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January 26, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 1/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday-Sunday, 2/2-2/4, 9am-4:30pm  
Friday, 2/2, 12pm-1:30pm
Tuesday, 2/6, 11am-1pm
Thursday, 2/8, 2pm-5pm
Thursday, 2/8, 7pm-9pm
Friday, 2/9, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 2/12, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 2/12, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 2/12, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 2/12, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, 2/13, 6pm-8pm
Monday, 2/19, 6pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 12pm-1pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 2/22, 10am-4pm
Thursday, 2/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 2/26, 6pm-8pm 
NASW Statement on Executive Order to Revoke Temporary Protective Status (TPS)

The National Association of Social Workers and its D.C. Metro Chapter oppose the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that it will end Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for El Salvador. The action is misguided and could lead to disturbing humanitarian consequences.  Read the full statement.
americanhero CE & The Arts: American Hero

(3 Clinical CEUs)
February 8
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick

Join us for a performance of American Hero, starring John Bolger, Kally Duling, Laiona Michelle and Armand Schultz. A facilitated CE discussion by Frank L. Greenagel II, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC will follow immediately after the show.

COST FOR THIS COURSE (theater ticket included):
NASW Member- $65
Non-Member- $75
NASW Student Member- $45

For information on the play and to register, click here. 
NASW-NJ is Hiring!
Membership Coordinator (18 hours/week)
Responsibilities: Assist members by phone/email; maintain Membership database; coordinate and participate in association events.
Requirements: Excellent customer service skills; previous database experience. Experience working with volunteers a plus. Ability to work independently and with team. Knowledge of membership/customer marketing, organizational and/or analytical skills helpful. Some evenings, some travel. Hourly rate: $17-$19/hour.
Email cover letter and resume to:
Subject line: Membership Position.  
Looking for a Few Good Social Workers
Have you ever wanted to run for public office?

Ready to Run® is an annual, bi-partisan program convened by the Center for American Women and Politics for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, become community leaders, or learn more about the political system.

NASW-NJ has a limited number of scholarship opportunities available for NASW members interested in attending the Ready to Run® program on March 9-10.  If you're interested in an NASW-NJ scholarship for this program, please email Jeff Feldman as soon as possible, but no later than February 16 to coordinate your registration.

Visit the Ready to Run® webpage for more details on this year's program.
NASW members who sign up for TherapyNotes for the first time enjoy a 30-day free trial and a 10% discount on their first-year subscription. Use promo code NASW. See more information here. 
TherapyNotes is an online practice management, billing, and scheduling system for mental health professionals. TherapyNotes facilitates the workflow through secure and streamlined software, accessible wherever and whenever you need it.  
Social Work Month starts March 1!
March is National Professional Social Work Month. This year's theme, " Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions," emphasizes how every community needs strong social work advocates, champions, and leaders.  

HAMILTON, NJ - LCSW - Immediate opening for therapist in our busy established private psychotherapy practice in Hamilton, NJ. We provide outpatient mental health counseling to a broad array of referrals. Ideal candidate will be 3 years post-license, have managed care credentials and experience with children and couples. A schedule of day and evening hours is necessary. Please send resume to:
WARREN COUNTY, NJ  -  St.Luke's University Health Network is looking for a part-time /20 hour per week, Behavioral Health Specialist for the network's Integration Program. Applicants must possess LCSW credentials with an active LCSW license in New Jersey. Responsibilities include providing brief therapeutic/support services, crisis intervention services and appropriate referral for services for patient in primary care settings. Qualified applicants apply:
To view more classifieds on our Web site, click here.
Host an Event for Social Work Month 2018 
Planning a Social Work Month event? Here are tips to make it a success
Social Work Month starts in a month and a half. One way to celebrate the month is to host your own Social Work Month event. Here are some tools to help you make your party or event memorable.
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Showcase your organization
to over 10,000 visitors each month.
Your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ  
website for 30 days.

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

For more information, contact
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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

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

NASW New Schedule for Private Practice Q&A Calls

 An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free monthly Q&A call-in session for NASW members. Each session focuses on a specific private practice subject. There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services. Sessions are an hour long and start at 12 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month.  

For the teleconference phone number and a list of monthly topics, NASW members click here. You will need your NASW username and password to log in. 
Upcoming CE Programs
Exploring the New NASW Cultural Competence Standards: United in Practice and Inclusion 
(2 General, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
January 30 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Hackettstown
Info & Registration 
Clinical Supervision Course- 3 Days 
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 3 Social/Cultural & 5 Ethics) 
February 2, 3 and 4 from 9:00am - 4:30pm in North Brunswick 
CE & the Arts: Performance of American Hero 
(3 Clinical CEUs) 
February 8 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at George Street Playhouse 
Teen Communication in a Multi-Cultural World: A Crisis of Communication 
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
February 12 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Whippany
Info & Registration 
Why Can't They Love Me More?
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
February 21 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Bridgewater
Ethics of Social Justice Advocacy: From the Micro to the Macro 
(5 General, Ethics CEUs) 
February 22 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration 
Let's Talk About Opposition in Adolescence
(2 Clinical CEUs)
February 22 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Hidden Face of Modern Slavery & What Social Workers Should Know 
(2 General, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
February 26 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Westmont 
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site here.
Early Bird Rates Available!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

Today's Social Workers: United by Values, Working for Justice
April 29 - May 1, 2018
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Earn up to 23 CEUs!

Earn 2 extra Ethics CEUs at a Sunday morning Plenary, presented by NASW Code of Ethics Review Task Force Chair, Allan Barsky.

Attend a Private Practice Lunch & Learn to get tips on starting or expanding your practice, new technology standards, and billing.

Search for job openings in the conference mobile app.

And....due to it's popularity last year... Trivia Night is back and the competition is going to be fierce!

Early bird discount rates end February 14th! 

Sponsors, Exhibitors, & Advertisers!

View and download a copy of the exhibitor prospectus  HERE
- For registration via check or PO see pages 8-9 of the exhibitor prospectus.
- For registration online via credit card, click  HERE.

Call 732-296-8070 or email  for more information.

Attention Practitioners: Opioids & People with Disabilities

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is seeking input about the intersection of the 
opioid public health emergency, chronic pain, and people with disabilities.

Comments must be submitted by February 20, 2018.

With the NJSCSW,
IPS presents:
Conversation: #MeToo
The tidal wave of people coming forward with stories of sexual assault is having a major impact on our country; this has appeared to be a transforming moment in time. Women - and men - are feeling more liberated to tell their story and abusers are paying the price.

Sexual aggression is a problem that is deeply rooted in our culture--one in four women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Will this moment of reckoning ultimately change our culture? Recent developments are impacting our work with clients who have been victims (or perpetrators). 

We are hearing stories of abuse and discovering the characteristic ways that our clients have processed these experiences. How does this moment enrich our understanding of our clients --- as of ourselves?

January 28th 11:00am - 1:00pm
655 Pomander Walk, Teaneck,
$25 for Non-Members of IPS
2 CE's from NJSCSW.
Register at
or call 201-457-0809
Light refreshments offered.

NASW Practice Standards and Guidelines   
Are you meeting the benchmarks in service that patients should expect of you? NASW practice standards and guidelines reflect current and emerging best practice trends and are a critical component of the professional social worker's toolkit.
The Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice, and Poverty in New Jersey 
A recent report by the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey (APN) highlig h ts how  st ructural racism perpetuates poverty in New Jersey. The report presents recommendations for how our state can move toward the end of structural  racis m. 
View a summary of the policy recommendations
in the report.

 View the full report.

With the NJSCSW,
IPS presents:
Movie Event: Lion

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies will co-sponsor a viewing and discussion of the movie, Lion. Lion is based on a true story of a boy who was lost to his family in India and was adopted by an Australian family.

Early experiences with parental figures play a significant role in the psychological development of a child. Later in life, these early experiences often are transferentially recreated in new relationships. These dynamics are demonstrated in the movie, Lion.
February 11th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
655 Pomander Walk, Teaneck
$25 for Non-Members of IPS
2 CEUs from NJSCSW.
Register at  or call 201-457-0809
Light refreshments offered.
Test Prep Courses - App Now Included!
LSWGuide *NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters Exam Guide (written by Dawn Apgar, printed by Springer Publishing) AND a personal code to download the app version of the book and its supplemental materials.
LCSW- Clinical Test Prep
February 9 - SOLD OUT
March 9 - Register

LSW Test Prep
February 12 - Register (only 5 seats left!)
March 6 - Register
Private Practice Shared Interest Group (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 10 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
February 2 - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick)   
February 6 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 
February 8 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
February 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
February 12 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)  
For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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!
For more about NASW, click here.  To join NASW, click here.