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Principles and Steps of Mental Health Assessment 2.0

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM EST

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Live Webinar

Sunday, March 15, 2020

4pm-6pm EST

2 CEU for LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs

What do we need to know about how to do a mental health assessment? What's the difference between a mental health assessment and a psychosocial evaluation?

What's behind each of the principles and steps of a Mental Health Assessment?

Come, find out, and enhance your practice, agency, and the difference you are making in the lives of others.


At the end of this webinar, you will have:

  1. Learned the framework of the Socratic Motivational Practice to increase the effectiveness in conducting a mental health assessment
  2. Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice of new strategies for mental health assessment
  3. Increased your tools to helping our patients and clients, by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently, at the end of the webinar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
  4. Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays
  5. Received your certificate by email immediately after your post-test and evaluation are completed.


HERE'S WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR SWEET WEBINARS:

"Instructors were friendly, acknowledged all participants, answered all questions, spread proportionate time on the various concepts."

-Vito, LMSW

“The whole experience was terrific. It was incredible. I learned so much."

– Sandra, LCSW-R

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886783231-9243) for 2 continuing education contact hours. Additionally, Dr. Sidor Psychiatric Services, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Social Work and Mental Health Counseling as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0471) and licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0127)


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89% of SWEET Webinar Attendees feel that the courses give them practical information they can use in their everyday life

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 loss and trauma and also provides clinical supervision.


"Webinars often feel impersonal and passive; this one did not at all. An effective and memorable learning experience."

-Janice, LMSW

"This webinar broke down a very difficult topic"

-Ellen, LCSW

"I really liked the manner and clarity of how the facilitators presented the material. Also, the incorporation of the role play cemented the theories and concepts into practice which further clarified and magnified the core principles."

- Barbara, LCSW

Frequently Asked Questions


I see you have a membership. What do I get with it?
A SWEET Membership entitles you to: Unlimited access to all our live and self-study webinars; A free review session with our facilitators following our webinars, to answer questions, as needed; (8) new SWEET articles, each month; 50% off SWEET services, including: in-person seminars, group supervision sessions, group coaching sessions; and the SWEET Annual Congress; Individual coaching on any project you would find gratifying (time-limited benefit); A centralized location where all credits earned from your attendance at SWEET webinars and seminars will be kept.
What is the SWEET Institute?
SWEET Institute is a community of clinicians and advocates who believe that systemic change is only possible when we all come together, fight for a variety of social justice causes, and do so by investing in a collective learning process that empowers, fosters reflection, critical thinking, and the implementation of skills acquired during our seminars. At SWEET, we emphasize “the Why, the How, the What, and Then What, while using the Socratic and Desire Methods. We are a community united in vision and purpose towards bringing the needed changes. This can be accomplished through solidarity, empowerment, and education. By focusing on and developing the strengths, drives, passions, and skills of clinicians and advocates, we can all make a transformative impact in the lives of our patients and clients and the system as a whole.
Are different are these seminars? Will I be able to interact with the Course Facilitator(s)?
Absolutely. One of the keystone paradigms of the SWEET Institute is the collective learning process. This is accomplished using the Socratic Method and is based on the most up-to-date adult learning theories. Integrating this process into our in-person seminars and live webinars creates a unique and dynamic learning experience for all of us. It is essential to us that a comfortable learning environment is created, so that anyone who attends our webinars or in-person seminars participate and are able to take risks and push themselves to gain deeper knowledge. In our webinars, this will be done through our chat feature. Also, both Mardoche and Karen are available for consultation and clarification following webinars and in-person seminars or by email at [email protected]
How will I get CEUs?
At the end of the webinar, you will be required to complete a post-webinar exam for online learning, and an evaluation of the course. Once complete, you will be able to download your certificate.
Are you available for in-person or online training for agencies, including those outside New York?
We are! We will first need to learn more about the specific needs of your agency/organization. This way we are able to customize our seminars/webinars to ensure that it is the best fit possible for the staff.
I’m an LMHC, do you provide CEU credits?
SWEET is currently approved by the New York State Office of Professions to provide CEU credits to LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs. Please check with your state to determine if the CEUs are transferrable. We are able to provide CEUs for social workers throughout the US.

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