A Framework to Working with Challenging Patients and Clients - 3rd Edition (Self-Study)



This course is 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

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Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


One of the biggest reasons why clinicians feel overwhelmed is from working with challenging patients and clients. And, the fewer skills available, the more overwhelmed one can feel. Yet, several skills can be mastered to work with this group of individuals properly, and this workshop is about just this.

Please join us and master a framework to working with challenging patients and clients, and leave with skills to also put an end to feeling overwhelmed when working with this group of individuals.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this online seminar, you will have:

  • Discovered exactly why clients are challenging.
  • Learned how to best work with any client any time, anywhere.
  • Mastered a framework that gives results in a predictable way.
  • Increased your tools of talking with patients and clients, by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently at the end of the seminar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
  • Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  • Received your certificate by email after your post-test and evaluation are completed.

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.

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

“I've been a Social Worker for 20 years and it is a good feeling to have found a solid continuing education platform to learn from.” - Kerry, LMSW

"The sensitivity to the subject matter for today's session was outstanding. The material was presented with thoroughness and not too quickly, the role play allowed the clinical content to be modeled and expanded upon. This reinforced the lessons and will leave an indelible impression to draw upon in our own clinical work." - Catherine, LCSW-R

“I love that I can take the test at my leisure and complete the evaluation immediately afterwards and I think it is wonderful that I obtain my certificate within an hour. I like the facilitators so much. They are warm and engaging and show the ability to make everyone feel so welcome.” - Mary Grace, LCSW-R

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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.

SWEET Curriculum

  A Framework to Working with Challenging Patients and Clients - 3rd Edition
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