Mastering the DSM of MDD (Self-Study)



Learn an easy-to-follow formula to instantly apply the DSM5 criteria of MDD and avoid pitfalls when working with individuals with depression or similar conditions

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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. Come and learn and master the DSM criteria of MDD and enhance the difference you’re currently making with your clients.

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Master the Diagnostic pitfalls to avoid when working with individuals or look alike conditions
  2. Master how to elicit the Explanatory model of Depression; the Solution Model of Depression; and the Expression Model of Depression
  3. Master an easy way to analyze and apply the DSM5 criteria to confirm or rule out

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:

“The entire SWEET experience works for me. I love attending these webinars. I am learning so much and feel especially grateful to be able to take courses.” - Mary, LCSW-R

“I always learn so much, not just about techniques for treating patients but a comprehensive view of and deeper understanding of a disorder.” - Elizabeth, LCSW

“I am having a better and clear understanding between Depression and Major Depressive Disorder.” - Kharyn, LMSW

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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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