NASW-NJ newSWire
January 5, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 1/8, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 1/8, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 1/8, 6pm-7:30pm
Monday, 1/8, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, 1/9, 11am-1pm
Wednesday, 1/10, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 1/11, 7pm-9pm 
Tuesday, 1/16, 6pm-8pm
Thursday, 1/25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(2 CEUs) Why Can't They Love Me More?

Friday-Sunday, 2/2-2/4, 9am-4:30pm  
Friday, 2/2, 12pm-1:30pm
New Member Benefit- NASW members can sign up for Therapy Notes for the first time and enjoy a 30-day free trial and a 10% discount on their first year subscription. Read more here.
NASW Goals for 2018

Take time to click below and watch the annual NASW Holiday message from CEO Angelo McClain. The message covers NASW accomplishments in 2017 and what the Association aims to do in 2018.

Licensing Board Meeting to Review Proposed Regulations

Wednesday, 1/10/18 at 9:30am
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ

The Board of Social Work Examiners (Licensing Board) will be reviewing and discussing comments they received on their Proposed Regulations at their next meeting. Read the Proposed Regulations here.
You will need a photo ID to get into the building. Be sure to come early as there will be limited seating.
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! 
New Code of Ethics Effective January 1

In August 2017, the NASW Delegate Assembly approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code of Ethics since 1996. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice. Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. The new Code goes into effect on January 1, 2018. NASW hosted a live training on the revisions in October 2017.

You can view the recording of the training free. You also can earn 2 Ethics CE credits for the training for a nominal fee.

To view more classifieds on our Web site, click here.
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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!

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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          

Welcome Our New Advocacy Coordinator!

Please join NASW-NJ in welcoming Jeff Feldman as Advocacy Coordinator.  We are happy to have him back on board as a full-time staff member. Jeff has worked with us in many roles in the past and we're excited to have him back in the advocacy position!
New ICD-10 Code Changes

Each year the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), releases new updated, or deleted codes for the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM).  The updates to the mental and behavioral section of the ICD-10-CM began October 1, 2017 and are listed in the order that they appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

Clinical social workers should use the new codes to avoid reimbursement denials.
To read the list of new changes, click here
Join Before You Register for the NASW-NJ 2018 Annual Conference!

up to $140

Enjoy Membership benefits all year: 

- Discounted CE & Test Prep Courses
- Reduced rate for Private Practice Manual
- Free HIPAA toolkit 
- Legal & Ethical Consultations
- Private Practice Shared Interest Groups
- Free listing as a Clinical Supervisor
- 3 free CEUs during March
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Newsletters & Legislative Alerts
- Staff dedicated to member support
- And much more!

Become a member now at!
NASW-NJ  Executive Director  
Job Announcement

The National Association of Social Workers is seeking an experienced executive director for the New Jersey Chapter located in North Brunswick, NJ. Candidates will possess strong leadership and association management skills, and substantial knowledge of the social work profession and values.

For a complete position description and application instructions, click here.
NASW North Carolina Chapter Hiring Executive Director
The North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is seeking an experienced executive director with strong leadership and management skills, and substantial knowledge of the social work profession and values.

For a complete position description and application instructions go to:
Upcoming CE Programs
Teen Media Communication in a Multi-Cultural World: A Crisis of Communication 
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
January 8 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Whippany 
Hypnotherapy in Clinical Practice: Getting to the Unconscious through Deep Relaxation 
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
January 10 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Wayne 

Why Can't They Love Me More?
(2 Clinical CEUs)
January 25 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Bridgewater
Info & Registration

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 

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.
Cyber and General Liability Protection Now Available

Did you know you can be sued if one of your clients is injured at your office, or if sensitive client data and records are lost!

NASW Assurance Services, Inc. (ASI) is launching its new General Liability and Cyber Liability Insurance Programs. NASW members can add either or both of these optional coverages to their existing NASW-Endorsed Professional Liability Insurance Policy. New general liability and cyber liability protection are now available exclusively to NASW members!
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 - Register
March 9 - Register

LSW Test Prep
February 12 - 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:
January 8 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)   
January 8 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 
January 9 - Bergen (Holiday Party in Bogota)
January 11 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

Did you know that there is no limit to the number of online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.

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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