November 5, 2015   

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.  
Sunday, 11/8, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 11/9, 9:30am-11am

Monday, 11/9, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 11/9, 6pm-8:30pm

Monday, 11/9, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 11/10, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, 11/12, 7pm-9pm

Friday 11/13 - Sunday 11/15

Tuesday, 11/17, 12pm-2pm

A Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman 
NASW-NJ Congratulates the PACE Endorsed Winners of this Week's Election 
We look forward to working with the members of the Assembly to advance policies that affect social workers and the people we serve. 
Click here to see which candidates won.

Leadership Certificate Course Next Week (20 CEUs)
There are only a few seats available for the next round of our NASW-NJ Leadership Development Certificate course, coming up on November 13-15. This acclaimed 20-hour course with its star lineup of instructors will help you develop your program management and leadership skills, while you network throughout the weekend with a great group of colleagues. We are delighted to announce that it is now also valid for those of you licensed in New York. See below for more information on the Leadership Development Certificate course and to register.  

Leadership Development Certificate:
Leading Through a New Lens

(20 Non-Clinical CEUs, including 4 Ethics & 4 Social/Cultural CEUs)  

November 13 - 15, 2015

Spruce up your skills and bolster your resume by obtaining a NASW-NJ Leadership Development Certificate! We recognize that all of you are inspirations to your clients, supervisees and colleagues, and we want to give you the extra tools you need to be a solid leader. This program is relevant for seasoned social workers who are looking to hone their skills and for emerging social work professionals who are preparing for leadership roles.

You can choose to attend for 1 day, 2 days -- or if you choose to complete all 3 days -- you will obtain the NASW-NJ Leadership Development Certificate.

For those licensed in NY: NASW New Jersey Chapter SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0138.

For full description, cost, and to register, click here. 
2016 NASW-NJ Chapter Elections

Is it time to be a Leader in your NASW-NJ Chapter?
If so, then we want to hear from you!

We are currently seeking potential candidates to fill the following positions on the Chapter Board of Directors:
- President-Elect
- Secretary
- Central Regional Representative
- Southern Regional Representative
- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)
- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)

Also, the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) will have three (3) positions open in the next Election.

The Election will take place in May of 2016. Terms of service begin on July 1, 2016. Candidates will be notified of Election results by the first week of June.

Interested members should submit a nomination form.
For more information see Run For Office or contact Mary Jean Weston ( or 732.296.8070 x12).

(Non-NASW Sponsored)

Emotional Freedom Techniques: Mind-Body Treatment for Anxiety Disorders (aka Tapping). 6 CEUs from NASW-NJ CE Approval Collaborative and NASW National - to bring your clinical practice into the new Millennium. Friday, December 4th. 10-5 PM. Medford, Southern NJ (near Cherry Hill). Web:
or Call (856)231-0833.  
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We have a NEW advertising feature, where your ad can be displayed on the NASW-NJ Web site for 30 days.

It will appear as a clickable link
right to your Web site.
Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!

For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at


30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 

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

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director   




Private Practice Special Interest Groups   

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

November 9th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
November 9th - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 
November 12th - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
November 17th - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
November 20th - Hudson (meets in Jersey City) 

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 9 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at with the name of the group you would like to join. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
The Chapter Office Needs Volunteers To: 

*    Contact members regarding membership renewal
*    Assist with mailings to recruit new members
*    Administrative Tasks

If interested contact Janine Hendryx at
or 732-296-8070 ext. 18
Upcoming CE Courses
Forensic Social Work: Focus on Subpoenas and Testimony
(2 Non-Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
November 18, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 pm in North Brunswick
Presenters: Kathryn Dixon, LCSW, FACFEI & Alexandra Coglianese, LSW, Esq. 

This course is designed to explore the legal "do's" and "don'ts" in an effort to empower clinicians who find themselves on the receiving end of a subpoena. While it is possible that a social worker can receive a subpoena relative to a Complaint waged against the social work practitioner directly, most frequently the social worker's receipt of a subpoena will be relative to the client's own legal matters.

Participants will increase their understanding of the three different types of subpoenas, the proper response to a subpoena, and what to do/not do if required to produce documents and/or testimony in response to a subpoena.

For those licensed in NY: NASW New Jersey Chapter SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0138.

NASW-NJ Member-  $30.00
NASW-NJ Student Member or Gold Card Member- $15.00
Non-Member-  $45.00


Mental Health Issues for Long Term Care Residents and Community Based Crises

(3 Clinical CEUs from NJAHCSW) 
December 2, 2015 from 9:00 am -12:30 pm in Edison
Presenter: Lucille Esralew, Ph.D., NADD-CC, CDP

Note: this course is not eligible for New York licenses, since this course is being given by the NJ Association of Health Care SWers. 

This course will help attendees to:
1. Identify mental and behavioral health challenges of residents within LTC including significant mental illness and dementia
2. Understand the role of Statewide Clinical Outreach Program for the Elderly (S-COPE) in providing crisis response to older adults within LTC
3. Identify the mental health and behavior issues of community based adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
4. Understand the role of Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training (SCCAT) in provision of crisis response and clinical follow up to community dwelling adults with co-occurring mental illness and developmental disability

Member- $40 (must be member of NJAHCSW- Health Care Social Workers)
Non-member- $60


Looking for more courses?
View the full list of CE Courses on our Web site here.
Save th e Dates!
2016 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition
A World of New Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work
May 1-3, 2016
Borgata Hotel & Casino

Attendees: The 2016 Conference schedule and registration will be available at starting in late December.

Note for NY social workers
: contact hours at the Conference will be valid for your license this year.

Exhibitors and Agencies: If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.
Click on the ad for more information
An Hour With Private Practice Q&A 
Starting a Private Practice and Incorporating Safety Standards

FREE Q&A Session for Members
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Teleconference (12 - 1pm)

This session is from our NASW National Office. For more information, click here.
Free Ethics Consultations For Members 

The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) provides individual ethics consultations as a benefit of NASW membership. Ethic consultations are a resource for members who encounter ethical dilemmas and/or have ethics related questions.

For hours and contact information click here.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
November 8 - Register
December 19 - Register
January 31 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
December 11 - Register
February 11 - Register
Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
December 4, 5, 6 - Three day course 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day

This course is for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours.

NASW Member- $275.00
Non-Member- $350.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $250.00


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