Working with Homeless Individuals (Self-Study)



This seminar is clinically-based for anyone invested in improving their skills.

For only New York State Licensed LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, and CASACs, 2 CEUs are available once the post-test and evaluation are completed.

What do we know of the life and experience of people who are homeless? How do we best help them so that they remain safe, access the things they want and need, and live their lives to the fullest?

Please join us and add to your toolkit of ways to understand, collaborate, treat, and support our patients and clients.

At the end of this interactive webinar, you will have:

  1. A framework for effectively working with our patients and clients who are homeless though the mastery of principles, step-by-step techniques, and do's/don'ts;
  2. Opportunities to practice what you learn through active role-play;
  3. Skills that you can immediately implement to enhance your practice with
  4. patients and clients and in your workplaces;
  5. A chance to earn CEUs while learning in a safe, engaging, and dynamic community that utilizes the latest theories in adult education

Here’s what our attendees are saying about our SWEET Webinars:

"SWEET is terrific! The webinars are the right amount of time, I am able to sign up for the webinars the same day, which is helpful based upon my schedule for the day. The webinars are a great value, they are the right amount of time and offer very useful information in a succinct manner. Thank you!"

- Jessica, LCSW

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89% of SWEET Webinar Attendees feel that the courses give them practical information they can use in their everyday life

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.

"Good examples; asking questions; good reinforcement with the evaluation Qs; good timely chat responses/evocation of contributions & dialog; good overall consideration of total patient/client world/factors; solutions; caring; the actual caring modeling presence of Karen & Mardoche!"

- Sherry, LMHC

"The layout of the lecture portion was organized and it was helpful to make the lecture interactive to keep the audience engaged. The role play was excellent and helpful to see the techniques used in real time."

- Natalie, LMSW

"The SWEET Institute has a relaxed, caring, and professional learning environment. The instructors are knowledgable and provide useful instruction to broaden the clinical scope beyond the medical model"

– Jacquelyn, LCSW-R

"The SWEET approach really works quite well in enabling and facilitating continued professional growth."

- Louis, LCSW

Frequently Asked Questions

I see you have a membership. What do I get with it?
A SWEET Membership entitles you to: unlimited access to all live and pre-recorded self-study webinars. A SWEET membership also entitles you to: 50% discount for in-person seminars (currently only available in New York City), in-person and online group supervision, in-person and online group coaching, annual conferences, networking events, and opportunities to be connected with other like-minded individuals around the world!
What is the SWEET Institute?
SWEET’s vision is to facilitate the empowerment of all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, and in turn, that of patients and clients they serve. Through empowerment, self-care will be promoted, burnout will be prevented, and excellent patient/client care will be upheld. At SWEET, we emphasize “the Why, the How, the What, and Then What, while using the Socratic and Desire Methods. SWEET’s mission is to facilitate empowerment through education, multimodal trainings, and a community established for all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, so we can all grow together.
How different are these webinars? Will I be able to interact with the Course Facilitator(s)?
Absolutely. One of the keystone paradigms of the SWEET Institute is the collective learning process. This is accomplished using the Socratic Method and is based on the most up-to-date adult learning theories. Integrating this process into our in-person seminars and live webinars creates a unique and dynamic learning experience for all of us. It is essential to us that a comfortable learning environment is created, so that anyone who attends our webinars or in-person seminars participate and are able to take risks and push themselves to gain deeper knowledge. In our webinars, this will be done through our chat feature. Also, both Mardoche and Karen are available for consultation and clarification following webinars and in-person seminars or by email at [email protected].
How will I get CEUs?
At the end of the webinar, you will be completing a post-webinar exam for online learning, and an evaluation of the course. Once complete, your certificate will be emailed to you.
Are you available for in-person or online training for agencies, including those outside New York?
We are! We will first need to learn more about the specific needs of your agency/organization. This way we are able to customize our seminars/webinars to ensure that it is the best fit possible for the staff.
I’m an LMHC/LMSW/LCSW, do you provide CEU credits?
SWEET is currently approved to provide continuing education credits to clinicians in 45 states. We are approved by the New York State Department of Education to provide CEU credits to LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs. Our webinars are individually approved by NASW in 44 additional states. The only states we currently cannot provide CEU credits for social workers are Idaho, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, and West Virginia.

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