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August 24, 2017
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Upcoming Events  

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Friday, 8/25, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters 
Thursday, 9/7, 7pm-9pm
Friday, 9/15 9:30am-3:30pm
Sunday, 9/24, 9am-4:30pm
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Join Us for the NASW-NJ Board Installation and Membership Dinner!

Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wilson Hall at Monmouth University

Earn 1.5 Ethics CEUs When You Want!

**Pre-recorded Webinar**
Social Work Licensure:
How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble  
(1.5 General, Ethics CEUs)

Want to avoid fines and keep your license? Sure you do! Learn what gets NJ social workers in trouble with the Licensing Board (NJBSWE), and how to prevent these problems in your social work practice.

Participants will purchase the course to access the recorded video (at your leisure), take a post-test and your CE certificate will be e-mailed to you within 1 week after successfully completing the post-test.

NASW Member - $15
Non-Member- $25

Purchase now
Seeking Presenters for 2018 Conference
Deadline extended to September 5

We are in the process of planning our 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in April 29 - May 1, 2018 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

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

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


Katherine Shear, MD., Center for Complicated Grief and David Grand, MD, Founder of Brainspotting method to keynote Voices of September 11th Knowledge to Practice: Pathways to Long-Term Healing. Saturday, September 9, 9:00-4:00 pm, Marriott Downtown Hotel, NYC. $100; 5 clinical CEUs: $35. Topics: long-term needs of victims' families and survivors, treatment modalities, and responding to mass violence. Register at

Council on Compulsive Gambling NJ will be holding its 35th Annual Statewide Conference - 9/15/17. This conference has been approved for 6 continuing education hours through co-sponsorship of Temple University Harrisburg, a PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselor pre-approved provider of continuing education.  These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal.  Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg.

** While these courses are not offered by NASW-NJ, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that can document approval by entities accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

*For information on what programs the BSWE approves:
*Click here to review Subchapter 13:44G - 6.4 of the NJ Social Work Regulations or
*Click here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education

To view more ad postings on our Web site click here.
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Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

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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:

September 7 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)
September 11 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
September 12 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

Upcoming CE Courses
Military Culture for Social Workers: Understanding their Strengths, Structure and Battles 
(5 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
Presenter: Patricia Spencer, LCSW 
Friday, September 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick 

When Addiction and Motherhood Collide- LIVE WEBINAR 
(2 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW
Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar
Info & Registration

How to be a Sex Positive Therapist: This is Not Your Gym Teacher's Presentation
(3 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST
Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in Wayne
Info & Registration

NASW-NJ Leadership Development Program:
Leading Through a New Lens
(20 General CEUs, including 4 Ethics & 4 Soc/Cultural)
October 27, 28, and 29 in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

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.
Join Us for Hill Day 2017

On October 2 - 3, join the  National Association of Social Workers  and the  National Council for Behavioral Health  for Hill Day 2017 in Washington, D.C.  
Hill Day is an opportunity for hundreds of behavioral health providers, consumers, family members, board members, administrators and community stakeholders to advocate for better resources for mental health and addiction treatment across the country.
Registration for Hill Day is free and includes access to policy sessions, workshops and keynote speakers on October 2. Visits to elected officials on Capitol Hill will take place on October 3.

With 20 national partners, Hill Day is the largest behavioral health advocacy event of the year. 

Learn more by clicking here. Click here to register.

The 2017 NASW Virtual Career Fair is an excellent resource for social work professionals, like yourself, to connect with the nation's top employers via Skype and Instant Messaging. Register today to create your Job Seeker Profile on NASW JobLink, and don't forget to flag your resume as a Virtual Career Fair candidate!

Job seekers will virtually connect with top social work employers via Skype and instant messaging.

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Test Prep Courses
test prep book (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW Test Prep
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LCSW Test Prep
October 6 - Register

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.
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