Depression Training: Full Day Workshop (Self-Study)



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

This course is also 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.

You will receive three certificates each worth 2 CEUs by email after your post-tests are passed and your evaluations are completed.

Format: Self-Study Online Workshop


If we're unable to solve our problems with the same type of thinking that created them, we then ought to think about depression differently if we want different outcomes from how we currently manage it. For example:

  1. The Psychodynamic Theory of Depression: Mourning the loss of the loved object
  2. The Cognitive Theory of Depression: Negative thoughts about oneself, about the world, and about the future
  3. The Humanistic Theory of Depression: Blocks from striving to fulfill Maslow's 5th need of self-actualization

These are only the major well-accepted theories. We also have: learned helplessness, the evolutionary theory of depression, and the behavioral theories. Yet, depression is now the common cold in the field of mental health, as Martin Seligman pointed out. What is missing? What can we do? How can we make that difference? Come and find out, and arm yourself with the tools that will make the difference.

What you’ll learn

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

  1. Discovered what was missing in our current understanding and treatment of depression.
  2. Learned what depression is from the Normal Blueprint theory, and how to properly use it from the Natural Blueprint theory.
  3. Mastered the Belief-Identity Pathway to best work with clients around their experience of depression.
  4. 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.
  5. Learned about the Inside-Out Paradigm to help address depression.
  6. 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.

Course modules that will be covered:

  1. Mastering Depression
  2. Mastering the DSM of Major Depressive Disorder
  3. Essential CBT Skills for Depression

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:

"I enjoyed how the 3 topics built off each other and were available right after one another." - Claire, LMHC

"Their way of teaching that approaches things from the ground up - the Why through the How. It's very comprehensive and helps improve retention of information." - Angela, LMSW

"Great classes, always interesting and engaging. The classes always fly by!" - Jaime, LCSW

"Generally very supportive, helpful. The first CE provider I have come across meeting the educational needs of mental health professionals with purpose, and an incredible number of classes and times." - Marcy, LCSW

"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.

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