CBT CERTIFICATE COURSE - 3rd Edition (Self-Study)


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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 24 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


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.

6 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

“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:

  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.

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:

"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

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Session Topics:

Session 1: Introduction to CBT

Session 2: CBT and Its Different Components

Session 3: CBT and Cognitions

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

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 12 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 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.