Cognitive Errors that Lead to Burnout and What to Do

Cognitive Errors that Lead to Burnout and What to Do


Course Introduction


This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This course is also eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Live Online Seminar

Date and Time: Saturday, June 5, 2021 – 4-6pm (EDT)


So much is known about burnout, yet nothing has been reducing the rates of burnout overall. One significant aspect that has been missing is the crucial role of cognitive distortions, or as SWEET calls them, cognitive errors. In other words, as Einstein so aptly stated, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Yet, we expect to solve burnout without addressing the cognitive distortions that have led to burnout in the first place. What to do. Come join us and explore what the most common cognitive errors related to burnout are. Come see how we can use different strategies to restructure our cognition and help our colleagues, staff, supervisors, loved ones, and clients, recover from burnout, once and for all.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this online seminar, you will have:

  • Learned a framework to properly manage cognitive errors that may lead to burnout.
  • Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do’s and Don’ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice to properly manage cognitive errors that may lead to burnout.
  • Increased your tools of 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.
  • Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
  • Received your certificate by email after your post-test and evaluation are completed.

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.

Here’s what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:

“I appreciate how seminars are presented in a concise, flowing manner.” – Patricia, LCSW-R

“I’ve been a Social Worker for 20 years and it is a good feeling to have found a solid continuing education platform to learn from.” – Kerry, LMSW

“The course was organized and provides insightful understanding to work well with clients.” – Winnet, LMSW


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Karen 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.
Price $30.00
Instructor Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Duration 2 hours
Enrolled 0 students
Language English
Deadline June 5