Essential CBT Skills for Depression - 3rd Edition (Self-Study)



Sharpen your skills and renew your confidence by learning relevant CBT tools to help your clients with depression

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Learn and Earn 2 CE credits!

Master how to help your clients unlearn their negative patterns of depression. And learn how to help them quickly identify their cognitive distortions that have been maintaining their depression.

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Gain CBT tools and transferrable skills to help your clients with depression
  2. Master advanced CBT techniques to help get to the bottom of depression, and address it at its root cause
  3. Become competent in methods to more effectively and efficiently treat depression
  4. Learn the 3 Steps to Cognitive Restructuring for Depression, and how to overcome the common practical barriers to implementation
  5. Master the 6 Steps to Automatic Thought Identification
  6. Learn how to implement the 12 Techniques to Cognitive Restructuring for Depression

During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning process where you will be learning what it takes to help your clients, and how to implement that in daily practice.

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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 also 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

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

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

"What stood out was how CBT for treating depression is different than I thought. The method can be used in all different types of practice." - Ryan, LMSW

"This training provides you with the knowledge, skills, and techniques to practice CBT in an effective and clear manner." - Sanjae, LCSW

"The CBT skills were a good refresher for me, but what stood out the most were the various distracting ideas/tools." - Denise, LICSW, LADC

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You can also select our Self-Study Webinar Plan for Unlimited Self-Study Courses!

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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