NASW-NJ newSWire
December 15, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Saturday, 12/16, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 12/18, 6pm-8pm
Saturday, 1/6, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 1/8, 9:30am-11:30am
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 
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!

New general liability and cyber liability protection are now available exclusively to NASW members!
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!
Registration Now Open!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

Today's Social Workers: United by Values, Working for Justice
April 29 - May 1, 2018
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! 
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 go to the homepage link on


KENDALL PARK, NJ  - Therapy Office Sublease Available PT/FT- Let go of the isolation of private practice and join us! Furnished psychotherapy offices available for sublease. Option to join our DBT consultation team; private practice mentorship. Rent varies $130- $600 per month. Contact:

MARLTON, NJ - Clinical Supervision provided in our Marlton office for LSW and LAC licensure. Groups now  forming. Individual sessions available as well. Join our smart and friendly  supervisors for an enjoyable and  professional learning experience.  Please call our office for details.  856.985.9091

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

NASW-NJ Private Practice Group
Holiday Gathering

Members of the North/Central Private Practice Shared Interest Group (PPSIG) gathered at Casa Luna Mexican Grille in Somerville on 12/11/17 for their annual holiday luncheon. 
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 
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.
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.
HUD Provides Information to NASW-NJ Members

Periodically, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publishes articles that might be of interest to Social Workers. Below are links to several of these.
To explore additional research, data sets, and publications, please visit:

Advocacy: New Washington Update Available Now

NASW continues to be involved in activities in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Update provides a roundup of NASW national advocacy. Stay informed about NASW legislative activity, coalition work, and more. NASW published its latest Washington Update on Nov. 20.
Legal Defense Fund Grants

The NASW Legal Defense Fund (LDF) was established in 1972 by the NASW Board of Directors to advance the legal interests of the social work profession.

One of the major ways in which this is done is through grants of financial assistance to defray the legal expenses of NASW members engaged in litigation related to the NASW Code of Ethics, social work principles, and/or standards of social work practice advocated by the association.

See more information here.
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

LSW Test Prep
December 16 - Register
January 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:
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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