Enhancing Group Therapy Skills for Mental Health Clinicians - 2nd Edition (Self-Study)



Master group dynamics, understand the various developmental stages of group therapy, and gain strategies for effectively managing challenging group situations. Learn the criteria for selecting suitable participants, recognize potential contraindications and challenges in group therapy, and become proficient in essential group therapy techniques that promote cohesion and trust.

Join us to Develop Proficiency in Group Therapy

This comprehensive course equips mental health clinicians with essential knowledge, from the foundational principles of group therapy to practical skills and ethical considerations. Active participation, reflection, and real-world skill application are encouraged.

Key Course Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Group Therapy
  2. Benefits of Group Therapy
  3. History and Development of Group Therapy
  4. Types of Therapy Groups
  5. Understanding Group Dynamics
  6. Impact of Group Dynamics on Therapy
  7. Roles within Therapy Groups
  8. Common Group Development Stages: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning
  9. Effective Group Leadership Styles
  10. Establishing Group Norms and Boundaries
  11. Strategies for Handling Challenging Group Situations
  12. Assessing Clients for Group Therapy
  13. Criteria for Selecting Suitable Participants
  14. Recognizing Potential Contraindications and Challenges in Group Therapy
  15. Group Therapy Techniques
  16. Techniques for Promoting Group Cohesion and Trust

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Join us for this insightful 2-hour seminar where you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to genuinely assist your clients and seamlessly apply these practices in your daily clinical work.

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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.


This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

Here's what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:

"I appreciated that the presenter was comfortable sharing personal experiences which illustrated constructs presented." - Aaron, LCSW-R

"This course will help you and your clients to stop attack thoughts and thereby end suffering." - Vilma, LCSW-R

"I appreciate how the facilitator goes over a skill until all participants understand it." - Teresa, 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.

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