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December 1 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Friday, 12/2, 11am-2pm
Essex Unit Holiday Service Project

Friday, 12/2-12/4, 9am-5pm each day
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Tuesday, 12/6, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Holiday Gathering

Wednesday, 12/7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(2 CEUs) Introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment for Substance Users

Monday, 12/12, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 12/12, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Holiday Gathering

Monday, 12/12, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 12/13, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Holiday Party & Service Project

Tuesday, 12/13, 7pm-9pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Thursday, 12/15, 10am-11:30am
Essex PPSIG Networking Meeting

Saturday, 12/17, 9am-4:30am
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Thursday, 12/22, 6pm-8pm
Hudson Unit Holiday Event  
Did You Know_
NASW-NJ offers a 
Free Mentor Program for members
Phishing Email Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication

Social work practitioners should be aware of a recent phishing scam.

On November 28, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued an announcement (click link, then scroll down to "Audit Phase 2") that warns covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email that disguises itself as an official communication from the Department. The phishing email is being circulated on mock HHS Departmental letterhead under the signature of OCR's Director, Jocelyn Samuels. The email prompts recipients to click a link regarding possible inclusion in the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Rules Audit Program, and directs individuals to a non-governmental website that is marketing a firm's cybersecurity services. That firm is NOT associated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Office for Civil Rights.

OCR states that this phishing email originates from the email address and directs individuals to a URL at This is a subtle difference from the official email address for the HIPAA audit program,, but such subtlety is typical in phishing scams.

Covered entities and business associates should alert their employees of this issue and take note that official communications regarding the HIPAA audit program are sent to selected auditees from the email address In the event that you or your organization has a question as to whether it has received an official communication regarding a HIPAA audit, please contact OCR via email at
Protect Consumers from
Out-of-Network Surprise Bills

Having health insurance and using in-network providers should be enough to keep you from getting unexpected medical bills. But unfortunately, that is not the case.
New Jersey consumers can still get stuck with bills for out-of-network providers they had no choice in selecting due to loopholes in our current law. 
Click here to view the facts on Out-of-Network Surprise Bills. 

We need your help!  The bill will be posted in the Senate Budget Committee on Monday, December 5th.
Please join NASW-NJ and contact your legislators to urge their support on A1952/S1285, the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Act.  Click here to contact your legislators.  


SHREWSBURY - FT/PT clinical office space available near Red Bank. Shared waiting room, kitchenette, and in-suite bathroom. Convenient location, first floor, handicapped accessible, free parking. Contact Cathy at 732-380-0012.

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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           


Annual Conference & Exhibition

(2 0+ CEUs)
April 30 - May 2, 2017  


Borgata Hotel & Casino

Atlantic City, NJ


Attendees: Registration opens in late December at


NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.


Exhibitors and Agencies: If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.

Licensing Update
As of November 1st, your social work license or certification must show that is it valid through 8/31/18. Otherwise, any work you do that requires licensure/certification in New Jersey will be considered "unlicensed practice."
To reinstate your license/certification, send a letter to:
Board of Social Work Examiners
PO Box 45033
Newark, NJ 07101
Renewed But No License?
If you renewed your social work license during the summer but haven't received it for at least 6 weeks, please email  for assistance.
Only 1 spot left!
Clinical Supervision Course
(20 CEUs)

(20) Clinical CE credits total, including 5-hour Ethics & 3-hour Social/Cultural Competence credits

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.

December 2 - 4, 2016, 9am - 5pm each day

Info & Registration here.
Upcoming CE Courses   

Introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment for Substance Users  
(2 Clinical CE c
December 7, 2016 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Mahwah
Info & Registration

Working with Stepfamilies: Understanding the Dynamics of a Family Forest 
(2 Clinical CE credits) 
January 9, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Whippany
Info & Registration

Talk & Beyond Talk: Emotional Smarts & The Emotional Freedom Techniques  

5 Clinical CE credits)  
February 3, 2017 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
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.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
ASWB Clinical Exam Guide (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
December 17 - Register
January 13 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
February 10 - Register
Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women
NASW-NJ is pleased to be among the co-sponsors of Ready to Run™ New Jersey on March 10-11, 2017.

Ready to Run™ was created by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to train women as candidates. Ready to Run™ is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointed office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.

NASW-NJ will cover the cost of NASW-NJ members who want to attend the 2017 Ready to Run™ program. Register online and select the "pay by check" option. For the "how did you hear?" question, write NASW-NJ.

Ready to Run™ programs will be held at Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more information and to register, click here.
Job Seekers: 20% off all Career Development Packages

Season's Greetings from the NASW's Career Center- JobLink! The holidays can be a costly and busy time for all -- the NASW JobLink makes it easy for you to save on all of your job search resources and connect with top employers in the field during the holiday season.

By using the code NASWHOLIDAYS, you receive 20% off all Career Development Packages, such as interview coaching services, resume services, reference checking, and more! Find your dream job and develop your career skills today with JobLink from now until Dec. 31.

Private Practice Shared Interest Groups (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:

December 6 - Bergen (meets in Bogota)
December 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
December 12 - North/Central (meets in Somerville)
December 15 - Essex (meets in West Orange)

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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