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Mastering the DSM Certificate Program

13 Self-Study Webinar Package

According to Western Litigation, the most common reason for litigation is improper treatment, 90% of which is due to misdiagnosis. If nothing is done differently, it will only be a matter of time before the worst case scenarios hit us, and at the detriment of our career and that of our patients and clients.

But it does not need to be that way. The SWEET Certificate Program on Mastering the DSM is geared to provide you with the tools you need to not only fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM, but also properly and objectively use the DSM5 criteria for the most common conditions that you are likely to encounter in your practice.

Enhance lives, enhance your career, and diminish liability risk, while earning your CEUs, and receiving a special certificate of Mastery of the DSM, all at the same time.


Included in this certificate program are:

  1. Understanding the DSM
  2. Understanding the Major Changes in the DSM
  3. Understanding the DSM-5 Diagnosis for Major Depressive Disorder
  4. Understanding the DSM 5 Criteria for Bipolar Disorder
  5. Understanding the DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria for GAD
  6. Understanding the DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria for OCD
  7. Understanding the DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD
  8. Understanding the DSM-5 Criteria for ADHD
  9. Understanding the DSM-5 Criteria for Schizophrenia
  10. Understanding the DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria for Schizoaffective Disorder
  11. Understanding the DSM-5 Diagnosis for Antisocial Personality Disorder
  12. Understanding the DSM 5 Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder
  13. Understanding the DSM-5 Criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

We are excited for you for choosing to take this specialized course package. You are about to boost your career, and all we can say is thank you and congratulations!
Karen and Mardoche


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. New York is one of these states. BUT: In New York State, the Office of Professions controls the approval process instead of the NASW. 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 felt that the course they attended gave them practical information they could 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 quadruple board certified psychiatrist, with board certifications in Psychiatry and Neurology (General Adult Psychiatry), Child and Adolescent, Addiction, and Forensic, Psychiatry. He has training in public and community psychiatry, psychopharmacology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also has training in Motivational Interviewing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, and family and couples therapy. He has clinical, teaching, and supervision experience; he has mentorship, coaching, and management, skills; and he has experience as a primary care physician, in public speaking and writing. Dr. Sidor also has skills in leadership, research, program development and project management. His overall goal is to help all health professionals, throughout the United States and globally, access the tools they need to feel empowered to provide excellent patient care while also promoting their own self-care and burnout prevention. He is the main facilitator for the SWEET Institute, and he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University.Dr. Sidor was recently the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for CASES (Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services) where he continues to provide psychiatric care. He speaks and writes fluently in four (4) languages—French, English, Spanish, and Creole, with intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and Italian.

Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW, has wide clinical, teaching, supervision and mentorship experience that spans 18 years. She also has a vast experience working in the criminal justice system, in community mental health, in teaching, and in management. Her added passion is in education, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that social workers and other non-medical practitioners feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the co-facilitator for the SWEET Institute. She was most recently the Court Operations Director at CASES. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She is also a trainer at the CUCS Academy, and Howie T. Harp. She has a private practice for people impacted by loss and trauma and also provides clinical supervision.


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

-Janice, LMSW

"This webinar broke down a very difficult topic"

-Ellen, LCSW

"Instructors were friendly, acknowledged all participants, answered all questions, spread proportionate time on the various concepts."

-Vito, LMSW


"I really liked the manner and clarity of how the facilitators presented the material. Also, the incorporation of the role play cemented the theories and concepts into practice which further clarified and magnified the core principles."

- Barbara, LCSW

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