It was March 6, 2017, when Mardoche Sidor, a psychiatrist, and Karen Dubin-McKnight, a social worker, sat for their usual work-lunch meeting. This time something weighed heavy on their hearts: “I am tired of seeing all these dedicated clinicians and advocates, so passionate and brilliant, end up burntout,” says one. “Yes, it’s frustrating. They stand for a cause, work hard, seek the client’s best interest, and yet they and their agencies are deprived of the space they need to make an impact,” added the other.
Mardoche and Karen agreed that something had to be done and teamed up to work on adding value to clinicians, advocates, and their agencies. Little did they know that was the beginning of the SWEET Institute.
SWEET helps catalyze a trans formative impact by creating a space to reflect, emphasizing Collective Learning, and focusing on the unique strengths of each clinician and advocate.
· Public and Community Mental Health
· Vulnerable populations
· Private practitioners
· Leadership and Management
· Staff-Agency Harmony
· Personal and Professional Growth
Our Paradigm Include
• Soft skills and critical thinking
• Collective Learning
• Socratic and Desire Methods
• Empowerment tools
• Emphasis on clinical and system-based practices
• A diverse team, modeling the importance and value of collaboration in making change.
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.
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.
Our Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board is rich in strong leadership in mental, and behavioral health. They are recognized both national and internationally. Also included are members from the financial services industry, law, and technology.