Learning What it Takes to do an Effective Suicide Risk Assessment (Self-Study)



Master the key components of suicide risk assessment that make the difference for your patients and clients

Hosted by SWEET Institute

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Learn and Earn 2 CE credits!

When doing an effective suicide risk assessment, it is essential for us to first unlearn some of what we have been taught about suicide and suicide risk, and relearn and learn new and empowering ways of working with someone who is thinking about dying by suicide.

During this seminar, you will master the 10 principles of suicide risk assessment and intervention, the 10 techniques of managing a suicide risk situation, and how to mitigate the 10 risk factors for suicide.

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. How to reliably conduct a suicide risk assessment
  2. How to effectively intervene during an acute suicide risk situation
  3. How to effectively manage chronic suicidality, mitigate risk, and prevent suicide
  4. How to tailor interventions for uniquely challenging clients with suicidality

During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning process where you will learn 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 Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

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

"As I implement techniques taught at SWEET, I experience less fear and have more boldness to share what I've learned with family, friends, and colleagues." - Marie, LCSW

"Thank you! Appreciate this opportunity to earn CE credits live, and online. Interesting topics & user-friendly format!" - Kathleen, LMSW

"I especially liked the way that the various conditions were defined and described in Logotherapy and how treatment is formulated, to follow the description, and always related to meaning." - Anne-Elizabeth, 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.

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