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This course is eligible for 6 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This course is eligible for 32 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


A Journey from Fear and Suffering to Empowerment and Assertiveness

An Evidence-Based Practice Mastered Through The SWEET Model

A 16-Week CBT Certificate Course on how to help your patients and clients better manage anxiety, loneliness, depression, and build a healthier self-image, self-esteem, and self-confidence

“One’s interpretation of a situation, rather than the situation itself, determines the feelings and behaviors that follow.” - The Fundamentals of CBT

* 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 Certificate Course, you will have learned:

  1. How to identify clients' automatic thoughts and evaluate them for cognitive errors (distortions).
  2. How to easily practice cognitive restructuring techniques to put an end to clients' unhelpful thoughts.
  3. How to work towards helping clients regulate their emotions by mastering the Thought-Feeling-Behavior Link.
  4. How to work towards helping clients shift their relationships, and adjust their behaviors, habits, and results.
  5. How to help clients move from a Suffering State of Awareness to an Empowering State of Awareness through a full understanding of the Belief-Result Pathway, Epigenetics, and the concept of Blueprint.

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.

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Join the SWEET Institute for a transformative and Experiential Learning Certificate Course that allows you to have the fundamentals of CBT to then help your patients and clients.

Here’s what attendees are saying about our SWEET CBT Certificate Course:

"Best webinars I have ever taken! Love this certification program! The entire process was wonderful. Loved this presentation. Very informative. Karen and Mardoche are terrific!" - Michelle LCSW-R

"What stood out was the support for working through resistance and defense. I loved the interactive and the repeating and the warmth. Love you guys. Clear presenting and very engaging! The CBT Certificate Training has completely changed the way I practice." - Lorie, LCSW-R

"This is a powerful 16-session course. Excellent presentations and staff." - Daniel, LMSW

"CBT and Therapy is an essential part of this CBT certification program at SWEET. The tools taught in this webinar are foundational to practicing CBT. I was able to take notes in an outline format that I can see myself using for years with clients with all varieties of complaints, diagnoses, and settings. I thoroughly enjoyed the role-playing in this webinar as it showed me a real example of working with a client on the techniques introduced. Karen's client seemed "real" to me, responding with defiant answers I would expect from someone who is resisting treatment.” - David, LISW

"I would recommend this webinar because it is extremely valuable for the clinician to know and understand cognitive distortions in order to help clients who present with distortions learn about them and understand how they affect their lives, relationships, thinking, feeling, behaviors, and outcomes in their lives. I am grateful that I attended this course today. Overall what works for me with SWEET Institute is the availability of webinars, the interaction, the great respect for the participants/students, the course material, and the generosity of spirit of Karen and Dr. Sidor, in addition to their expertise and knowledge." - Mary Grace, LCSW-R

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Session Topics:

Session 1: Introduction to CBT

Session 2: CBT and Its Different Components

Session 3: CBT and Cognition

Session 4: CBT and Behavior

Session 5: CBT and Therapy

Session 6: CBT and Beliefs

Session 7: CBT and Imagination

Session 8: CBT and Emotions

Session 9: CBT and Action

Session 10: CBT and Perception

Session 11: CBT and Cognitive Distortions

Session 12: CBT and Cognitive Restructuring

Session 13: CBT Live Application #1

Session 14: CBT Live Application #2

Session 15: CBT Live Application #3

Session 16: CBT Live Application #4

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 watch all 16 sessions in order to get my final certificate of completion for this CBT Certificate Course?
Yes. Otherwise, you risk accumulating gaps, which may, in turn, lead to an inability to use this model adequately to help your clients. You will therefore not be able to receive a certificate.
What are your reimbursement policies?
Anyone registered for this course through any of the 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 webinar attended by the date of wish to withdraw.
Is this whole Certificate Course at No additional cost for all SWEET Members?
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 required in the reimbursement process. If you are an active member who joined prior to 2021, and are having difficulties registering for free, please contact us.