September 16 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Friday, 9/16, 6pm-7:30pm
Morris Unit Event *TONIGHT*

Tuesday, 9/20, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Tuesday, 9/20, 7pm-9pm

Friday, 9/23, 9:30am-11am

Friday, 9/23, 9:30am-11am
South NJ PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Networking Meeting

Friday, 9/23, 9am-4:30pm

Thursday, 10/6, 9am-4:30pm

Friday, 10/7, 9am-2:30pm
Second Annual  Social Work Gala
"Honoring the Best of Our Community"
Amy Mansue to Receive
Visionary Leadership Award
Please join us for the
Second Annual Social Work Gala
hosted by NASW-NJ and NJSWERS.
Amy Mansue, Social Worker and President of the Southern Region at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health will be honored along with the NASW-NJ Social Worker of the Year.

Come celebrate:
  • Our profession
  • Our membership
  • Installation of the 2016-17 Board of Directors  

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ
Enjoy live music, dancing, and incredible company on a night to be remembered!
Watch here for Registration and other important information!
Seeking Nominations for
Outstanding Service Awards

We are excited to announce a new award which will be presented at this year's Annual Social Work Gala in October.

The Outstanding Service Award is given to NASW-NJ members or a community-based social work program for outstanding service to their local communities.

Each Chapter Unit will present an award to a Unit member or local organization. Through these Awards, NASW-NJ recognizes the best in social work values and accomplishments demonstrated by our members and organizations.

Deadline for submission is Friday, September 30th at 5 PM. Click here for information on the nomination process (scroll to the bottom of the page) or contact Christina Mina ( for more information.
There are new changes to the DSM-5/ICD-10 Diagnoses effective 10/1/2016. 



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


WE NEED YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW!  Impact a Young Person's Life by volunteering with ServiceWorks.  Our program addresses the crisis of low college and career attainment for undeserved youth in Newark, age 16-24.  We use volunteerism as a strategy to teach leadership and project management skills in preparation for college and careers.  For more information or to find out how you can get involved, go to: JerseyCares-ServiceWorks or contact Brenda Teed, LSW at or 732-672-0307.

(non NASW Sponsored)*

Hosted by Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter-CUNY. Founded by the Institute for Family Services, Somerset, NJ.

The LBHC brings together students, mental health professionals, administrators, educators, legal scholars, and activists to dialogue and create alternatives to healing with justice-based practices. Through a lens of intersectionality, the LBHC offers strategies for transformative change.

Family Intervention Services

20-Hour Certification in Clinical Supervision
October 27th, November 3rd, and
November 17th 2016. Denville, NJ

ASWB-NJ CE CAP: Provider #25,
Course #979.

Check out course objectives, other scheduled courses and register 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
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

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

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           

An Hour with Private Practice Q&A:
Tips for Survival in the Business World of Private Practice

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
September 23 - Register 
October 15 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
October 6- Register
December 1 - Register
License Renewal
Good News About Renewing Your Social Work License
If you've been having trouble renewing your license or certification, there's good news. The Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) has extended the date for renewal to September 30, 2016.

Click here to read the full ALERT on the top of the BSWE Web site. If you're still having problems, do not try to call the BSWE office because the renewal web site is managed by the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA). If you've tried to renew on the Web site at least 3 times without success, please call the DCA at 973.273.8001. 

When you finish renewing, you will be able to print out a receipt/confirmation that you have paid. Be sure to print and keep this receipt so you will have proof that you have renewed.
Didn't get a Renewal Notice? Need information about CE Requirement and CE Certificates?
  • Click here to access the NASW-NJ FAQ page on license renewal, CE requirements and CE certificates.
  • Click here to see "Tips for Understanding the NJ Social Work Regulations for Continuing Education."
The NASW-NJ Chapter Office Needs

*    Make membership calls
*    Assist with mailings to recruit and welcome new members
*    Administrative Tasks

If interested, click here to sign up.
Installment Payment Option Now Available for Membership Renewal

You now may pay your membership renewal in full in two or three installments by your membership renewal date. Installment payments may be made by mail to PO Box 79949, Baltimore, MD 21279-0949 or by phone to NASW Member Services at 800.742.4089 Monday - Friday, 9AM - 9PM ET. The installment option is not available online at this time. A $25 processing fee will be assessed for refunds of incomplete installment payments. For more information, click here.
Health Care Conference 
(6 Clinical, including 3 Social/Cultural CEUs)

The Brain and Behavior: 
Information for Social Workers
(Given by the NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers)
October 17, 2016
8:00am - 4:30pm
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ 
Note : CEUs valid for NJ licensed social workers, not for NY. 
Full schedule, cost and exhibitor opportunities available on the conference homepage here.
NASW Issues Social Justice Brief on Nation's Opioid, Heroin Addiction Crisis

Read the NASW Social Justice Brief, Opioids in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug Policy, to learn more about this crisis and the role social workers and other public health professionals can play in addressing it.
Free Legal Articles for NASW Members from the Legal Defense Fund

Legal Issue of the Month articles present an overview of legal topics relevant to social work practice and often focus on a recent court decision.  An archive of 100 free legal articles exclusively for NASW members addresses commonly asked questions as well as hot-button emerging issues.

Recent articles:
"FERPA and the Disclosure of Student Education Records"
"Who is Responsible for Making the Child Abuse Report?"
"Waiver of Co-Payments and Deductibles"
"Couples' Therapy- Access to Records"

For more information on NASW's legal information and resources, click here.
NASW Joins the Rock the Vote Campaign!

NASW, Social Work Helper Magazine and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare are urging social workers to each register five people to vote between now and Sept. 30. Learn more about how you can get involved with this campaign with Rock the Vote, a nonprofit organization created to build and engage the power of young voters.

For more information on how to get involved with the campaign, including information on the Social Work Helper app, online voter registration web forms and downloadable mail-in voter registration forms, click here.
Billing Medicaid for Supportive Housing Services Virtual Training

September 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join this live virtual training that explores the role of Medicaid in Supportive Housing and Community Integration efforts. The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion have enabled numerous states to extend coverage of health and related services to a broader segment of the vulnerable population. For supportive housing providers this webinar will outline general steps to becoming a Medicaid billing agency, with a self-assessment for agencies who are considering this important decision. Register today!
NASW Schools of Social Work Virtual Grad Fair

October 27, 2016
Mark your Calendars: Register for the first NASW Schools of Social Work Virtual Grad Fair.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the NASW Virtual Grad Fair. To find out more about social work job opportunities visit:
Are you looking for online CEUs that are valid for your NJ license or certification?
CE Institute
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.
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:
September 23 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)
September 23 - South NJ (meets in Voorhees)
October 4 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
October 17 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
October 17 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)

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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