Mastering Depression - 2nd Edition (Self-Study)



Gain a full understanding of the principles, techniques, and steps that make the difference to always being therapeutic, engaging, effective, and efficient when working with individuals with depression

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Depression is that mental state characterized by low mood and anhedonia. It affects individuals’ thoughts, behavior, and motivation. It is expressed through individuals’ feelings and a substandard sense of well-being. It is by far the number one underlying cause of suicide. Depression may be due to a variety of reasons, and understanding it adequately will determine how well and successfully we treat it.

However, we often fall into the trap of the illusion of familiarity. Simply put, the prior experience of a stimulus can produce a feeling of familiarity through an unconscious inference. Do not let the illusion of familiarity fool you. Come master depression, and enhance the difference you are currently making with your clients.

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Learn the diagnostic pitfalls when working with depression, how to avoid them, and how to tailor treatment in the most effective way possible
  2. Learn how to design a strategic treatment plan, implement symptom contextualization, and utilize Similarities and Differences when working with individuals with depression
  3. Learn the 7 biological factors, 3 psychological factors, and 3 social factors to always keep in mind to address depression adequately
  4. Master how to elicit the Explanatory Model, Solution Model, and Expression Model of Depression
  5. Master the 5 major differential diagnoses to always consider when working with depression
  6. Learn the 5 most important practices to avoid when working with individuals with depression

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 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.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

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

"Some helpful techniques on framing questions, especially around HPI and review of symptoms." - Yvonne, PhD

"Helpful if looking to refresh or deepen understanding of depression." - Kristen, LCSW

"Great presentation of diagnostic issues and need to contextualize." - Robert, PhD

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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 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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