May 26 , 2016    

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Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
 
Friday, 5/27, 9:30am-11am

Tuesday, 6/7, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Saturday, 6/11, 10:30am-4:30pm
(5 CEUs) Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice

Monday, 6/13, 9:30am-11am

Monday, 6/13, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 6/13, 6pm-7:30pm
Know Your CE Requirements   
 
Continuing Education (CE) Credits are required for each biennial (two year) licensing cycle. To renew your license (LSW or LCSW) or certification (CSW), you will need to have completed the required number of CE credits outlined below during the current biennial period, which is September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2016.

If you are an LCSW:
An LCSW shall complete a minimum of 40 credits of continuing education, of which at least 20 credits shall be in courses or programs directly related to clinical practice, 5 credits must be related to ethics, and 3 credits must be related to social and cultural competency. If the LCSW earns more than 40 credits during a biennial period, the LCSW may carry a maximum of eight surplus credits into a succeeding biennial period;

If you are an LSW: 
An LSW shall complete a minimum of 30 credits of continuing education, 5 of which must be related to ethics, and 3 credits must be related to social and cultural competency. If the LSW earns more than 30 credits during a biennial period, the LSW may carry a maximum of six surplus credits into a succeeding biennial period.

If you are a CSW: 
A CSW shall complete a minimum of 20 credits of continuing education, 5 of which must be related to ethics, and 3 credits must be related to social and cultural competency. If the CSW earns more than 20 credits during a biennial period, the CSW may carry a maximum of four surplus credits into a succeeding biennial period.
 
*Note: If an applicant initially obtains a license or certificate within the second year of a biennial license period (September 1, 2015 or later) the applicant shall complete not fewer than one-half of the minimum required credits of continuing education, 3 credits of which shall be related to ethics and 2 credits of which shall be related to social and cultural competency. An LCSW shall complete at least 10 of their 20 credits in programs which directly relate to clinical practice.  
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LCADC / APN / LCSW - Another Door Opens Recovery Center is seeking professionals for part-time positions immediately. Congenial atmosphere; Working with substance abuse and mental health. We also deal with dual-diagnosis disorders. Please contact Reja Patterson at rpatterson@adorc.org. Our facility is located in Trenton, NJ (near the Sun Arena).

 
OFFICE SPACE 
     
MERCER COUNTY - Established Psychotherapy practice has sublet space available.  Attractive space with calming atmosphere.  Great location in Quakerbridge Professional Center.  Overflow referrals possible. Contact Amy Kasternakis, LCSW at 609 586-2880. 

SHREWSBURY
- Sunny spacious 12 x 21 office in suite with other established clinicians. First floor; handicapped-accessible; free parking. Peaceful shared waiting room, kitchenette and bathroom. FT or PT. must see. Contact Cathy at 732-380-0012.

  
CONTINUING EDUCATION (non NASW Sponsored)*



* While these courses are not offered by NASW-NJ, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that can document approval by entities accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

   
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North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074


David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW
President


Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director          

 

Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event 
Members of the Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit gathered at the Flat Stone Tavern & Grill in Egg Harbor Township on 5/23 for a networking event.
For upcoming Unit events, check out our Event Calendar here.
Upcoming CE Courses   
 
Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice 
(5 Clinical, Ethics CE credits) 
June 11, 2016 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill 
Info & Registration

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making
(5 Ethics or Social/Cultural CE credits)
June 20, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in Edison
Info & Registration  
 
Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy: Enlivening Treatment with the Tools of Psychodrama 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
June 23, 2016 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Is Aging the Same for Everyone?: Health Disparities Within the LGBT Community 
(3 Social/Cultural CE credits)
Note: credits for this course are not valid for NY social workers 
June 29, 2016 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling 

(6 Clinical
, Ethics CE credits)
August 2, 2016 from 9:30am - 4:30pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Using Motivational Interviewing to Move Clients through the Stages of Change 

(5 Clinical CE
credits)
August 12, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses (and keep an eye out, since we'll be adding more!) on our Web site
NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Slows Transition to Fee-for-service 
 
After hearing feedback from numerous providers, two weeks ago the State announced that it would allow some providers to delay the transition to the new fee-for-service Medicaid system from January 1, 2017 to July 1, 2017. Still providers have concerns that the new Medicaid system for some mental health and addictions care will force providers to cut programs because of budget shortfalls.

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LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses  
June 26 - Register
 
July 9 - Register 

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
June 17 - Register
August 4 - Register
Private Practice Special Interest Groups (PPSIG) Meetings   

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 9 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at cmina@naswnj.org with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
May 27 (CANCELLED) - Hudson 
June 3 - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick) 
June 7 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
June 13 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
June 13 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
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30 days.

It will appear as a clickable link
right to your Web site.
Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!


For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at jhendryx@naswnj.org.

NASW-NJ MISSION STATEMENT

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is a diverse membership organization that promotes, develops, and strengthens the professional practice of social work and social workers. Through advocacy and public policy,
NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice for
individuals, families, and communities.
 
Please consider joining today!
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