Socratic Motivational Practice: An Introduction - 5th Edition (Self-Study)



This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), and Psychologists in New York State

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Format: Self-Study Online Seminar


What is Socratic Motivational Practice? This is a modality created by the SWEET Institute that encompasses the most important aspects of the best-known, evidence-based practices known to date. It helps make up for the shortcomings of many effective treatment modalities. It takes into account both the hard and soft skills, both of which are needed for any evidence-based practice to really work as it was designed to.

Please join us for an in-depth dive into the Socratic Motivational Practice and be ready to implement it right away.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this online seminar, you will have:

  • Discovered why EPS like CBT, DBT, and MI fail to work at times.
  • Mastered the soft skills that are required to stand out as a clinician.
  • Mastered the framework of the Socratic Motivational Practice and be ready to implement it right away.
  • Increased your tools of talking with patients and clients, by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently at the end of the seminar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
  • Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  • Received your certificate by email after your post-test and evaluation are completed.

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.

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

“Learning style and content is always excellent. Very concrete, action steps to use to integrate in treatment immediately.” - Grace, LCSW-R, LCSW

"Easily communicating between myself, the staff, and the presenter." - Kathryn, LCSW

“The interactive education style, time flew, and learning happened. The interaction was the focal point, not the PowerPoint. I love that!" - Elizabeth, LCSW

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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.

SWEET Curriculum

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