Understanding the DSM-5 Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder - 2nd 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


Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. So much is known about it. There have been many scientific advances around it. Yet, suffering from it continues to increase. Part of the reason for this is the failure to fully understand what it is. And, a deeper appreciation of the DSM criteria can be a bridge for us to get a fuller understanding of Major Depressive Disorder.

Please join us and get the tools to make a major difference in the lives of your patients, clients, and loved ones.

What you’ll learn

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

  • A deeper understanding of each of the DSM criterion for Major Depressive Disorder.
  • Discovered the missing link and what it takes to truly help someone with depression.
  • Mastered tools and be ready to implement them right away to make a difference for our patients and clients.
  • 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:

“Instructors are very engaging, and topics are very relevant to the work that I do." - Diana, LMSW

"This class was practical, and I know I will be able to apply the concepts." - Yamina, LCSW

“Wide range of topics, user-friendly process, responsiveness of SWEET, ability to obtain required live CEU's online." - Kathleen, LMSW

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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 Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder - 2nd Edition
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