24 CEUs for Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors

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A Journey from Fear and Suffering to Empowerment, Confidence, and Assertiveness

An Evidence-Based Practice Mastered Through The SWEET Model

A 12-Week Course

24 CEU Credits for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and CASACs licensed in New York State.

16 CEU Credits for Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors licensed outside of New York State.*

A 12-Week CBT Certificate Course on how to help your patients and clients better manage mental chatter, cognitive errors, anxiety, loneliness, and depression, in addition to how to build a healthier self-image, self-esteem, and self-confidence

An Evidence-Based Practice to help your patients and clients finally take charge of their emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and finally cease their cycle of suffering

Starts Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7pm (EST) Continues on Wednesdays for 12 Weeks

“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 #1-4 are approved for CEUs for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and CASACs in New York State only. Sessions #5-12 are approved for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and CASACs in New York State, and also approved by the NASW in 46 other states.

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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.

At the end of this Certificate Course, you will have:

  1. Learned and mastered the less common skills that make the biggest difference in CBT.
  2. Identified how to help the 1/3 of your patients and clients for whom the basic CBT skills alone have not been effective, thus far.
  3. Mastered Cognitive Restructuring, its 4 steps, and learned how to best tailor them to your unique style and to your patients and clients.
  4. Mastered the framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to increase the effectiveness of your work in helping patients and clients.
  5. Learned the principles, techniques, and steps of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  6. Increased your tools to helping patients and clients through the skillful implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  7. Mastered the integration of the Science of the Natural Blueprint in your practice of CBT.


"CBT has become a strong foundation for my other strategic practices. Thank you! This is an important topic to integrate into my personal life!"

- Makayla, LSW

"I wish that I could have joined live, but the practice of applying CBT with role playing is a great way to see the foundations in action. The practice gave a regular flow to CBT instead of the steps on paper."

- Jill, LMSW

"Excellent current subject matter relevant to help my clients."

- Charles, LCSW

"Able to ask questions and responses from instructor and fellow colleagues. Great topic; allows you to evaluate your thoughts and retrain your brain."

- Kenny, LCSW

"Ways to think about using CBT differently. I love the style of the SWEET trainings. Role plays are really helpful to bring everything together."

- Sara, LMHC

There are a handful of states that the NASW does not cover because those states want to maintain their independent authority to approve, or not, providers and courses. In New York State, the Office of Professions controls the approval process. We are an approved provider by the NY State Office of Professions. In other words:

  • In the State of New York, SWEET Institute is approved by the Office of Professions under Dr. Sidor Psychiatric Services as a CEU provider for social workers (#SW-0471) and mental health counselors (#MHC-0127).
  • Our live and self-study webinars are individually approved by the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 additional states. SWEET courses are NOT approved by the NASW National CE Approval Program in: Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia.

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Session Dates and Topics:

Week 1: Introduction to CBT - January 13, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 2: CBT and Its Different Components - January 20, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 3: CBT and Cognitions - January 27, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 4: CBT and Behavior - February 3, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 5: CBT and Therapy - February 10, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 6: CBT and Beliefs - February 17, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 7: CBT and Imagination - February 24, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 8: CBT and Emotions - March 3, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 9: CBT and Action - March 10, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EST)

Week 10: CBT and Perception - March 17, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EDT)

Week 11: CBT and Cognitive Distortions - March 24, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EDT)

Week 12: CBT and Cognitive Restructuring - March 31, 2021 (Wednesday - 7-9pm EDT)

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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.

97% of our course attendees reported that they now have new skills to use in their everyday work

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend all 12 weeks in order to get my certificate?
Yes. If you missed a week, you must do the self-study (recorded) class prior to attending the subsequent week. 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.
Can I enroll in this Course even after it has already started?
Yes. If you register after this Course has already started, you must agree to watch all the self-study (recorded) classes and do all the lessons before you attend your first live class. Otherwise, you will likely be holding your colleagues back by asking to repeat concepts that have already been mastered.
Does this Course offer CEUs?
CEUs are offered through this Course for all social workers throughout the United States, except the following three states: Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia. This Course also offers CEUs for all social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and CASACs in the state of New York.
What are your reimbursement policies?
Anyone who 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?
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.