Clinical Skills to Help with Pain and Loss (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.

You will receive your certificate by email after your post-test is passed and your evaluation is completed.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


When our clients experience pain, loss, and grief, we may not always know the “right” things to do or say. However, these are the times when our clients may need us the most. Therefore, having the skills to work with our clients through their pain and loss is crucial for us as clinicians.

Come away from this seminar with your toolbox full of ways to demonstrate support for our patients and clients in a way that really makes a difference for them, and ultimately work with them towards peace and empowerment.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this online seminar, you will have:

  • Learned the common trajectories of mourning and how they may show up in our patients and clients.
  • Gained new and innovative techniques through the use of verbal language, body language, and eye contact to support patients and clients experiencing pain and loss.
  • Mastered how to empathize, validate, and reframe when helping patients and clients move through their experiences of pain and loss in ways not done before.

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:

"Understanding that 'grief is a feeling and we are the process' really stood out for me." - Mimose, LCSW-R

"I continue to learn new ways of helping my clients end their suffering and move to a place of peace and happiness." - Vilma, LCSW-R

"Grieving is a state of suffering, which is a victim state and clinician should help empower client and help them resolve grief by assuming a new role. I will use these skills and interventions with my patients who are suffering because they lost a family member from COVID-19." - Anna, LCSW-R

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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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