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Excellence is not ego driven. Rather it is what takes place naturally once one is fully engaged, that is, is in the flow.

But.... does this state belong to only a few or are there steps one can take to get there?

Here are the first 3 steps our patients and clients can take to develop excellence:

  1. Think always in terms of advancement, improvement, and excellence, while always distinguishing it from procrastination and “perfectionism.”
  2. Turn your “I have to,” into “I am willing to,” and simply do it, and do it well, just for the sake of it
  3. Become genuinely interested in others and things, while always focusing on completing each task to satisfaction

If you wish to lean more about how to help your clients develop excellence, then find out if SWEET is the right place for you by doing the following:

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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, New York, and West Virginia.

89% of SWEET Webinar Attendees feel that the courses give them practical information they can use in their everyday life

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 loss and trauma and also provides clinical supervision.


"I loved that the course was full of concrete information, time boundaries were kept, great attention to detail and follow-up with everything referenced in course. I value instructor's commitment to clarity, understanding and learning!"

- Jennifer, LCSW

"Webinars often feel impersonal and passive; this one did not at all. An effective and memorable learning experience."

- Janice, LMSW

"Love the presenters. I feel like we know and respect each other."

– Debra, LCSW



"Your seminars are very interesting and useful, not just for the CEU's which in all honesty was what I started out as using SWEET for, but definitely came out with something more than expected! Thank you!"

- Robert, LMSW

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