February 4, 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Friday-Sunday, 2/5-2/7
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision  

Monday, 2/8, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 2/8, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 2/8, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event *NEW LOCATION*

Thursday, 2/11, 9am-4:30pm
*COURSE FULL* LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical 

Thursday, 2/11, 7pm-9pm
Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman  
On January 19th, Governor Christie signed a new law allowing minors to be treated for substance abuse or mental health concerns without a parent or guardian's consent.

The Boys & Girls Clubs Keystone Law allows minors 13 and over to seek substance abuse treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian. In addition, the law allows temporary outpatient mental health treatment of a minor age 16 or over without consent of a parent or guardian. In either instance, the treatment information is considered confidential between the youth client and the treating provider.

If you are working with youth, it is important to understand the details of the law as they relate to you, your clients and your practice. Please click here to review the full text of the bill that was adopted.
What to Do When Policy Decisions Block Your Ability to Help Clients?

Join us for one or both of these events to help you deal with your frustration!
Annual Influencing Government Policy Symposium
The Paul Shane Annual Policy Symposium is a great opportunity for social workers and social work students to learn about shaping public policy and becoming more active participants in the government decision-making process.
This year's Symposium will feature a keynote speech on mass incarceration and racism, a variety of workshops on social justice issues including economic and environmental justice, plus poster presentations by social work students.
The Policy Symposium will be held on Friday, February 26 
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Monmouth University
For more information and to register, click here
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)
NASW-NJ works every day to influence policy and legislation that affects our state's most vulnerable citizens as well as our own profession. 
To learn more about how you can influence decision makers on issues you care about - join NASW-NJ, fellow social workers, and social students from across New Jersey at the Statehouse in Trenton. The day will include expert speakers on lobbying for legislative and policy change, advocating for the social work profession, and information about legislation important to social workers.  
For more information and to register click here.


- The Institute for Personal Growth, PC is looking to hire NJ licensed therapists to work 12-20 hours a week, including Saturdays, in our Jersey City and Highland Park offices. LSWs are welcome to apply - we provide supervision. A big plus for therapists with experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming youth. MUST work Saturdays. Fee for service. Please send cover letter and resume to info@ipgcounseling.com 

To view more ad postings on our Web site click here.
Get Exposure!  

We have a NEW advertising feature, where your LOGO 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.


Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events. 


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North Brunswick, NJ 08902


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

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director   




Clinical Supervision Course - This Weekend
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
February 5, 6, 7 - 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 - $325
Non-Member - $400

Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 29, 2016
The $1,000 Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship will be awarded to a BSW or MSW student for the 2016-2017 academic year. The student applicant must be an NASW-NJ member and have applied to, or have been accepted into, an accredited BSW or MSW program.
For more information about the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship and/or to apply, click here. For questions, please contact the Chapter Office at 732.296.8070. 
Meet the Candidates for NJ Chapter Elections

NASW-NJ members in good standing will have the opportunity to vote during May. Look for more details on voting here in newSWire™ and
on our website at www.naswnj.org.

Annual Conference & Exhibition
(20+ CE Credits)

May 1 - 3, 2016
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Come hear ethics expert  Frederic Reamer, PhD speak on  Social Work in the Digital Age: Novel Ethical Challenges and Risk-Management Issues.

Choose from 60+ workshops and complete your credits for the licensing cycle! 
NY social workersContact hours at the Conference are valid for your license. 

Attendees: Click here to register now.

Exhibitors and Agencies: If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click  here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.    
  2016-2017 NASW Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

Applications for the 2016-2017 NASW Foundation Fellowships & Scholarships will be accepted until March 1, 2016. Recipients will be announced in June 2016.

Click here to begin an online application.

For more info. click on the image
Private Practice Special Interest Groups  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

February 8th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
February 8th - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
February 11th - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls) 
February 23rd - 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.
Upcoming CE Courses  
(Webinar) Social Work Licensure: How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble
(1.5 General, Ethics CE credits)
February 24, 2016 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenters: Mary Jean Weston, LCSW
Info & Registration

To Sext or Not to Sext: Sexuality, Technology, and How it Affects Us All

(2 Clinical CE credits)
February 29, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Westmont (Camden County)
Presenters: Judyann McCarthy, LCSW & Kristine Seitz, M.Ed., LSW, PhD student
Info & Registration

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling
(6 Clinical, Ethics CE credits)
March 14, 2016 from 9:30pm - 4:30pm in North Brunswick
Presenters: Joel Levine, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, LMFT, CCS, ACS and Robert Johnson, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Info & Registration

Also...Choose 1 Free CE Program in March!
As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, you will be able to
select one of four particular 3-CEU programs in March to attend for FREE! Seating is limited. Course information and registration will open on February 14th, so check our Calendar on that date.
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here.
Enter NASW's National Social Work Month Media Contest

March is National Social Work Month. This year's theme is "Forging Solutions Out of Challenges." Submit a brief video, spoken word performance, poster or photo showing how social workers have helped individuals, communities or our society create solutions and positive change out of challenging situations.
The winners in each category will receive a trophy and sample kit of Social Work Month merchandise. Submit entries to  gwright@naswdc.org by March 1st. Winners will be announced at the end of Social Work Month.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
February 20 - Register
March 19 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
February 11 - COURSE FULL
April 15 - Register
Looking for a perfect gift to give a Social Worker? Look no further!

Check out the NASW-NJ Chapter's Online Store!
Click here to start shopping!

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 jhendryx@naswnj.org.

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NASW Membership Benefits!

Did you know that as a member, you get:

-  Discounts on cruises, vacations, and rental cars 
-  Office supplies and furniture 
-  Free or discounted CE workshops 
-  Access to scholarships 
-  Ethics consultations 
-  Free networking opportunities
For a list of ALL of your NASW Benefits, click HERE.

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