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July 20, 2018
Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 7/23, 10am-4pm

Tuesday, 7/24, 5pm-6pm

Tuesday, 7/24, 6pm-8pm

Monday, 7/30, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 8/10, 9am-4:30pm

Wednesday, 8/15, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 8/15, 6pm-8pm

Friday-Sunday, 8/17-8/19, 9am-4:30pm

Thursday, 8/23, 6:30pm-8:30pm

NASW-NJ provides  the ONLY list of clinical social work supervisors in NJ! The Clinical Supervision Registry is a free member benefit ($250/year value). 

For more information click HERE!

Take the Clinical Social Work Survey
NASW-NJ is working with the NJ Department of Human Services to explore the possibility of LCSWs becoming approved as independent behavioral health care providers under Medicaid/NJ Family Care. This recognition of LCSWs' skills and training as mental health professionals is long overdue.

In order to move forward with this process, we will need to provide information about the number of LCSWs in NJ who would choose to become Medicaid providers and the estimated number of Medicaid clients who would be served by these providers.

If you are an LCSW in NJ or are working towards your LCSW, please take a moment to complete this important survey to assist us in gathering the required information. You can access the survey here.
NASW-NJ Awards Nominations
Celebrating Excellence and Service in Social Work

We are accepting nominations for the following awards:
-Social Worker of the Year
-Lifetime Achievement 
-Public Citizen of the Year
-Elected Public Official of the Year
-Outstanding Service

Deadline for Nominations is August 15, 2018.

For more information, refer to the Chapter Awards page on our website.
NASW Launches First-Ever Online Community- my NASW
MyNASW Community is a great place to connect with leaders in social work. 

Check out this exclusive members-only community at and expand your network today!
Renew Social Work License/Certification
The Division of Consumer Affairs has mailed all license and certification renewal notices for NJ social workers.
If you are a NJ LCSW, LSW or CSW you should have received your renewal notice. If you have not yet received a renewal notice, click here for instructions on how to renew without your notice.

Do NOT send or upload CE documents when you renew. Although there is a place to upload documents on the renewal page, the Board does not want them at this time. 

The renewal deadline is August 31, 2018.
For information on renewal, CE requirements and where to find additional CEU programs, click here.
Not an NASW Member Yet?

What are you waiting for?! Click here to learn about member benefits! 

MATAWAN, NJ- Clinical Supervisor LCSW Opening - Stress Care of NJ, is looking for a FT LCSW Clinical Supervisor for IOP/PHP Programs. Flexible hours and full benefit packages available. Visit us at . To Apply contact Alex Smuklavskiy Fax: 
732-679-4549 or Email
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- Beautiful professional office. Furnished and renovated. Full or Part time. Utilities included. Conveniently located and well maintained. Shared waiting room and kitchenette. Contact Dr. Leslie Bronstein 732-266-5343 or

 Three large, sun-filled offices, plus waiting room in an all therapist building. Ample on-site parking. Will rent individually.
$780/month. Location 93 Franklin Turnpike. Opportunity for referrals. Contact steve @201-819-3344 or email:
Get Exposure!  

Showcase your organization
to over 20,000 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
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.
Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events.

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          

CE Webinar on Upcoming Licensing Changes (2 Ethics CEUs)
Now available for self-study! If you missed our live webinar, we have it ready for you to purchase. Learn about changes that may affect you and earn 2 Ethics CEUs!

Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses
Can Men be Discriminated Against? The Ethical Treatment of Men
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on July 23 in North Brunswick

(Live Webinar) Understanding Body Image Issues
2 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 30 via webinar

Sensory Processing: What is It? Why Should a Social Worker Care?
3 Clinical CEUs on August 3 in Wayne

(Live Webinar) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth
2 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs on August 23 via webinar
Seeking Presenters for 2019 Conference
We are starting to plan our 2019 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 28 - April 30, 2019 at the beautiful Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
Click HERE for information on submitting your proposal.

Want to Exhibit Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
Click HERE to provide us with your contact information.

Deadline for submissions is August 29. 
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Clinical Exam Guide *NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical 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.

Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

Upcoming LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
Friday, August 10 - Register

Upcoming LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, September 21 - Register
3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)
This course if 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 August 17 through Sunday August 19
Presented by NASW-NJ President, Dr. Tawanda Hubbard
Info & Registration

Friday September 14 through Sunday September 16
Presented by Patricia Spencer, LCSW
Info & Registration

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Weigh in on NASW Policy Statements through July 25

Get involved in the policy development process at NASW - member feedback is important. There are currently nine policies up for review. We invite NASW members to review and comment on these policies by visiting the Comment Forum June 25 - July 25, 2018:
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Community Development
  • Confidentiality and Information Utilization
  • Crime Victim Assistance
  • Family Violence
  • Hospice Care
  • Rural Social Work
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Voter Participation
Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that will require health care professionals, including social workers, to help keep firearms away from clients who may harm themselves or others. The legislation ( A1181 ) strengthens existing Duty to Warn or Protect law and requires clinicians to notify local police if a client makes a credible threat of violence, or is deemed to be a threat of violence, against themselves or others.   

We've prepared a Tip Sheet to help social workers understand the new reporting requirements. The information is also available under the "Clinical SW" drop-down on our Website.
Looking to gain leadership experience?
Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!
NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities. This is a great opportunity for members to build new skills while gaining leadership experience, influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts, impact your local social work community, boost your visibility/grow your network, and have fun!

The following Units need new leadership:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
  • Monmouth/Ocean

If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.


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.