DBT: Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance (DBT Certificate Course - 2nd Edition - Session 2) (Self-Study)



This is the second session in the 4-Session DBT Certificate Course.

To register for the full Certificate Course, click here.

Hosted by SWEET Institute

Help your patients learn and master:

1) Interpersonal effectiveness
2) How to treat themselves and others with care
3) New tools to express their beliefs and needs

And help them learn and master:

1) How to set limits and negotiate solutions to problems
2) Interpersonal negotiations skills
3) How to protect their relationships and treat others with respect.

Whether you want to help your patients and clients to enhance their emotional proactivity, or plan to healthily handle difficult experiences, this DBT Certificate Course will do just that for you.

Join us and help turn things around for your patients, for your practice, and for your own professional and personal lives.

What will you learn from this DBT Certificate Course?

  1. Gain a deep understanding of the powerful, evidence-based treatment of DBT, its historical background, and under what conditions you may apply it to

  2. Learn how to use the mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques of the DBT model to transform your patients' and clients’ relationships to their emotions, and help them deal with emotional pain in healthy ways

  3. Learn how to support your patients and clients in acquiring emotional regulation skills and interpersonal skills, so they can build and maintain the relationships they care about

  4. Develop a mastery of the DBT model to arm your patients and clients with a toolbox of skills, and empower them to work towards the life they want

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Session Topics:

Session 1: The Foundation of DBT

Session 2: DBT: Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance

Session 3: DBT and Emotion Regulation

Session 4: DBT and Interpersonal Effectiveness


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 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

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"It was like putting my DBT training through a filter and coming out with a cohesive and usable outline for my solo-private practice. Very helpful, excellent! I share your excitement around DBT, Dr. Sidor. I honestly feel like there should be a public health initiative to include in school curriculum for ALL." - Alisa, LCSW-R

"I love how clinical interventions are woven into this training. A great facilitator that maintains attention, drives productive conversation, and goes well beyond course material to ensure full comprehension, as well as application to today’s pandemic/other current events." - Chelsea, LCSW

"I learned that DBT is an examination process for all or nothing thinking. Your thoughts can be scanned and the unhelpful thoughts can be identified. Mindfulness worked well for me. The facilitator is very passionate about teaching the tools of DBT." - Teresa, LMSW

"Clear description of the elements of what makes DBT work so effectively. Your style of teaching fits my style of learning. I love your institute's dedication, concern, and care." - Cheryl, LCSW

"Loved learning these new DBT skills. Enjoyed the whole process! Loved this presentation. Very informative. Mardoche and Karen are fantastic!" - Michelle, LCSW-R

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend all 4 sessions in order to get my final certificate of completion for the whole Certificate Course?
Yes, otherwise you risk accumulating gaps, which may, in turn, lead to an inability to use this model adequately to help your clients. You will therefore not be able to receive a final certificate of completion.
Does this Certificate Course offer CEUs?
Please see the Key Information section above for detailed approval information.
What are your reimbursement policies?
Anyone who registered for this Certificate Course through any of the payment plans, and who wishes to withdraw, for whatever reason, is entitled for a full reimbursement, with no questions asked other than for improvement purposes. The full reimbursement will be minus the price of each single session attended by the date of wish to withdraw.
Is this Certificate Course at No additional cost for SWEET Members?
If you have an unlimited membership plan, then yes, everything is included in your plan with no exceptions, including all our Certificate Courses. The SWEET Institute pledges to make all courses available for free to members who have an unlimited membership plan and who have maintained their membership. If you have a membership plan that is not an unlimited plan, you can consider upgrading your membership, as this will save you thousands of dollars in the long run. If you are unsure whether your membership plan is unlimited, please email us at [email protected].
Are there any other requirements to getting a SWEET Institute final certificate besides completing each and every one of the classes?
Yes. (1) After each of the classes, you must complete an evaluation if you attended live. If you attended any of the classes as a self-study, you must pass a post-test and complete an evaluation for those classes. (2) At the end of the Certificate Course, email us at [email protected] to request your SWEET Institute final certificate of completion, and we will verify if you received all certificates for the classes. Once we have verified this, we will send you the final certificate of completion. There is no exception to these requirements. No one will be able to receive a final certificate of completion for this Certificate Course without having met the above requirements.

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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