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Science, Spirituality, and Mental Health: Psychology

Thursday, March 5, 2020 7-8:00pm (EST)

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Science, Spirituality, and Mental Health

Get an edge on holistic, comprehensive, and integrated mental health care by mastering the intersection between Science, Spirituality, and Mental Health, through topical conversations between a psychiatrist, a social worker, and a psychologist.

Get better and faster results with your patients and clients by learning how use the holistic frameworks discussed in this series.

Learn concrete skills readily available for you to implement right away.


Join the SWEET Institute and David Maddux, PhD for this exciting series:

Dave Maddux holds a Ph.D. and Masters in Mythological studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from California State University, Fullerton.

Dave’s passion and specialty is in connecting symbolic interpretations of mythic and religious stories with their associations to the human experience and the psyche. His love of teaching propels him to share the wisdom found in ancient stories, poetry, mythologies, religions, and archetypal psychology and how it can be applied toward our own introspection and healing. His goal is to inspire others to discover their awareness and potential to become self-actualized individuals.

Dave has created a guided meditation, “Healing for Harmony,” designed to access your own ability to heal by working with your own sacred symbol of love. The sacred symbol, which can be a person, place, or thing, evokes the powerful force of love within your heart serving as a catalyst to release blockages within the energetic body. The goal of the “Healing for Harmony” meditation is to bring healing and to balance the body’s energy centers on the parasympathetic level.


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Additional Information:

  1. This series is on the third Thursday of every month for 60 minutes
  2. The facilitators of this series are Karen Dubin-McKnight who has her PhD in Social Work and is an LCSW, and Mardoche Sidor, MD, a quadruple board certified psychiatrist, and David Maddux, a PhD in Mythological Studies, who is also meditation facilitator and life coach, and was also a certified advanced personal trainer and yoga instructor specializing in sports injury and rehab for over 15 years
  3. This is strictly for personal and professional growth, and there is no CEU offered.


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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 who has worked both in the public and the private sector. He has done private work for eight years in three different states, and continues to consult with private practitioners throughout the US and abroad. He also has a background in leadership, management, public speaking, and program development. He also has experience in executive coaching, teaching, and writing. His overall goal is to help individuals, throughout the United States and globally. He is the CEO and President of the SWEET Institute, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and was previously Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for three different organizations. He speaks and writes fluently in four (4) languages—French, English, Spanish, and Creole, with intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and Italian.

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 almost 20 years. She has vast experience working in multiple systems bridging the gaps among different stakeholders including in the court, and community health, systems. Her added passion is in advocacy, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that women feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the COO and Vice President for the SWEET Institute. As Executive, she has previously held positions of Court Operations Director, 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, working with individuals who have experienced loss and trauma. She additionally provides clinical and management supervision.


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