January 7, 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 1/11, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 1/11, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting  

Monday, 1/11, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event   
Monday, 1/11, 7pm-8:30pm
Social Work in Sports Webinar

Tuesday, 1/12, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(2 CEUs) Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) in Individual and Group Settings

Wednesday, 1/13, 6:45pm-8:45pm
(2 CEUs) Genograms: A Powerfull Tool for Culturally Diverse Families

Wednesday, 1/13, 7pm-8:30pm
Social Workers & the Law Special Interest Group (SIG) Online Meeting

Thursday, 1/14, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Thursday, 1/14, 7pm-8:30pm
Children & Adolescents Special Interest Group (SIG) Online Meeting

Tuesday, 1/19, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Networking Meeting *NEW DATE & TIME*

Friday, 1/22, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 1/22, 10am-4pm
(5 CEUs) Risky Business: Fraudulent Billing, Coding, Diagnosing & Documentation in Private Practice

Saturday, 1/23, 10:30am-4:30pm
(5 CEUs) What You Need To Know: Diagnosing and Coding with ICD-10/DSM-5

Monday, 1/25, 7pm-9pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Sunday, 1/31, 9:00am-4:30pm
walter Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman

Dude, come home and do your job...
Regardless of what you think of his performance as Governor, while Chris Christie chases his fantasy - we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, many families will be cut off food stamps if they can't get jobs, hundreds of thousands more are at risk of losing their healthcare if Obamacare is destroyed (as he and his peers propose to do), affordable housing development continues to be stalled for over 10,000 homeless and many more low-income individuals who need it, and our roads and bridges are in danger of collapse (or worse).

Our Governor was never shy about demonstrating his arrogance, but he has reached the height of audacity in his declaration to Senator Rubio of Florida that if he doesn't show up to do his job, he should quit. And at the annual Legislative Correspondents Dinner, the Governor used a four letter word a dozen times to indicate how much he no longer cares about what happens in New Jersey.

Follow your own advice, Governor. If you aren't coming back to New Jersey to deal with the struggles of our citizens, then quit and pursue your fantasy. Let the Lieutenant Governor do the job for which she was elected and did for almost three quarters of 2015 while you were out of state. 
Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

This week, President Obama issued New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer.

Click here to read NASW's statement on the Executive Order.

Please contact Mel Wilson, NASW Social Justice and Human Rights Manager, at mwilson@naswdc.org if you have questions or need more information on this issue.
Social Work in Sports:
NASW-NJ Exclusive Webinar  
For Members Only  
( this is not a CE event )
When: Mon day, January 11th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Topic: Social Work in Sports 
Presenter: Lorin Mordecai, MSW, LSW 
This webinar and discussion will focus on the social work role in sports. Developed in response to the prevalence of domestic violence, mental health issues, substance abuse disorders, and other issues in sports, attendees will consider issues in both clinical and community work.
Never thought about providing services to athletes or sports teams before? Join us on January 11th to learn more.



LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL sought for expanding practice serving the Hoboken area. Practice specializes in REBT, CBT, and MBCT. Training and supervision provided. Excellent opportunity to expand clinical experience. Position is part-time, weekday evenings and weekends needed.
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30 days.

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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   




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LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
January 31 - COURSE FULL
February 20 - Register
March 19 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
February 11 - Register
April 15 - Register

Take your career to the next level in 2016!
NASW wants to connect you with employers looking for candidates with your skill sets. Take a look into 2016 and envision maximum advancement in your social work career.
Register here today and take the next month to perfect your professional profile, prepare for the event, and explore the available positions as new employers sign up.  
Private Practice Special Interest Groups  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

January 11th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrencville)
January 11th - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
January 14th - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls) 
January 19th - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)  
January 22nd - 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 cmina@naswnj.org with the name of the group you would like to join. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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 over 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. 

NASW Celebrates 55 Years of the Code of Ethics

Today, the NASW Code of Ethics continues to be the standard bearer in defining and advancing professional social work values and principles.

Click here to order your Commemorative Issue.

Clinical Supervision Course
(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- $325.00
Non-Member- $400.00

NASW Press launches New eBook Platform!

We are excited to announce that the new  
eBook platform is LIVE and OPEN for business. NASW members can now enjoy "reading anytime and anywhere." The platform includes new book releases, award winning titles, bestsellers, and popular reference works.

Features include:

*   Secure online shopping
*   Search capability
*   Portability
*   Titles by expert authors

Visit the new NASW Press eBook platform at http://ebooks.naswpress.org and enjoy a 25% discount off your purchase. Promotion valid through January 31, 2016. Use coupon code EBM1215. Happy shopping!
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.

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  • Assist with mailings to recruit new members
  • Administrative tasks

If interested, contact Janine Hendryx at jhendryx@naswnj.org.

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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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