Secrets of Depression (Self-Study)



Understanding the secrets by mastering the principles, techniques, and steps that make the difference and always be therapeutic, engaging, effective and efficient when working with individuals with depression

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Depression is the number cause of suicide, it’s emerging as the number one cause of disability, and of burden of disease worldwide. Join us and learn the secrets of depression and work on making a major difference in the lives of our patients and clients

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Master the Diagnostic pitfalls to avoid when working with depression, how to avoid them, and how to tailor treatment in the most effective way possible.
  2. Learn how to design a strategic treatment plan, how to implement symptom contextualization for depression, and how to work with Similarities and Differences, when working with individuals with Depression
  3. Learn the 7 biological factors to always consider in Depression; the 3 psychological factors to always keep in mind; and the 3 social factors that cannot be missed if depression is to be addressed adequately
  4. Master how to elicit the Explanatory model of Depression; the Solution Model of Depression; and the Expression Model of Depression
  5. Master the 5 major differential diagnoses to always keep in mind when working with depression
  6. Become competent in the 5 practices to avoid at all costs when working with individuals with depression

During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning process where you will be learning what it takes to help your clients, and how to implement that in daily practice.

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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.


This course is 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.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

Here's what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:

"I love the seminars offered and the passion both Dr. Sidor and Karen exude in what they do. I receive many, many emails from different institutes but I am happy with what I receive at Sweet Institute. Thank you!" - Sonia, LCSW-R

"I appreciate the format of training as it fits my learning style." - Jessica, LCSW

"The session was helpful with helping clients learn to work with others." - Ricardo, LMSW

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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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