Understanding the DSM-5 Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder - 3rd Edition (Self-Study)



This course is 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

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Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder carry a stigma that makes it harder for them and their clinicians to really work together to make a difference in their condition. The reason for this has to do with how we understand our clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. But, more importantly, it has to do with how we understand what it means to be a human being. To help our clients end suffering, we are to know who our clients are, and starting with this challenging client population is one of the best ways for us to do just that.

Please join us to understand the DSM Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder and, more importantly, the individual who carries the diagnosis.

What you’ll learn

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

  • A deeper understanding of each DSM criterion of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • An understanding of the individual behind the diagnosis and appreciate what each criterion means accordingly.
  • Discovered why it has been so challenging to work with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and learn how to remove these barriers.
  • Increased your tools of talking with patients and clients, by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently at the end of the seminar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
  • Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  • Received your certificate by email after your post-test and evaluation are completed.

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:

“This was a terrific webinar that contained a great amount of information. I'm excited to begin using it in my work!" - Jessica, LCSW

“I enjoyed the presentation being interactive, full of questions to make us think. I found it practical and way beyond the slides with the terminology.” - Liset, LCSW

“I had the opportunity to learn new techniques and review what I have learned in the past. Thank you." - Leo, 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

  Understanding the DSM-5 Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder - 3rd Edition
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