Living As We Are (Self-Study)



When you got into this field what type of life did you envision for your clients? Then how long did it take you before you “realized” that you were naïve? And how long will it take you to realize that you were not naïve; rather, you have been inducted into a system that keeps your clients dependent? Now, how much you believe that you were not naïve will depend on how inducted you have been. Yet, regardless of how inducted you have been you can relearn to imagine what it will be like for your clients to live as they truly are; not as their diagnosis, not as their stigma, not as their background; rather, as they truly are.

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Yet you will likely continue to doubt that your clients could really live as they really are unless you, yourself, learn to live as you truly are. So join us. Do one for two. For you to experience what you want for your clients. Like this you will be more effective at making this available for them; and you will see how everyone-your clients, you, your agencies, and your agency leaders will win. Join us now!

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Discover how each of the two types of belief systems determines whether we simply go through life or live as we deeply desire
  2. Discover how to let go of the factors that sustain suffering
  3. Discover how to remove the blocks to life satisfaction and to authentic living

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:

“Material was very well organized as it was presented. Examples were very helpful to understand concepts.” - Kathy, LCSW

“I truly really enjoyed this webinar as it has given me concrete ways to determine and help future clients.” - Jeanette, LCSW

“The instructor was very organized, stayed on topic, offered concrete strategies, and helpful, terse explanations.” - Rebecca, LCSW

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You can also select our Self-Study Webinar Plan for Unlimited Self-Study Courses!

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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