Symptom Contextualization (Self-Study)



Why is it that you keep trying to treat without having the foggiest idea what it is that you are really treating?

Why is it that you keep thinking you know what you’re treating without realizing that this is part of your own unconscious blindness?

Why is it that despite your clients keep not getting any better, you refuse to take a step back to properly conceptualize their symptoms?

But no worries, it is not too late. You can learn the proper way if you join us for our seminar on Symptom Conceptualization.

Hosted by SWEET Institute

Join us for this significant seminar!

Learn and Earn 2 CE credits!

Doing something that has not been working without knowing that it has not been working is one thing. Doing something that has not been working while knowing that it has not been working is another thing. Time to stop this now. And start doing what is optimal by your clients and by your own personal and your professional life. You both can do and deserve better. Join us now.

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Learn the framework of the Socratic Motivational Practice to conceptualize symptoms.
  2. Learn the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice to properly conceptualize symptoms.
  3. Increased your tools for 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.

During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning process where you will learn 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:

"The seminar was comprehensive and interactive. I learned the symptom contextualization and importance of timing and open-ended questions in understanding clients." - Mia, LCSW

"It was helpful to have a reminder to utilize questions that follow a systematic flow and less rigid approach. The "dos" and "don'ts" were clear and helpful." - Gabrielle, LMHC

"I love the P triad and to focus on doing the contextualization in the chronology of HPI, HPS, and hx taking manner." - Grace, LCSW-R

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You can also select our Self-Study Webinar Plan for Unlimited Self-Study Courses!

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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