Authentic Freedom (Psychotherapy Certificate Course - Session 47)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7-9pm (EDT)


This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This course is also eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

You will receive your certificate by email after your post-test is passed and your evaluation is completed.

Format: Live Online Seminar

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7-9pm (EDT)


A Journey from Fear and Suffering to Harmony and Aliveness

This is the forty-seventh session in the 1-Year Course.

To register for the entire Certificate Course, please click here.

A Psychotherapeutic Model based on A Course in Miracles

A weekly 1-Year Course on how to help your patients, your clients, your loved ones, or yourself, put an end to anxiety, loneliness, and depression, and build a fulfilled life based on authentic happiness, success, and joy.

“Nothing Real Can Be Threatened

Nothing Unreal Exists

Here Lie Peace, Harmony, and Joy.”

- Adapted from A Course in Miracles

Join the SWEET Institute for a transformative Certificate Course that explores the cause of suffering, how individuals have been erroneously dealing with it, and how each individual can end it and start living a free, joyful, and peaceful life.

What you’ll learn

At the end of the full Certificate Course, you will be able to help those you work with understand why:

  1. And how our brain creates the illusion of meaning from nothingness.
  2. Our thoughts do not have any meaning.
  3. We don’t understand anything.

You will also be able to help them understand:

  1. There is another way.
  2. How to get to that other way.
  3. How the other way leads to harmony, authentic happiness, authentic success, and how to reach it.

Additional Context

Nearly half of American families have at least one person receiving some form of mental health treatment, of which psychotherapy is the most common one.

The model in the Course makes up for all shortcomings found in our usual evidence-based practices, including CBT, DBT, or in psychoanalysis and its derivatives, while addressing the root of suffering and the formula to end it and start anew.

The Course; A model written and edited by two psychologists at the department of Medical Psychology at Columbia University, in New York.

Who is this for?

This Certificate Course is for:

  • Therapists
  • Coaches
  • Anyone driven to help end suffering and help others reach aliveness and fulfillment
  • Anyone who would like to use the Model for themselves or their loved ones

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Course?
The Psychotherapeutic Model based on the root of the issue, addressing where the real problem is.
What’s special about this model?
What’s special about this therapeutic model can be summed as follows: “Since only the mind can be sick, only the mind can be healed.”
How is the Psychotherapeutic Model in The Course different from the current evidence-based psychotherapies?
For Psychotherapy to lead to real and sustainable transformation of the individual, it is necessary that one begins to question one's reality. Though most other forms of psychotherapies help individuals begin to open their mind, a shift in perception is required for individuals to get to know reality and all the benefits that come along with it. The Course provides the kind of shift necessary for this level of transformation.
How does this Psychotherapeutic Model work?
Everyone who suffers does so because of a veil of reality for that person. This Psychotherapeutic Model helps individuals remove this veil. This is done by helping individuals realize the illusion behind the type of cause and effect relationship that they have been led to believe in.
How will success or outcomes be measured?
When implemented well, this model leads to a full transformation of the individual at all levels and in a sustainable way. For example, 1. Individuals will learn to reconsider and correctly evaluate causes; 2. Individuals will learn who they really are and how to be self-realized, self-actualized, or fulfilled. This all becomes a natural process once their veil has been removed; 3. Individuals fully understand what forgiveness really is and that it is natural for them to forgive and to live in harmony with everyone and everything in the world.
Does this Psychotherapeutic Model work for everyone or every type of symptom, problem, or situation that someone would present with in therapy or coaching?
Everyone in need of help, regardless of the form of their distress, has a veil that is blocking reality, leading them to attack themselves, thinking that they are attacking others. The mere fact that they are suffering could be sufficient proof that they are attacking themselves, but the veil itself that leads them to attack others will not let them understand that their suffering comes from their attack against themselves. This Psychotherapeutic Model helps restore individuals’ awareness and the ability to make their own decisions because they have learned to reverse their thinking, and they have understood that all that had been going on in their life was all a matter of projection, which they have now learned to stop, thanks to their work with you, using this Psychotherapeutic Model.
Is this model an evidence-based practice?
This Psychotherapeutic Model is the most comprehensive form of all psychotherapies. It not only encompasses what is already present in all other evidence-based practices, but it also addresses the shortcomings found in these practices by addressing all suffering at its root - the mind - by using the immutable facts that have been proven by Neuroscience, the Sciences of Psychodynamics, and the premises of CBT. This Psychotherapeutic Model is therefore based on the scientifically proven facts about human suffering, and related causes and effects.
Do I need to attend all 50 weeks in order to get my certificate?
Yes. If you missed a week, you must do the self-study (recorded) class prior to attending the subsequent week. Otherwise, you risk accumulating gaps, which may, in turn, lead to an inability to use the model adequately to help those who come to you with their suffering.
Can I start this Course even after it has already started?
If you register after this Course has already started, you must agree to watch all the self-study (recorded) classes before you attend your first live class. Otherwise, you will likely be unable to understand the model, and you will therefore not be able to use it to properly help others.
Are there any other requirements to getting a certificate besides completing each and every one of the classes?
Yes. (1) After each of the classes, you must take and pass a post-test and complete an evaluation. You must score at least 80% to obtain a CEU certificate for that particular class. (2) At the end of the course, we will verify if you received all certificates for each individual class. (3) Once you have all certificates, you must present a paper that contains at least the following points: A. Your summary of the Course; B. The main points; C. Your personal take; D. How it differs from all other known forms of psychotherapies; D. How it is meant to be transformative and mind-changing for everyone who will seek your help; E. What will it take for its transformative elements to remain intact; F. How you plan to ensure fidelity as you practice it. There is no exception to this requirement. No one will be able to receive a certificate of completion for this Course without having met the above requirements.
Does this Course offer CEUs?
CEUs are approved for this Course by the NASW for all social workers throughout the United States, except the following three states: New Jersey, Michigan, and West Virginia. This Course also offers CEUs for all social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in the state of New York.
What are your reimbursement policies?
Anyone who registered for this Course through any of the three payment plans, and who wishes to withdraw, for whatever reason, is entitled to a reimbursement, with no questions asked other than for improvement purposes. The reimbursement will be minus the price of each single class attended by the date of wish to withdraw.
Is this whole Certificate Course at No additional cost for all SWEET Members?
The SWEET Institute pledges to make all courses available for free to all members who have unlimited, full access memberships. We ask these members to please not pay for the Course to avoid the use of resources required in the reimbursement process. If you have an unlimited, full access membership and are having difficulties registering for free, or if you are unsure if your membership plan is unlimited, please contact us at [email protected]
In addition to discounts, what else do I get for signing up for the Course?
You have access for free to the Practice Group that takes place twice monthly for 90 minutes each session. This Practice Group is like group supervision on the implementation of the model; review of key points for further clarification; and any additional insight needed in the application of the model in clinical care or in coaching.
What is the best way to apply this Psychotherapeutic Model in my practice?
This model is designed to always work, but it needs to be implemented adequately. Adequate implementation entails ensuring that clients practice their daily insights and apply them on a daily basis. For that to take place, you will be making use of accountability, which requires each and every one of your clients to have an accountability partner.
What is the best way to ensure that each and every one of my clients has an accountability partner?
One of the best ways to do so is to run a weekly group with all your clients with whom you will be applying this model. In this group, you will be pairing up your clients and each pair will be responsible to help hold each other accountable. Each pair will also have a scheduled time to speak on a weekly basis for at least twenty minutes.
Does that mean I will need to know how to run groups?
At the end of this one-year Psychotherapy Certificate Course, you will find yourself skilled in not only running your groups, but also will discover many other talents in you that you may currently not be aware of.
Is this Certificate Course to help clinicians, or for clinicians to better help their clients?
This Psychotherapeutic Model is likely to be novel for most clinicians and coaches and almost all clients. For clients to best benefit from it, their clinicians ought to learn it. As clinicians and coaches learn the model in preparation to help their clients, they too will have gone through a process of transformation.
What if, as a clinician or coach, I just want to learn the model to help my clients, and I do not wish to improve my own life?
What any clinicians or coaches wish to do with their own life is not a requirement to learn the model to help their clients. What will happen is that as one learns the model to help their clients, one will likely find it useful for one’s own life as well.