Having Difficult Conversations with Our Patients and Clients (Self-Study)

Self-Study

SELF-STUDY WEBINAR

2 CEU for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, and CASACs


Relationships can be challenging enough. What about when it is time to have those difficult conversations? What are some principles and steps we could follow? What is the framework we can make use of?

If you are interested in skills that will serve you in both your clinical and personal life, please join us to enhance your personal and professional life as you continue to elevate yourself and contribute to the world.

At the end of this webinar, you will have:

  1. Learned the framework of the Socratic Motivational Practice to engage in difficult conversations with our patients and clients, and help them manage difficult conversations in their personal and professional lives.
  2. Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice to engage in difficult conversations with our patients and clients, and help them manage difficult conversations in their personal and professional lives.
  3. Increased your tools to talking with patients and clients by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently, at the end of the webinar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
  4. Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  5. Received your certificate by email immediately after your post-test and evaluation are completed.


HERE'S WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR SWEET WEBINARS:

"The course is a new perspective on working with patients. Excellent."

- Rona, LCSW-R

"Detailed explanation of each technique was wonderful! I really liked that level of detail. The information was helpful and the tools made sense."

- Lakeasha, LICSW

"Quality of trainings and practical interventions. Learning style and content is always excellent. Very concrete action steps to use to integrate in treatment immediately."

- Grace, LCSW



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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89% of SWEET Webinar Attendees feel that the courses give them practical information they can use in their everyday life

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.


"I loved that the course was full of concrete information, time boundaries were kept, great attention to detail, and follow-up with everything referenced in course. I value instructor's commitment to clarity, understanding, and learning!"

Jennifer, LCSW

"Webinars often feel impersonal and passive; this one did not at all. An effective and memorable learning experience."

Janice, LMSW

"Love the presenters. I feel like we know and respect each other."

– Debra, LCSW

"Your seminars are very interesting and useful, not just for the CEU's, which in all honesty was what I started out as using SWEET for, but definitely came out with something more than expected! Thank you!"

Robert, LMSW

Frequently Asked Questions


I see you have a membership. What do I get with it?
A SWEET Membership entitles you to: Certification programs of 12-24 CEUs that are between $200-$300 for non-members: As a member you will pay $0. Full day webinars of 6 CEUs that are $150-$199 for non-members: As a member, you will pay $0. Unlimited access to our dynamic and SWEET Model-based webinars of 2 CEUs that are either $30 or $49 for non-members: As a member, you will pay $0. Our Self-Expression Series webinars that are $159 for non-members: As a member, you will pay $0. Our Guest Speaker webinars of 1-2 CEUs that are between $49-$99 for non-members: As a member, you will pay $0. Support with your career, professional, and personal development.
What is the SWEET Institute?
SWEET’s vision is to facilitate the empowerment of all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, and in turn, that of patients and clients they serve. Through empowerment, self-care will be promoted, burnout will be prevented, and excellent patient/client care will be upheld. At SWEET, we emphasize “the Why, the How, the What, and Then What," while using the Socratic and Desire Methods. SWEET’s mission is to facilitate empowerment through education, multimodal trainings, and a community established for all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, so we can all grow together.
How different are these webinars? Will I be able to interact with the Course Facilitator(s)?
Absolutely. One of the keystone paradigms of the SWEET Institute is the collective learning process. This is accomplished using the Socratic Method and is based on the most up-to-date adult learning theories. Integrating this process into our in-person seminars and live webinars creates a unique and dynamic learning experience for all of us. It is essential to us that a comfortable learning environment is created, so that anyone who attends our webinars or in-person seminars participate and are able to take risks and push themselves to gain deeper knowledge. In our webinars, this will be done through our chat feature. Also, both Mardoche and Karen are available for consultation and clarification following webinars and in-person seminars or by email at [email protected]
How will I get CEUs?
At the end of the webinar, you will be completing a post-webinar exam for online learning, and an evaluation of the course. Once the post-test is passed and the evaluation completed, your certificate will be emailed to you.
Are you available for in-person or online training for agencies, including those outside New York?
We are! We will first need to learn more about the specific needs of your agency/organization. This way we are able to customize our seminars/webinars to ensure that it is the best fit possible for the staff.
I’m an LMHC/LMSW/LCSW, do you provide CEU credits?
SWEET is currently approved to provide continuing education credits to clinicians in 47 states. We are approved by the New York State Department of Education to provide CEU credits to LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs. Our webinars are individually approved by NASW in 46 additional states. The only states we currently cannot provide CEU credits for social workers are Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia.

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