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Self-Study Webinar: State Hospital and Our Patients and Clients: The History and Present Situation

Self-Study Webinar

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Self-Study Webinar

1 CEU for LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs

The best clinician is the best historian and "Not knowing what happened before one's birth is to remain forever a child," says Cicero. How do we understand homelessness as it is today, mass incarceration, the current issues of community health centers and how decisions in mental health and agencies are made? The answer may be in the understanding of the history of state hospitals.

Please join us with our guest speaker, Andrew Keyes, MD, who will help us make sense of crucial aspects of mental health, and learn how to use this insight to continue to make a difference.

Join the SWEET Institute and Dr. Andrew Keyes, MD and learn:

  1. A deeper understanding of the history of mental health
  2. A deeper understanding of the history of state hospitals in the US
  3. A deeper understanding of determining factors of decisions in mental health
  4. Experienced an engaging and interactive live webinar, with the opportunity to make comments and ask questions throughout
  5. Your CEU certificate available to you upon completion of post test and evaluation


Dr. Andrew Keyes, MD

A Staff Psychiatrist at New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, Andrew Keyes, MD is a triple board certified psychiatrist with board certifications in child and adolescent, forensic, and adult, psychiatry. His passion includes history of Mental Health, notably the public health system, forensic psychiatry and prisons.




There are a handful of states that the NASW does not cover because those states want to maintain their independent authority to approve, or not, providers and courses. New York is one of these states. BUT: In New York State, the Office of Professions controls the approval process instead of the NASW. We are an approved provider by the NY State Office of Professions.In other words:

  • In the State of New York, SWEET Institute is approved by the Office of Professions under Dr. Sidor Psychiatric Services as a CEU provider for social workers (#SW-0471) and mental health counselors (#MHC-0127).
  • Our live and self-study webinars are individually approved by the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 additional states. SWEET courses are NOT approved by the NASW National CE Approval Program in: Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia.


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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 who has worked both in the public and the private sector. He has done private work for eight years in three different states, and continues to consult with private practitioners throughout the US and abroad. He also has a background in leadership, management, public speaking, and program development. He also has experience in executive coaching, teaching, and writing. His overall goal is to help individuals, throughout the United States and globally. He is the CEO and President of the SWEET Institute, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and was previously Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for three different organizations. 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, 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 almost 20 years. She has vast experience working in multiple systems bridging the gaps among different stakeholders including in the court, and community health, systems. Her added passion is in advocacy, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that women feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the COO and Vice President for the SWEET Institute. As Executive, she has previously held positions of Court Operations Director, 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, working with individuals who have experienced loss and trauma. She additionally provides clinical and management supervision.


SWEET Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this for?
This webinar series is for health professionals and it is about a variety of topics that are not generally discussed. Topics range from financing to marketing; from basic law to neuroscience, and from specialized areas of health to advocacy, and personal development.
Will I get continuing education credits for this course?
No. Though all our clinical courses are approved for Continuing Education include elements of personal and professional development, this Guest Speaker Webinar series is solely dedicated to personal and professional development. Its focus is not on continuing education credits for clinicians.
What if I miss the live webinar?
A pre-recorded version is followed immediately after the live webinar and will be made available for you to access at any time, from anywhere, at your convenience.
Are refunds available if I'm not happy with the course?
Absolutely! We focus on adding value and we, therefore, pride ourselves on our 100% money back guarantee policy. If at the end of the webinar you feel you have not gained any tools to help you grow personally or professionally, please let us know and you will be refunded.
Who are the Guest Speakers?
Our guest speakers are chosen for their level of expertise in their respective field. They generally teach, write on, or do research in, their respective area.

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