Principles of How to Help Those Going Through Pain and Loss - 3rd Edition (Self-Study)



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

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Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


It is time to master the principles of how to help those going through pain and loss. Those going through pain and loss need the type of words that makes the difference, the type of silence that makes the difference, the type of body language that makes the difference, and the type of eye contact that makes the difference. But how do you do that? How do you learn that? And how do you know which is which?

This is what SWEET is all about - connecting the dots and bridging the missing links.

Please join us now and learn the principles of how to help those going through pain and loss.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this online seminar, you will have:

  • Learned the framework of the Socratic Motivational Practice to be fully engaged and present with patients and clients experiencing pain and loss.
  • Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice to address the needs of our patients and clients, as well as barriers to healing.
  • Increased your awareness of the impact of working with someone experiencing pain and loss, and how to address the impact to remain as effective as possible in the work you do to end suffering.
  • Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  • Received your certificate by email after your post-test and evaluation are completed.

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:

"Thank you for all you do. I am so grateful for the SWEET Institute and everything that I have learned so far. I look forward to learning more." - Otylia, LCSW

"The availability of webinars at various times, enabling me to get caught up on my CEUs. The topics are also timely and interesting. In addition, I plan to take advantage of the self-study topics to keep abreast of advancements in the field." - Rosina, LMSW

"The subject matter was very relevant; and the enthusiasm with which the lecturer presented the material made it seem accessible and realistic for us to implement the changes that could improve our lives as practitioners and help us to be more effective with our clients." - Nechama, LCSW

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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.

SWEET Curriculum

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