October 1, 2015   
Upcoming Events
To see all events, visit our Calendar

Friday, 10/2, 9am-2:30pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision Course begins

Sunday, 10/4, 1:30pm-4:30pm
(3 CEUs) The Complexity and Necessity of Collaboration When Treating Children and Adolescents

Monday, 10/5, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event *NEW DATE*

Tuesday, 10/6, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event
Thursday, 10/8, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Saturday, 10/11, 9am-4:30pm
(COURSE FULL) LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Monday, 10/12, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Tuesday, 10/13, 7pm-9pm
(2 CEUs) Substance and Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, 10/14, 7pm-8:30pm

Thursday, 10/15, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Thursday, 10/15, 7pm-8:30pm
Children & Adolescents Special Interest Group (SIG) Online Meeting

Friday, 10/16, 6pm-8pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Monday, 10/19, 8am-4:30pm
(6 CEUs) 2015 Fall Health Care Conference

Monday, 10/19, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 10/19, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, 10/22, 6pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 10/27, 12pm-2pm
A Message from Executive Director
Walter Kalman

In 2005, NASW-NJ partnered with the schools of social work and the Department of Children and Families in New Jersey to form the Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education Program (BCWEP).  BCWEP was designed to help improve outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system in our state.
The article below from Youth Today outlines national and state statistics on why having BSWs and MSWs working in foster care impacts case worker turnover and the children in the system. NASW-NJ is proud to continue its collaboration with BCWEP which celebrated its 10th Anniversary last spring.

Social Work Education Key to Retaining Foster Care Workers, Advocates Say 
Antoinette Rucker was 16 years old and looking forward to moving from a foster care group home to a permanent placement with her older sister. But the process dragged on for almost a year, Rucker said, because the social worker handling her transition went on maternity leave and didn't come back.

That meant Rucker had to get to know a new caseworker, who was learning Rucker's case at the same time, slowing the process. Altogether, Rucker had three different caseworkers during the transition, she said.

Read more here.

gallopinghill Celebrate with Us at the NASW-NJ 
45th Anniversary Gala
Let people know about your business or private practice.
Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities are available!

Click here for more details.

Please join us for this great evening with friends and colleagues, Chapter Board members and NASW-NJ staff.

Hors D'oeuvres Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction, Dancing!

Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Galloping Hill Golf Course
Kenilworth, NJ

Click here to Register for the Gala. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.


Director of Social Work/Case Management for Princeton House Inpatient facility located in Princeton, NJ. Provides senior clinical and supervisory expertise in the areas of patient care, treatment and discharge planning. Responsible for staff supervision and program development for the Social Work department within Princeton House Behavioral Health's Inpatient Services. LCSW/LCADC desired. To review full job description or to apply online-


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Psychiatry presents the CE Certified Third Annual Conference on Urban Mental Health on November 6, 2015. For program details and registration: http://njms.rutgers.edu/departments/psychiatry
* 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

View even more ad postings on our Web site here.

Get Exposure!  

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 jhendryx@naswnj.org.


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   





Here's what you need to know if you're licensed in both New Jersey and New York:

* Effective September 23, 2015 all continuing education courses offered by NASW-NJ, NASW-NYC and NASW-NY are accepted in both states (unless it is marked otherwise).

* Courses that are marked as approved by the CE Approval Collaborative are not accepted for New York social work licenses. This is not the same as being offered by NASW-NJ.

Important note for all those licensed in New Jersey:

* If taking a course in NJ provided by a presenter/organization (other than an NASW chapter), check with that presenter/organization to find out if that course itself was approved by a social work licensing board, the CE Approval Collaborative or ASWB.
   - If the course was submitted and approved, then it will count for your NJ license.
   - If the provider was approved to conduct any courses they want without having to submit course-by-course, then the courses they are providing will not be accepted in NJ.

CE Course This Coming Sunday! 
The Complexity and Necessity of Collaboration When Treating Children and Adolescents
(3 Clinical CEUs)

October 4, 2015 from 1:30-4:30pm in Whippany
Presenter: Leslie Moorman, LCSW  

Assessment and treatment of child and adolescent mental health symptoms is unique and complex. Social, emotional, physical and cognitive development factors complicate assessing symptomology and determining course of treatment. Collaboration with the family and other professional disciplines is imperative to ensure that there is an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

NASW Member- $50.00
Non-Member- $65.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $25.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00


Looking for more courses? View the full list of NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here .
Important Clinical Update:
ICD-10-CM Implementation October 1, 2015
Clinical social workers who do not use the ICD-10-CM beginning October 1, 2015, may be denied reimbursement by payers. To help members transition to the ICD-10-CM, NASW-NJ is offering the following workshop and resources:

What You Need to Know About ICD-10 and DSM-5
(5 Clinical CEUs)

Presenter: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW

Sunday, 11/1/15, 9:30-3:30pm in Tenafly


Saturday, 1/23/16, 10:30am-4:30pm in Cherry Hill

Additional NASW Resources FREE for Members:

Private Practice SIGs  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

October 8th - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls) 
October 12th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrencville)
October 19th - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
October 27th - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
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 cmina@naswnj.org with the name of the group you would like to join. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
NASW-NJ Offers Special Interest Groups (SIGs) As a Member Benefit 

NASW-NJ's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring social workers together in an organized way to advocate, educate, disseminate information, connect people with resources, and promote social action on behalf of clients, themselves, and others. For a list of all the NASW-NJ SIGs and their descriptions, click here.

Health Care Conference 
(6 Clinical, including 1.5 Ethics CEUs)

The Pyschosocial Dynamics of Medical Illness:
Key Issues for Patients and Caregivers
(Presented by the NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers)
October 19, 2015
8:00am - 4:30pm
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ 

Note: CEUs eligible for NJ licensed social workers, not for NY. 
Full schedule, cost and exhibitor opportunities available on the conference homepage here.  
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW Test Prep on October 11 - Course FULL
LCSW Test Prep on October 15 - Register
LSW Test Prep on November 8 - Register
LCSW Test Prep on December 11 - Register
LSW Test Prep on December 19 - Register

Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
December 4, 5 & 6 
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

Call for Reviewers

The CE Approval Collaborative is looking for volunteers to review applications for approval of social work continuing education courses in the State of New Jersey. Volunteers receive CE vouchers in exchange for reviewing applications and serving on this Committee.

Find out more here.
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Discounts for Members

NASW has exciting new benefits for members!

As a member of NASW, you're entitled to exclusive discounts not available to the general public.

Save hundreds of dollars on everyday products for your practice or personal use including office supplies,
email marketing tools, travel and more!

Click  here to take advantage of the members-only discounts!

At NASW, your membership means so much!

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NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice for
individuals, families, and communities.
Please consider joining today!
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