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Self-Study Webinar: Treating Depression without Medication

Self-Study Webinar

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SELF-STUDY WEBINAR


2 CEU for LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs

Is medication the only way to effectively treat depression? Is there another way to treat patients with depression? Are there ways we can help our patients and clients feel relief from depression without medication?

Please join us, arm yourself with tools, enhance your practice, and the lives of your patients, clients, and their families.

At the end of this webinar, you will have:

  1. Learned the framework of the Socratic Motivational Practice to increase the effectiveness of your work with patients and clients with depression.
  2. Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice to work with patients and clients with depression.
  3. Increased your tools to helping our 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. A 15 minute case consultation available at the end of each webinar on any case pertaining to the topic or not.
  6. 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:

“Smooth process as always and convenient. Top tier presentations and true appreciation to share and teach members."

- Mark, LMSW

"I appreciate this exceptional professional learning opportunity that is offered live online."

- Anny, 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 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

SWEET Curriculum


  Treating Depression without Medication
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Frequently Asked Questions


I see you have a membership. What do I get with it?
A SWEET Membership entitles you to: unlimited access to all live and pre-recorded self-study webinars; and unlimited access to our special Empowerment and Guest-Speaker live and pre-recorded webinar series. A SWEET membership also entitles you to: 1 clinically-driven, pre-recorded discussion and demonstration webinar each month; 50% discount for in-person seminars (currently only available in New York City), in-person and online group supervision, in-person and online group coaching, annual conferences, networking events, and opportunities to be connected with other like-minded individuals around the world!
What is the SWEET Institute?
SWEET’s vision is to facilitate the empowerment of all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, and in turn, that of patients and clients they serve. Through empowerment, self-care will be promoted, burnout will be prevented, and excellent patient/client care will be upheld. At SWEET, we emphasize “the Why, the How, the What, and Then What, while using the Socratic and Desire Methods. SWEET’s mission is to facilitate empowerment through education, multimodal trainings, and a community established for all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, so we can all grow together.
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 completing a post-webinar exam for online learning, and an evaluation of the course. Once complete, your certificate will be emailed to you.
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/LMSW/LCSW/CASAC, do you provide CEU credits?
SWEET is currently approved to provide continuing education credits to clinicans in 45 states. We are approved by the New York State Department of Education to provide CEU credits to LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs. We are also approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. to provide continuing education credits to CASACs. Our webinars are individually approved by NASW in 44 additional states. The only states we currently cannot provide CEU credits for social workers are Idaho, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, and West Virginia.

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