Self-Study Webinar: Spanish Speaking Skills: Establishing and Maintaining Safety for Our Spanish Speaking Clients

Self-Study Webinar

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1 CEU Credit for LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs

You know you need to establish and maintain safety, but how do you do that with a Spanish speaking patient and client when you don't know the language? Spanish Skills for Clinicians series has the answer for you.

Join us, surprise yourself, and take your practice to the next level.

At the end of this webinar you will have:

  1. Spanish words and phrases that are key in a clinical setting;
  2. How to develop rapport with Spanish-speaking clients and their families;
  3. How to assess the psychosocial history and other clinical information;
  4. Tools to enhance your overall clinical work and professional development;
  5. Cross-cultural concepts to consider in working with Spanish-speaking patients.


"One of the best webinars I've attended in awhile."

- Lorna, LMSW

There are a handful of states that the NASW does not cover because those states want to maintain their independent authority to approve, or not, providers and courses. In New York State, the Office of Professions controls the approval process. We are an approved provider by the NY State Office of Professions. In other words:

  • In the State of New York, SWEET Institute is approved by the Office of Professions under Dr. Sidor Psychiatric Services as a CEU provider for social workers (#SW-0471) and mental health counselors (#MHC-0127).
  • Our live and self-study webinars are individually approved by the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 additional states. SWEET courses are NOT approved by the NASW National CE Approval Program in: Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia.

89% of SWEET Webinar Attendees feel that the courses give them practical information they can use in their everyday 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 quadruple board certified psychiatrist, with board certifications in Psychiatry and Neurology (General Adult Psychiatry), Child and Adolescent, Addiction, and Forensic, Psychiatry. He has training in public and community psychiatry, psychopharmacology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also has training in Motivational Interviewing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, and family and couples therapy. He has clinical, teaching, and supervision experience; he has mentorship, coaching, and management, skills; and he has experience as a primary care physician, in public speaking and writing. Dr. Sidor also has skills in leadership, research, program development and project management. His overall goal is to help all health professionals, throughout the United States and globally, access the tools they need to feel empowered to provide excellent patient care while also promoting their own self-care and burnout prevention. He is the main facilitator for the SWEET Institute, and he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University.Dr. Sidor was recently the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for CASES (Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services) where he continues to provide psychiatric care. 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, has wide clinical, teaching, supervision and mentorship experience that spans 18 years. She also has a vast experience working in the criminal justice system, in community mental health, in teaching, and in management. Her added passion is in education, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that social workers and other non-medical practitioners feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the co-facilitator for the SWEET Institute. She was most recently the Court Operations Director at CASES. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She is also a trainer at the CUCS Academy, and Howie T. Harp. She has a private practice for people impacted by workplace trauma and also provides clinical supervision.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for?
This webinar series is for health professionals who are looking to connect with their patients and clients, or their family members, who speak only Spanish.
Will I get continuing education credits for this course?
Yes. This course has been approved for 1 CEU credit for LMSWs, LCSW, and LMHCs.
What if I miss the live webinar?
A pre-recorded version is followed immediately after the live webinar and will be made available for you to access at any time, from anywhere, at your convenience.
Are refunds available if I'm not happy with the course?
Absolutely! We focus on adding value and we, therefore, pride ourselves on our 100% money back guarantee policy. If at the end of the webinar you feel you have not gained any tools to help you grow personally or professionally, please let us know and you will be refunded.
Who is the Teacher?
Mardoche Sidor, MD speaks and writes fluently 4 languages, English, Spanish, French, and Creole. He is also proficient in Portuguese and has experience teaching foreign languages.
Do I need to know any Spanish for this Course?
No. This course is designed to give staff working with native Spanish speaking patients and clients, or their family members, skills to connect with them better. No matter your proficiency, you will learn not only the foundations of the Spanish language but also how to translate clinical terminology into meaningful engagement and bridge the gap between your Spanish speaking patients and clients, or their family members, and the work you are doing with them.
What is your cancelation policy for memberships?
Monthly Memberships: We trust that you will receive as much value as possible, and we are adding more value each day. You can cancel at any time and not have to pay the recurring monthly membership, should you choose to cancel. Annual Memberships: You are getting a 2-month discount because of your Annual Membership commitment. Furthermore, we trust that you will receive as much value as possible, and we are adding more value each day. You can cancel your Annual Membership within 30 days, and receive a full refund minus one-month worth of membership. After 30 days, you will have experienced SWEET enough to determine that it is indeed the right fit for you, and any cancellation after that will ensure that your Annual Membership does not renew at the expiration date. You will be able to continue to access all SWEET services during the remainder of your membership year.

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