Practice Group - Psychotherapy Certificate Course

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday beginning on January 14, 2021 from 7-8:30pm (Eastern Time)

Practice Group - Psychotherapy Certificate Course

A Practical Journey to The Course

A Transformative Psychotherapeutic Model

A Twice-Monthly Group Practice and Supervision throughout the year for the Psychotherapy Certificate Course Beginning on September 17, 2020 from 7-8:30pm (EDT)

On how to better understand the Model to better help your patients, your clients, your loved ones, or yourself, put an end to anxiety, loneliness, depression, and build a fulfilled life based on authentic happiness, success, and joy.

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

If you already joined the SWEET transformative Psychotherapy 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 - then you want to take advantage of this twice monthly practice group.

At the end of each practice group you will be able to:

  1. Learn how to better implement the model.
  2. Review key points for further clarification.
  3. Inquire about or receive any additional insight needed in the application of the model in clinical care or in coaching.


This is Free for all members and everyone who has signed up for the one-year course.


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Session Dates:

  • September 17, 2020
  • October 1, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • Winter Break - December 3, 2020 to January 13, 2021
  • January 14, 2021
  • January 28, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • February 25, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • March 25, 2021
  • April 8, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • June 10, 2021
  • June 24, 2021
  • July 8, 2021
  • July 22, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • August 26, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • September 23, 2021
  • October 14, 2021
  • October 28, 2021
  • November 11, 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Psychotherapy Practice Group?
This is a 90-minute group where clinicians and coaches get to practice the learning and training from the one-year Psychotherapy Certificate Course.
Is this only for those attending the one-year Psychotherapy Certificate Course?
No, anyone can attend. This is because: 1. While the discussion will be related to the practice of the materials of the Psychotherapy Certificate Course, a lot of soft skills on how to best help the clients apply the materials and do the exercises will be emphasized. These soft skills will be helpful to everyone. 2. Anyone can use the practice group to get to experience the practice of this psychotherapeutic model prior to signing up for the one-year course.
How is this Practice Group different from the one-year Psychotherapy Certificate Course?
The one-year Psychotherapy Certificate Course is systematic, methodical, and has pre-set milestones for everyone to meet so they can meet their certificate requirements. The Practice Group is auxiliary to the Certificate Course, in that it helps facilitate the process for all Course participants, allowing them to review essential concepts that may need further clarification. The Practice Group will also help course participants bring questions they may have as they implement the model with their clients.
How often does this Practice Group meet and for how long?
This Practice Group will meet twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from 7-8:30pm Eastern Time. The Practice Group will run parallel with the Psychotherapy Certificate Course. It will, therefore, start and end around the same time as the one-year Psychotherapy Certificate Course.
What is the setup for this Practice Group?
While the Practice Group will not be as systematic and methodical as the Certificate Course, there will be a framework. There will be some flexibility within the following framework: A. 1st 1/3: Opportunities are given to any participant to ask any questions about any of the concepts or materials of the course; B. 2nd 1/3: Opportunity for any participant to present a clinical case related to the application of the psychotherapeutic model; C. Last 1/3: Opportunities to review the last two classes presented during the Certificate Course preceding the Practice Group of that week.
Is this Free?
If you have been a SWEET member prior to 2021 or a participant of the one-year Psychotherapy Certificate Course, this is free for you.
What else do I need to know?
Mark your calendar. Relax with a cup of tea or your favorite beverage and be ready to embark on one of the most transformative experiences of your life.

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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 and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons. He has 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 6 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, and The Power of Faith, and 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.

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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