What you'll learn

At the end of this seminar, you will have:

  1. Learned the framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to increase the effectiveness of your work in helping patients and clients.
  2. Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in providing effective treatment to patients and clients.
  3. Increased your tools to helping our patients and clients, by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently at the end of the seminar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
  4. Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  5. Received your certificate by email after your post-test and evaluation are completed.

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:

"I learned a lot, including this synthesizing or conceptualizing what I knew, but haven't used yet with clients." - Adele, LCSW

"Presenter was very engaging and positive! Overall very positive experience." - Laurel, LMSW

"It is accessible, easy to sign up, covers a wide variety of topics, and gives very practical techniques to use with clients." - Elizabeth, 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 and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons. He has 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 6 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, and The Power of Faith, and 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.

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.

SWEET Curriculum

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