NASW-NJ newSWire
February 16 , 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar

Friday, 2/17, 9:30am-3:30pm 
(5 CEUs) Schema Therapy Basics

Friday, 2/17, 9:30am-11:00am 
South PPSIG Meeting 

Tuesday, 2/21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 2/27, 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday, 3/7, 11:00am-1:00pm

Thursday, 3/9 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Group

Friday, 3/10 9:30am-5:00pm

Monday, 3/13 12:00pm-2:00pm

Monday, 3/13 9:30am-11:00am

Tuesday, 3/14 6:00pm-8:00pm

Friday 3/17 9:00am-4:30pm

Monday, 3/20, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Networking Event

Sunday, 4/30 - Tuesday, 5/2
NASW-NJ Annual Conference in Atlantic City 
Happy Social Work Month - Choose 1 Free CE Program in March!

As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, NASW-NJ members can select one of four particular 3-CEU programs in March to attend for FREE!

Seating is limited. Course information and registration is now open on our Calendar .  
Early Bird Discount
Ends Wednesday 2/22!

Annual Conference & Exhibition
(2 0+ CEUs)
April 30 - May 2, 2017  
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
Choose from 60+ workshops, meet with 80+ exhibitors, network with your colleagues and enjoy the beautiful hotel amenities!  

- Info & registration at
- If your school or company is paying by PO, please contact for further instructions

- Early bird rates end February 22nd!   
NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.
Exhibitors and Agencies: Click here to register.
Black History Month
Profiles in Greatness

William M. Ashby
(10/15/1889 - 5/17/1991)

William M. Ashby, a fighter for civil rights for more than nine decades, was New Jersey's first black social worker.  Mr. Ashby applied to Yale University and, in 1916, received a degree in divinity. After graduating from Yale, Ashby was hired as a social worker. Soon after, he joined the Urban League, founding the branches in Newark and Elizabeth. He was its leader for ten years. Ashby also served in various positions with the Newark NAACP, the Newark Human Rights Commission, the Newark Senior Citizens Commission, and the New Jersey Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
NASW-NJ is proud to honor the memory of William M. Ashby, a civil rights and social work pioneer and a past recipient of the NASW-NJ President's Award.
Click  here to read more about William M. Ashby. 

William M. Ashby

Did You Know_
There are more than 170 social workers in national, state, and local elected office

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICIANS - The Behavioral Health Department of the Summit Medical Group is looking for qualified Behavioral Health Clinicians for full time and part time salaried positions.  Hired Clinicians will work alongside Primary Care Physicians providing clinical interventions and education to staff. If interested, please email your resume to Kristine Opferkuch in Human Resources -
Master's Degree and NJ License Required; 3+ years' experience treating a sophisticated outpatient population; Knowledge/Experience with evidence based approaches and comfort collaborating with medical professionals; Clinical supervision and training provided.


MANALAPAN (Monmouth County) - Part-time office space available immediately with shared waiting room in a warm and friendly environment. Beautifully furnished. Ample parking. Convenient Route 9 location.

NORTH BRUNSWICK - Beautiful therapy office near Route 1. Child friendly but perfect for adult clients. Shared waiting room. Available several days per week. Contact:  or 973-214-7745.

CONTINUING ED (Non-NASW sponsored**)

20-Hour Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
March 8th, 22nd and 29th;
Denville, New Jersey.
* Early Bird Discount before February 24th!
* ASWB - NJ CE CAP Provider #25, Course #979.
* Register for all courses online at:

** 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

To view more ad postings on our Web site 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.
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE

Submit any two ads and
get one ad free.
(e.g. buy one newSWire™ + one FOCUS, get one FREE
Web site ad.
Submit two newSWire™ ads; receive one FREE ad for either the Web site or newSWire™)
For more details 
 send your questions to
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

Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events. 

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           

Vigils to Save Our Healthcare

Wednesdays in February, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as we take action every Wednesday in February! Tell Congressmen Frelinghuysen, Lance, LoBiondo, MacArthur and Smith to not take our healthcare. Click here for more details, including the location of congressional offices where the vigils will take place.

Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!


One benefit of becoming a Unit Leader: You can earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program.

If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Janine Hendryx at or 732-296-8070, ext. 18.

Social Work Day
On The Hill
March is Social Work Month and Social Workers will be gathering in the nation's capital to collectively demonstrate our interest in the work of Congress and the federal government.

The CRISP Policy & Politics Forum and Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM in Washington, DC.

Click here to register and find more information.
Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership Lecture
Hosted  by Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics
Co-sponsored by NASW-NJ

Featuring Chair Holder:
Joy Reid, National Correspondent, MSNBC
T he Lipman Chair honors the first African American woman in the New Jersey Senate, who was best known as a champion of the rights of women and children and an advocate for small businesses. NASW-NJ is proud to cosponsor this event and support the advancement of gender and racial equality in New Jersey politics. Please join us to hear Ms. Reid's message on Truth and Consequences: What We Know and Why It Matters.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7pm
Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University
100 George Street, New Brunswick 
Registration and additional information can be found here.
Joy Reid_ Lipman Chair
Upcoming CE Courses   
Schema Therapy Basics 
(5 Clinical CE credits)
February 17, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm in North Brunswick
Ethics and the Private Practitioner: Exploring Common Ethical Pitfalls  
(5 Clinical & Ethics CE credits) 
April 1, 2017 from 10:00am-4:00pm in North Brunswick 
School Avoidance in Adolescents: Causes, Management, and Treatment 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
April 3, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm in North Brunswick
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
Clinical Exam Guide (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
February 27- COURSE FULL 
 March 17 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
March 10 - Register
April 6- Register
Social Work Month is March 2017 Social Workers Stand Up!
Social Workers Stand Up
NASW will launch a "Social Workers Stand Up" campaign during Social Work Month in March 2017. The campaign will focus on educating the public about how social workers stand up for others, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and make positive contributions to society. The campaign will also highlight the importance of the social work title, and why getting the assistance of an educated and licensed social worker is so important. Look for more details about the campaign to be posted here.
Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women
Ready to Run 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.
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 Janine Hendryx at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

February 17 - South PPSIG Meeting
March 13 -  North/Central PPSIG Meeting

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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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