Depression Skills Training: Full Day Workshop (Self-Study)



This course is being offered to all health professionals.

This course is eligible for 6 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 Workshop


Despite the rise in the number of interventions available, the rates of depression continue to increase. This means that our current interventions have only been able to provide temporary relief. Why is this? The short answer is: "We are unable to solve our problems with the same type of thinking that created them."

Come join us for the day. We will first look at the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for depression and use it to unpack the current beliefs about depression. We will then delve further into depression, how to understand it differently to then treat it, and not just treat it differently, but with optimal and lasting outcomes.

Let's master strategies to help our clients get to the root cause and beliefs about depression, so they can move from a suffering state to an empowering state of awareness. Let's support our clients to heal, recover, and live a life of joy and peace.

What you’ll learn

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

  • Learned what depression is from the Normal Blueprint and use the Belief-Result Pathway to best work with clients around their experience of depression.
  • Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice to engage clients in an exploration of depression and teach them methods to shift from feelings of depression to empowered states of being.
  • Learned about the CBT-Depression-Inside-Out Paradigm Link.
  • Learned how to best use techniques like cognitive restructuring to help our clients shift to the inside-out paradigm, and then choose new ways of being that increase their levels of awareness.
  • Received your certificates by email after your post-tests and evaluations are completed.

Course Modules that will be covered:

  1. Understanding the DSM-5 Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder
  2. CBT for Depression
  3. CBT and Cognitive Restructuring

Please note: This is a Full Day Online Workshop where all three modules will be presented.

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:

"Practical skills related to CBT rather than talking about CBT generally. Interactive format. Thank you!" - Elizabeth, LMSW

"Dr. Sidor is always affirming and clarifying in his use of our input. I am enormously grateful for the kind, compassionate, and professional way you present and discuss the people we are privileged to be working with. Thank you for creating this community." - Christine, LCSW-R

"How carefully Dr. Sidor repeated and clarified key steps in treating depression with CBT. Spoken lesson was reinforced with visual prompts that were numbered and often reiterated audibly and visually. I was never bored or distracted." - Susan, 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, 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.

SWEET Curriculum

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