Mastering Depression (Self-Study)



A 2-hour seminar based on the latest in Neuroscience and the Science of Depression

Hosted by SWEET Institute

What will you learn from this seminar on Mastering Depression?

  1. The diagnostic pitfalls to avoid when working with depression, how to avoid them, and how to tailor treatment in the most effective way possible
  2. How to design a strategic treatment plan, how to implement symptom contextualization for depression, and how to work with similarities and differences when working with individuals with depression
  3. Mastery of the History of Present Illness (HPI), the Review of Symptoms, and a comprehensive formulation

What else do I need to know about this seminar?

  1. You will learn the 7 biological factors to always consider in depression, the 3 psychological factors to always keep in mind, and the 3 social factors that cannot be missed if depression is to be addressed adequately.
  2. You will gain an understanding of the 3 steps that make the difference in always being therapeutic, engaging, effective, and efficient when working with individuals with depression.
  3. You will also master how to elicit the Explanatory Model of Depression, the Solution Model of Depression, and the Expression Model of Depression.

During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning where you will be:

  1. Master the 5 major differential diagnoses to always keep in mind when working with depression
  2. Learn the 5 points to never miss
  3. Learn the 5 practices to avoid at all costs when working with depression

You will also absorb how to adequately implement all this in daily practice.

When you register, you will start preparing yourself mentally to embark into a new way of practicing with a much higher rate of success, instead of continuing to practice the same way while expecting different results.

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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:

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

"I really enjoyed the real life experience with one of the participants, and the demonstration of the 9 Whys." - Ashley, LCSW

"Comprehensive in understanding depression." - Richard, 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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