Trauma-Informed Care (Self-Study)

Self-Study

Self-Study Webinar

2 CEU for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, and CASACs

So many buzzwords in mental health, and if you're like us, you must be asking lots of questions. Except that the poorer the definition of the term, the less clear it is in our mind; the less clear it is, the less likely we are able to fully articulate it, express it, and apply it. Whether you are here just for your CEUs, or know that there is always room to improve as a clinician, or that continuing education beyond CEUs is the least we can do given how fast our field is growing, then trauma-informed care with the SWEET Institute can be a life-changing journey for you.
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AT THE END OF THIS WEBINAR, YOU WILL:

  1. Learned the framework of the Socratic Motivational Practice in effectively working with those who are impacted by trauma and apply trauma-informed care.
  2. Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice in effectively working with those who are impacted by trauma in a way that demonstrates a trauma-informed approach.
  3. Increased your tools to talking with patients and clients by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently, at the end of the webinar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
  4. Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  5. Received your certificate by email immediately after your post-test and evaluation are completed.


HERE'S WHAT OUR ATTENDEES ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR SWEET WEBINARS:

"Dr. Sidor explained this topic and techniques in an effective manner and engaged all participants. I found this to be an interesting topic and enjoyed how we were able to utilize such tools with present-day situations."

– Rosalind, LMSW

"Dr. Sidor was a great presenter, very organized, explained everything clearly. He broke more technical terms in layman's language and also explained how to explain things to patients/clients in easier language. It was all very well organized, presented, and Dr. Sidor was very engaging and has a good sense of humor."

Myrena, LMSW

"I felt that practicing the technique with the facilitator was very helpful both personally as well as learning how to teach the process."

Elayna, 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.


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89% of SWEET Webinar Attendees felt that the course they attended gave them practical information they could use in their everyday life

Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator


Mardoche Sidor, MD and Karen A. Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Mardoche Sidor, MD and Karen A. Dubin, PhD, LCSW

Mardoche Sidor, MD

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 limiting to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 3 books including Journey to Empowerment; Discovering Your Worth; and The Power of Faith. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW

Karen Dubin-McKnight, 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 over 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive-Level positions and is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She maintains a private practice, working with individuals who have experienced loss and trauma, and also provides clinical supervision and management training. She is also a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.


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

- Janice, LMSW

"This webinar broke down a very difficult topic."

- Ellen, LCSW

"Instructors were friendly, acknowledged all participants, answered all questions, spread proportionate time on the various concepts."

- Vito, LMSW

"I really liked the manner and clarity of how the facilitators presented the material. Also, the incorporation of the role play cemented the theories and concepts into practice, which further clarified and magnified the core principles."

- Barbara, LCSW

Frequently Asked Questions


I see you have a membership. What do I get with it?
A SWEET Membership entitles you to: two (2) live webinars per month; unlimited access to our library of pre-recorded webinars; and access to 8 new SWEET articles each month. A SWEET membership also entitles you to: 1 clinically-driven, pre-recorded discussion and demonstration webinar each month; discounted rates for in-person seminars (currently only available in New York City), in addition to discounts to annual conferences, networking events, and opportunities to be connected with other like-minded individuals around the world!
What is the SWEET Institute?
SWEET Institute is a community of clinicians and advocates who believe that systemic change is only possible when we all come together, fight for a variety of social justice causes, and do so by investing in a collective learning process that empowers, fosters reflection, critical thinking, and the implementation of skills acquired during our seminars. At SWEET, we emphasize “the Why, the How, the What, and Then What," while using the Socratic and Desire Methods. We are a community united in vision and purpose towards bringing the needed changes. This can be accomplished through solidarity, empowerment, and education. By focusing on and developing the strengths, drives, passions, and skills of clinicians and advocates, we can all make a transformative impact in the lives of our patients and clients and the system as a whole.
How different are these webinars? Will I be able to interact with the Course Facilitator(s)?
Absolutely. One of the keystone paradigms of the SWEET Institute is the collective learning process. This is accomplished using the Socratic Method and is based on the most up-to-date adult learning theories. Integrating this process into our in-person seminars and live webinars creates a unique and dynamic learning experience for all of us. It is essential to us that a comfortable learning environment is created, so that anyone who attends our webinars or in-person seminars participate and are able to take risks and push themselves to gain deeper knowledge. In our webinars, this will be done through our chat feature. Also, both Mardoche and Karen are available for consultation and clarification following webinars and in-person seminars or by email at [email protected]
How will I get CEUs?
At the end of the webinar, you will be required to complete a post-webinar exam for online learning, and an evaluation of the course. Once complete, you will be able to download your certificate.
Are you available for in-person or online training for agencies, including those outside New York?
We are! We will first need to learn more about the specific needs of your agency/organization. This way we are able to customize our seminars/webinars to ensure that it is the best fit possible for the staff.
I’m an LMHC, do you provide CEU credits?
SWEET is currently approved by the New York State Office of Professions to provide CEU credits to LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs. Please check with your state to determine if the CEUs are transferrable. We are able to provide CEUs for social workers throughout the US.

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