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This Certificate Course is eligible for 22 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This Certificate Course is also eligible for 22 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), and Psychologists in New York State

The last session is not eligible for CEUs. All the other sessions are approved for CEUs according to the specifications above.

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


Join us for a 12-Week Certificate Course with 24 CEUs.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is known as the Science of Life, and it touches upon everything related to Neuroscience, to our psychology, and beyond.

You will learn adjunctive tools to help you get unstuck when the more known evidence-based and traditional treatment modalities fail to work.

As the Science of Life, NLP is centered around three main objectives, which are to help us:

  1. Understand how we’ve been socialized and programmed.
  2. Learn and master how to undo any programming that is not working for us and how to reprogram ourselves.
  3. Use the Science of Life to promote excellence through modeling and to help others do the same.

As we continue to understand NLP, we also increase the speed with which we learn, develop a better command of ourselves, and communicate better with others, which once again helps us arrive at excellence in any area of our life, including in our field. NLP is an organized body of knowledge that has been used by millions of clinicians throughout the world as an adjunctive treatment. In terms of its adjunctive psychotherapeutic use, NLP has been validated and recognized by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

“What a man can be, he must be.” - Abraham Maslow

What you'll learn

At the end of this Certificate Course, you will:

  • Better use metaphors to communicate more effectively with your patients, clients, your loved ones, and with yourself.
  • Better help your patients and clients uncover the socialized process and programming they have been trapped into.
  • Help your patients and clients use the power of associations and anchoring as adjunct treatment for their trauma and anxiety.
  • Help your patients and clients finally understand why they are not broken and how they can empower themselves.
  • Apply adjunctive treatment to help your patients and clients learn how to better regulate their emotions, achieve their goals more efficiently, and become more resilient in life.

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.

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

"It was a great learning experience to apply in the workplace, and provided insight in understanding those who we try to assist on a regular basis." - Monica, LCSW

"I am so grateful to be a part of SWEET. It is educational, well-presented, and I learn something new or forgotten with every webinar that I attend." - Vilma, LCSW-R

"This material is complicated; you took big tenets and made it simple - thank you!" - Karen, LMSW

"I've been a Social Worker for 20 years and it is a good feeling to have found a solid continuing education platform to learn from." - Kerry, LMSW

"I love the fact that I can attend a live webinar from my home office. I like the interaction and learning from the attendees too. I love that I can take the test at my leisure and complete the evaluation immediately afterwards, and I think it is wonderful that I obtain my certificate within an hour. I like the facilitators so much. They are warm and engaging and show the ability to make everyone feel so welcome. It is a pleasure attending these webinars." - Mary Grace, LCSW-R

Session Topics:

Session 1: NLP: An Adjunctive Treatment

Session 2: NLP: Conformity vs. Non-Conformity

Session 3: NLP: The Human Experiential Model

Session 4: NLP: Frameshifting and The Triangulation Effect

Session 5: NLP: The 5th Season of Life

Session 6: NLP: The Lazarus Technique and The Wise Mind Model

Session 7: NLP: The 3 Dimensions of State

Session 8: NLP: The Gestalt’s Principle

Session 9: NLP: The Alphabet Game

Session 10: NLP: The Meta Mirror

Session 11: NLP: Anchoring: Forming New and Breaking Old

Session 12: NLP: The 4 Levels of Communication and The Mehrabian Model

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend all 12 sessions in order to get my final certificate of completion for the whole Certificate Course?
Yes. You must do all the self-study (recorded) sessions to get a final certificate of completion. Otherwise, you risk accumulating gaps, which may, in turn, lead to an inability to use this adjunct model adequately to help your clients. You will therefore not be able to receive a final certificate of completion.
Are there any other requirements to getting a final certificate other than completing each and every one of the 12 sessions?
Yes. (1) After each of the 11 CEU classes, you must take and pass a post-test and complete an evaluation. You must score at least 80% on the post-test to obtain a certificate for that particular class. Session 12 does not have a post-test, but you still must complete an evaluation for it. (2) After completing all 12 sessions, email us at [email protected] to request your final certificate of completion, and we will verify if you received all 11 certificates and took the evaluation for Session 12. 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 Course without having met the above requirements.
Does this Certificate Course offer CEUs?
Yes. Our CBT Certificate Courses, Behavior Modification Certificate Courses, and Psychotherapy Certificate Course also offer CEUs.
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].