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. 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.
Are there any other requirements to getting a final certificate besides completing each and every one of the classes?
Yes. (1) For Sessions #1-48, you must take and pass a post-test and complete an evaluation. You must score at least 80% on the post-tests to obtain a certificate for each of those sessions. You must also complete an evaluation for Sessions #49-50. (2) After completing all 50 sessions, email us at [email protected]
to request your final SWEET certificate of completion, and we will verify if you received all 48 certificates and took the evaluations for Sessions #49-50. 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 Course offer CEUs?
Sessions #1-48 in this Certificate Course are eligible for a total of 96 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), and Psychologists in New York State. Sessions #1-12 in this Certificate Course are not eligible for CEUs through the NASW National CE Approval Program. However, Sessions #13-48 are eligible for CEUs through the NASW National CE Approval Program for a total of 72 CEUs. For Sessions #1-48, you will receive a 2-CEU certificate for each individual session by email after your post-test is passed and your evaluation is completed for that session. Sessions #49-50 are review sessions, and do not have post-tests or certificates.
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?
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]
What else do I get for signing up for the Course?
You may request free access to the recordings of the Practice Group that took place during the Psychotherapy Certificate Course. Please email your request to [email protected]
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.