What Pitfalls Do I Need to Avoid? (Private Practitioner Certificate Course - Session 4) (Pre-Recorded)

Pre-Recorded Seminar

Private Practitioner Certificate Course

If you believe there is indeed no better time than now to open up or re-evaluate your private practice, then this is the Certificate Course for you.

Please join us, learn about, and get the tools you need to open up or fine-tune your Private Practice.

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This is the fourth session in the 8-Week Private Practitioner Series

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At the end of each online seminar in this series, you will:

  1. Learn as an ongoing process, how to build or refine your private practice.
  2. Have a deeper understanding of what is needed to achieve your private practice goals.
  3. Gain the tools necessary to hone, fine-tune, and manage obstacles that may come up along the way.

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There are NO CEUs attached to it.

This Course is intended only for clinicians who are ready to start their private practice or refine their private practice.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

- Chinese Proverb

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Session Topics:

Session 1: Private Practitioner: What's My Niche?

Session 2: Private Practitioner: How Do I Build My Practice?

Session 3: Private Practitioner: How Do I Make Myself Stand Out?

Session 4: Private Practitioner: What Pitfalls Do I Need to Avoid?

Session 5: Private Practitioner: How Do I Market My Practice?

Session 6: Private Practitioner: What Documentation Do I Need?

Session 7: Private Practitioner: What Are the Legal and Medical Things I Need to Know?

Session 8: Private Practitioner: How Do I Prevent Isolation?

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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator

Mardoche Sidor, MD and Karen A. Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Mardoche Sidor, MD and Karen A. Dubin, PhD, LCSW

Mardoche Sidor, MD

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 limiting to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 3 books including Journey to Empowerment; Discovering Your Worth; and The Power of Faith. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW

Karen Dubin-McKnight, 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 over 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive-Level positions and is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She maintains a private practice, working with individuals who have experienced loss and trauma, and also provides clinical supervision and management training. She is also a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

"The entire experience was helpful, and gave me tips on how to self care that I can share with my colleagues and clients. 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. Dr. Sidor has a way of teaching that makes it enjoyable. That is a gift rarely seen in someone so brilliant."

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Michelle, LCSW-R

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– Caren, LCSW

"There was a lot of practical material I can implement with my clients. The facilitator was excellent, covering a lot, and interactive with the participants actively. The clarity and usefulness of how to get unstuck, both clients and therapists, the role play. I felt welcomed, and my personal questions regarding technical aspects of the webinar were answered quickly. Great way to spend 2 hours productively, without feeling rushed."

Rachel, LCSW-R

"Very informative and personable. I felt like I was in an actual classroom. I loved it. The tools that were offered to use with my patients. It is so helpful. I felt at my wits' end when working with clients suffering with anxiety; now I have new tools."

Denise, LCSW

"I found it to be captivating and engaging. I also found that it provided techniques to actually use. Whereas other trainings do brief overviews and do not offer much to take away, this was great. I also loved how people's questions were answered, and how even though it was virtual, people were engaged."

Megan, LMSW

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