NASW-NJ newSWire
January 18, 2019
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Tuesday, 1/22, 6pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, 1/23, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 2/5, 11am-1pm

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

Monday, 2/11, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 2/11, 6pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 2/12, 6pm-8pm

T hursday, 2/14, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, 2/20, 12pm-1pm

NASW membership dues can be paid in installments. You now may pay your membership renewal in full in two or three installments by your membership renewal date. 

For complete information, click HERE!


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.
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we honor and remember the words of Dr. King and his call to rise above our own self-interest to enact change for the betterment of all humanity. A social worker can strive for no less.   

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." 
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 

  • Earn up to 23.5 CEUs in one incredible weekend.
  • Learn about telemedicine best practices at our pre-conference program.
  • Chat and meet up with exhibitors, sponsors and employers.
  • Network with friends and new colleagues.
  • 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 host of 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.

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

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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30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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

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

Know Your Rights: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

As many of you know, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (i.e. methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone) has been proven to be safe and effective. Evidence demonstrates that MAT increases treatment retention while reducing morbidity and mortality, opioid use, overdoses, and risk behaviors that transmit HIV and hepatitis C.  

Despite decades of research and evidence, some drug treatment providers still discriminate against people on MAT which can be deadly and it is against the law. In January 2018, NJ enacted legislation to protect individuals who are using MAT from discrimination by drug treatment providers. Please see this new factsheet for more information.
If you have or someone you know has been denied other drug treatment services because they are using MAT, please contact the State of NJ at the numbers below:
  • Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Hotline: 1-800-382-6717
  • Department of Banking and Insurance Consumer Hotline: 1-800-446-7467
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.
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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Clinical Supervision webinar

All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for NJ social workers.

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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