Essential CBT Skills for Depression - 2nd Edition (Self-Study)


A 2-hour seminar based on the latest in Cognitive Behavioral Science and the Science of Depression

Hosted by SWEET Institute


During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning where you will:

  1. Master how to help your clients unlearn their negative patterns of depression
  2. Learn how to help your clients quickly identify the cognitive distortions that have been maintaining their depression
  3. Learn how to apply the Belief-Identity Pathway for a sustainable treatment of depression

You will also learn how to adequately implement all this in daily practice.

When you register, you will start preparing yourself mentally to embark into a new way of practicing with a much higher rate of success, instead of continuing to practice the same way while expecting different results.

What you’ll learn

What will you learn from this seminar on Essential CBT Skills for Depression?

  1. CBT tools and transferrable skills to help your clients with depression
  2. Advanced CBT techniques to get to the bottom of depression, and address depression at its root cause
  3. Strategies to increase your effectiveness and efficiency when treating depression

What else do I need to know about this seminar?

  1. You will learn the 3 steps to Cognitive Restructuring for depression, and how to overcome the common practical barriers to implementation
  2. You will master the 6 steps to Automatic Thought Identification
  3. You will learn how to implement the 12 techniques of Cognitive Restructuring for depression

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.

You will receive your certificate by email after your post-test is passed and your evaluation is completed.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

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

"Comprehensive in understanding CBT. Direct, friendly, to-the-point presentation. Helpful outline." - Richard, PhD

"Well organized and thorough. Very well expanded approach based on the 'ABC' method of cognitive therapy; makes it more usable." - Robert, PhD

"Provided valuable, usable information and practice tips - techniques for cognitive restructuring." - Christine, LMSW

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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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