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August 31, 2017
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Join Us for the NASW-NJ Board Installation and Membership Dinner!

Monday, September 25, 2017
Wilson Hall at Monmouth University
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.
Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Miriam Nisenbaum, Executive Director of NASW/TX, sent this message to Social Workers who want to respond to the devastating floods of Houston and Southeast Texas.  
"For Social Workers who want to come to Texas and provide services: The Governor of Texas has temporarily suspended the need for a Texas Social Work license ONLY if you are working in a hospital and in some cases if you are certified to accept Medicaid. 

NASW/TX is asking the appropriate authorities to temporarily suspend the need for a Texas License across the board so that all licensed, out-of-state folks can assist. However, this has not occurred yet.  You can check our website for updates which we are doing several times a day at"
For more info on volunteer and donation opportunities, click here. 



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 CEU"s: $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 consecutive 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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Training Room: Weekday starting  at $100 /  Weekend $300
Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

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North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

DMHAS Transfer Begins

The DMHAS transfer from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health officially took  effect this Monday, August 28th. The transition will take place gradually and is  expected to be completed by the end of October.

NASW-NJ and a near-unanimous group of mental health and addictions providers had opposed this transfer due to its abrupt, ill-timed, and poorly thought out nature. The Assembly passed a resolution to block it and the Senate was scheduled to cast the final vote to block the transfer last Friday. Unfortunately, Senate President Sweeney cancelled the vote on Thursday  due to inadequate attendance. This represents a win for Christie at the cost of an increased risk of disruption of services in NJ. We will be working with our partners to advocate for a successful transition  and will continue to update you as it unfolds.

You can read NASW-NJ's official testimony opposing the transfer by clicking here.
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.

Health Care Conference njahcsw
(6 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)

Social Work Issues in End of Life and Palliative Care Across the Health Care Continuum
(Given by the NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers)
October 16, 2017  from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Pines Manor in Edison
Note: CEUs valid for NJ licensed social workers, not for NY.
Full schedule and cost available on the conference homepage 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 Monday, October 2. Visits to elected officials on Capitol Hill will take place on Tuesday, 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.

Earn 1.5 Ethics CEUs  
On Your Own Time! 

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

LSW Test Prep
September 24 - Register 
LCSW Test Prep
October 6 - Register

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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