November 10 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 11/10, 7pm-9pm *TONIGHT*
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 11/14, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 11/14, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 11/14, 5:30pm-7pm
Essex Unit Event *Room Change*

Monday, 11/14, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event

Tuesday, 11/15, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting

Tuesday, 11/15, 7pm-9pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Wednesday, 11/16, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit Event

Thursday, 11/17, 10am-11:30am
Essex PPSIG Meeting

Thursday, 11/17, 6pm-8pm
Sussex/Warren Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Friday, 11/18, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 11/18, 9:30am-11am
South PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 11/18, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Monday, 11/28, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Tuesday, 11/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(2 CEUs) Cultivating a Sense of Purpose through the Plague of Dementia

Thursday, 12/1, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

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

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

Message from Executive Director Walter X. Kalman 
It has been a difficult week for many social workers who, along with NASW, supported Hillary Clinton for President. As we adjust to the shock of the Presidential election results, we look forward  to the work we must do on the national as well as the state and local levels.
I want to share NASW's Statement on Donald J. Trump Election as 45th U.S. President. It reads in part:
The Association is deeply concerned by statements Mr. Trump has made regarding women, people of color and immigrants. At the same time, we acknowledge we must work with the new administration to address pressing issues of the day, including justice reforms, racial and gender inequality, access to health care for all, and helping more Americans achieve economic self-sufficiency and stability.
The NASW Code of Ethics makes clear the importance of social justice. We cannot support any efforts to marginalize or oppress any group of people, and will always work to assure that human rights extend to everyone. Social workers continue to strongly advocate for our country's most vulnerable populations .
Click here to read the full NASW Statement.
And if you haven't already seen Hillary Clinton's concession speech, I encourage you to watch her important message to supporters and the next generation. Click here for the full video.
We would like to congratulate the winners in the U.S. House of Representatives who were endorsed by NASW including: Rep. Donald Norcross (1st District), Rep. Frank Pallone (6th District), Rep. Albio Sires (8th District), William Pascrell (9th District), Rep. Donald Payne (10th District), and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (12th District).
We particularly want to congratulate Josh Gottheimer on his important victory as our newest Congressman in the 5th district!
We also offer our best wishes to social worker and NASW member, Peter Jacob, who ran a spirited campaign in the 7th Congressional district. Although he fell a bit short this year, we hope he will continue to run for political office, and we look forward to supporting him in future campaigns.
NASW-NJ Social Worker of the Year

Terri Klemm, Associate Professor at Centenary University and Director of the University's Bachelor of Social Work program, was recently named 2016 Social Worker of the Year by the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
This award was presented at the Annual Social Work Gala in October at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.

To read the full article in the Star-Ledger, affiliated with, click here.   
Current students save 75% on   membership dues and pay reduced rates 3 years after graduation.
Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins November 1 and lasts until January 31, 2017. If you want your coverage to begin on the first of the year, you will have to enroll by December 15. Now is the time to compare healthcare plans so that you can find the best one for you. You and your clients can learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and how to apply for benefits at


PER DIEM THERAPIST - Outpatient group practice in Westwood, NJ. Primarily evening hrs. Supervision available. Experience preferred. Send CV to


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SUMMIT - Psychotherapy office space available several days per week in downtown Summit. Large space, shared waiting room, with restrooms in hallway. Convenient to shops, train. Call 908-273-4774 or email to inquire.

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David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director           

Preparing a Professional Will for Your Practice: Important Factors to Consider
An Hour with Private Practice Q&A 
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.   
New Documentary on Incarceration at Rikers Island and America's Criminal Justice System 

A riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers brings viewers face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience and add to the overall dialogue about America's broken criminal justice system.

RIKERS premieres at the DOCNYC film festival on November 12th and will be broadcast November 15th on THIRTEEN. More information about the film can be found at

One of the several organizations in New Jersey working on criminal justice reform is the Drug Policy Alliance. To learn more about their New Solutions Campaign, click here.
Negative PQRS Payment Adjustment for 2017

CMS has sent letters to clinical social workers and others regarding the 2017 PQRS negative payment adjustment. NASW urges its members to pay prompt attention to this. Learn more.

Clinical social workers who believe they received a 2017 PQRS negative payment adjustment in error, should submit an informal review request by 11/30. For more information, click here.
Upcoming CE Courses   

Cultivating a Sense of Purpose through the Plague of Dementia
(2 General CE credits) 
November 29, 2016 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Bridgewater
Info & Registration

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
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
LCSW test prep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
November 18 - Register  
December 17 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
December 1 - Register
Space filling up!
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.
Immigrants Rights Summit in December
Join the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice  for a day of learning and empowering discussions about the state of immigrant rights in New Jersey. A l ist of workshops and panels will be available soon at

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
December 10, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Tickets are available until November 22, 2016. Purchase tickets here
Fatherhood Initiative Project: Resources for Social Workers 

This project was initiated and implemented by Rufus Sylvester Lynch who is currently serving as a Regional Representative to the NASW National Board of Directors representing the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Chapters.


NASW's role has included offering workshops, publishing articles, and distributing information. One goal of NASW's involvement was to make resources available online to its members and other community social workers to use. 

Take this survey, to help in establishing what resources would be most helpful to you and other social workers in the field. 

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 Christina Mina at or 732-296-8070, ext. 15.

Robin's Nest Looking for Workshop Presenters in Burlington County

The Connect to Well-Being program is a voluntary program that will service CP&P involved youth, who are between the ages of 14-21 years in Burlington County at risk of homelessness. The youth will be provided opportunities to attend life skills workshops and support groups facilitated by the Youth Coach. The program is looking for volunteer presenters for these workshops.

Contact Jennifer Lang at or 609-280-7184 for more information.
Private Practice Special 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:

November 10 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
November 14 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
November 14 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
November 15 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
November 17 - Essex (meets in West Orange)
November 18 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)
November 18 - South (meets in Cherry Hill)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.  

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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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