How to Manage Boundary Issues: Ethics and Mental Health (Self-Study)



Did you know boundary violations are one of the top reasons why mental health clinicians get sued? Did you know that having practiced for decades does not necessary decrease your chance of getting sued? Do you know there is a framework you can use to help you avoid pitfalls that you have not been taught in graduate schools? If you’d like to decrease your chance of getting sued, join us, learn and master this framework on Boundaries, Ethics and Mental Health

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Might it be time for you to develop a framework that works in all situations because you can tailor it to each of your clients; and because it is based on Reality-based thinking? If you are ready for this, join us now.

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Understanding boundaries, relationships, their relationship with ethics, and how to implement such an insight in your work
  2. Learn how to identify the big elephant in the room, the relationship between empowerment and boundary issues, and learn how to apply this new insight in your day-to-day work
  3. Master the relationship between patient-centered care, trauma-informed care, liabilities, and boundary issues
  4. Learn how apply the client’s Explanatory Model, Solution Model, and Gap Bridging as framework to effectively manage boundary issues

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.

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:

“I'm so thankful and very content to see mental health professional like you think of the clients we serve as human beings in need of care and not just numbers to profit of or be used as cash cows. Keep up the good work.” - Mimose, LCSW

“I’m really learning a lot and discovering more about myself.” - Yokasta, LCSW

“I like being able to take seminars in my free time. I took a couple of mental health days off and am finding myself using my time away from work learning how to be a better therapist without the stress of my caseload interfering with my continuing education.” - Robert, 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 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 workplace trauma and also provides clinical supervision.

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