NASW-NJ newSWire
January 11, 2019
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Sunday-Tuesday, 1/13-1/15, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 1/14, 12pm-2pm

Wednesday, 1/16, 12-1pm

Wednesday, 1/23, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 2/5, 6pm-8pm

Friday 2/8, 9am-4:30pm


Through SocialWorkersSpeak.org 
NASW is helping to improve public understanding of the social work profession's strengths and expertise. This site allows social workers to critique and improve the way social workers and social issues are covered in the news media, and portrayed in the entertainment industries.

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Registration Now Open!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition
 
Social Work: Our Stories, Our Strengths
April 28 - April 30, 2019
Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ 

Reinvest
  • Earn up to 23.5 CEUs in one incredible weekend.
  • Learn about telemedicine best practices at our pre-conference program.
Reconnect
  • Chat and meet up with exhibitors, sponsors and employers.
  • Network with friends and new colleagues.
Recharge
  • New! Melt away your stresses with discounted spa treatments at the luxurious Spa Toccare.
  • New! Shop at various Borgata stores and get 25% off.
  • New! Join us for a special cocktail reception at the Water Club Pool!
Join us as an Attendee or Exhibitor! See info on pricing, schedule, & registration.

Early bird discount rates end February 18!
NASW-NJ is proud to be a participant in the 2019 Women's March on New Jersey. Join fellow social workers, advocates, and concerned citizens as kindred spirits of women, grounded in diversity, celebrate the unique beauty of their strengths and differences.

DATE: Saturday, January 19, 2019 
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ

View the flyer for more information.

Participation is FREE! Visit the website or facebook page to register.
Hour with Private Practice Q&A:  What You Should Know To Be Successful in Private Practice 2019

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members
(no CEUs)

Wednesday, January 16
Teleconference (12-1pm)
*Please note: New Dial-In Info for 2019

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
Fore more information on how to join the call, click here.
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NASW-NJ Online CE Courses

Looking to take some of your courses from home? NASW-NJ is making it affordable!

Our current offering of pre-recorded webinars can be found here.
EMPLOYMENT

HAMILTON, NJ - Rewarding Opportunity! FT/PT positions available for LCSW with busy, well-established, private group practice in Mercer County. Experience with children, adolescents and families and willingness to work 2 - 3 evenings per week preferred. Send cover letter and resume to IBH2079@gmail.com.
MONTCLAIR, NJ -Support / Process Group specifically for therapist in Montclair, NJ has openings. Connect, relate and develop professionally and personally alongside peers in a confidential setting. For more information p lease contact : Karen Greenberg, LCSW @ 732-241-6738

 
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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Our weekly round-up of state and national news relevant to the social work profession in New Jersey
(subscription may be required to access some articles)

 PHOTO GALLERY
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NASW-NJ
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
President
 
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

Ethics NASW Member Resources

 

Reduce your risk of an ethics complaint with these FREE NASW resources:

  • NASW Code of Ethics, which helps guide the decision-making and everyday professional conduct of social workers
  • Ethics tip sheets, which help you uncover ethical considerations in a given topic area
  • Ethical Standard of the Month (ESOM) series, which walks you through the recently revised NASW Code of Ethics, highlighting significant revisions, and helps you understand and apply the Code appropriately
  • Self-study webinar on the 2017 revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics to help you understand the rationale behind the revisions and the implications for social work (free, no CE credit)
  • Free ethics consultations for when you are facing a job-related ethical dilemma
  • NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines, which describe the optimal services that you should provide as a social worker, employers should support, and consumers should expect
Highlight a Special Social Worker
Seeking inspiring stories for publication in multiple outlets

NASW-NJ is collecting stories of social workers in New Jersey--stories of social workers creating programs, leading research, helping clients, students, driving community advocacy, providing clinical support, etc. We plan to begin sharing these stories in March 2019 during Social Work Month via our online blog, social media, FOCUS, and will even feature a few as part of our collaboration with New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Do you know a social worker who is doing exceptional things in our state? Do you have a story to share? We'd love to hear!

Please complete the form to nominate a social worker--and remember, all submissions must be of individuals with a formal social work degree (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)!
CMS Quality Payment Program Exclusion: What This Victory Means for Clinical Social Workers

In June 2019, CMS-1693-P, the proposed rule for the 2019 physician fee schedule, listed clinical social workers as eligible providers for the 2019 quality payment program. NASW responded to the proposed rule explaining why it would be problematic for clinical social workers to report quality measures successfully in 2019. For now, the 2019 MIPS exclusion is a victory for clinical social workers who have reported relief and contentment for the exclusion.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
 
This course includes:
  • your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical Exam Guide ($90 value!) 
  • a personal code to download the app version of the book 
  • access to the interactive practice test and supplemental materials
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
February 23 (new date!) - Register
March 11 - Register

LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
February 8 - Register
3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)

These courses are for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours. The course meets the NJ BSWE requirement for 20 continuing education credits related to supervision, and also includes 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural Competence CEUs. This course is held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members

Friday March 22 through Sunday March 24
Presented by Manda Gatto, LCSW
Info & Registration

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ADVOCACY/TAKE ACTION
Mental Health Parity Hearing on January 17

NJ Senate Bill 1339 will be heard on Thursday, January 17 at 1 p.m. before the Senate Commerce Committee.The measure would more fully implement requirements that insurance plans reimburse for behavioral health issues similar to the way they cover physical ones.Insurance carriers would have to document steps they've undertaken to comply with parity. The state Department of Banking and Insurance would be charged with enforcement. The information supplied to DOBI would be publicly available on the Department's website.The Committee Hearing will take place in Room 6 on the First Floor of the Statehouse Annex at 131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. We'd like to fill this large room with our supporters. So, if you can attend, your presence would be a valuable contribution to the day's effort. 
Clinical Supervision webinar
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All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for NJ social workers.
NASW MISSION STATEMENT

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.
 
Please consider joining today!
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