October 15, 2015   

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar
Monday, 10/19, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 10/19, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, 10/22, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Thursday, 10/22, 6pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, 10/27, 12pm-2pm

Wednesday, 10/28, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 10/30, 12pm-1:30pm
Middlesex PPSIG Meeting

Sunday, 11/1, 9:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday, 11/4, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sunday, 11/8, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 11/9, 9:30am-11am

Monday, 11/9, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 11/9, 6pm-8:30pm

Monday, 11/9, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 11/10, 6pm-8pm

A Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman
This year, the New Jersey Social Work Education, Research and Scholarship Corporation (NJ SWERS) was created to address the professional needs of the over 20,000 trained social workers as well as social work students enrolled in 9 schools of social work in the state of New Jersey.

We are very excited that NJ SWERS is hosting our
45th Anniversary Gala (see below for ticket information). Plan to be there as we celebrate our fabulous members, 45 years of great Chapter programs and events, and the birth of NJ SWERS.
We were proud to support our advocacy partner, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, at their annual Poverty Summit on Tuesday, October 13.

The program, entitled "Weeding Out Poverty: Uncovering the Roots of Racial and Economic Injustice,"  offered great workshops and a panel of people with lived experience. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and former Governor Jim McGreevey also spoke. McGreevey energized the crowd to rally around issues of injustice for people with substance abuse who are in the criminal justice system.

If you are interested in getting involved in our advocacy efforts, contact Renee Koubiadis, Advocacy Coordinator at rkoubiadis@naswnj.org or 732-296-8070 x 14.

Buy Tickets TODAY! 
45th Anniversary Gala  October 24th
Join 200 of your colleagues for
Dinner, Dancing, Cocktails and Door Prizes!

Silent Auction Items include:
  • Mickey Mantle autographed Yankees baseball cap
  • 2-Night Stay at the Borgata Hotel & Casino (Atlantic City)
  • Galloping Hill Golf Package for Four (Kenilworth)
  • Family Night Out at iPlay America (Freehold)
  • Gift Certificate for FREE French lessons (Montclair)
  • Jewelry, Toys, Restaurants, and more!
Click here for more information & to register for this great event.  
Gift the Gift of Membership

Share your appreciation for NASW and its benefits with Social Workers among your family, friends, students and colleagues.
Give the Gift of Membership for Birthdays, Christmas/Hanukkah, and Graduation.

For information or to Give a Gift of Membership, contact Janine Hendryx, Membership Coordinator ( jhendryx@naswnj.org or 732.296.8070 x18).
It may be the best gift you'll ever give.


CLINICAL DIRECTOR - Princeton's Corner House Clinical Director is the second highest administrative employee responsible for the supervision and consultation of clinical work within the department. Provide individual and group supervision for professional staff. Coordinate supervision of student interns and field instructors. Consult with staff psychiatrist on issues of clinical practice. Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops. Provide administrative coverage in the absence of the Executive Director. Carries a clinical caseload composed of individuals, families, and a group. Works with the Executive Director and professional staff to evaluate existing clinical services and to develop new clinical programs. Requirements: Dual license in LCSW and LCADC. A minimum of 5 years of experience, with at least three years of serving as a clinical supervisor. Knowledge of the theory and treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Knowledge of individual, family and group theory and treatment. Must satisfy employer paid physical, drug screen and criminal background check. Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 NJ residency required by State Statute. R.S.52:14-7. Application available online at www.princetonnj.gov/employment.html Deadline: 10-30-2015

View even more ad postings on our Web site here.

Get Exposure!  

We have a NEW advertising feature, where your ad 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.


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   




2016 NASW-NJ
Chapter Elections

Would you like to serve in a Leadership Position with NASW-NJ?
If so, we want to hear from you!

We are currently seeking potential candidates to fill the following positions on the Chapter Board of Directors:
- President-Elect
- Secretary
- Central Regional Representative
- Southern Regional Representative
- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)
- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)

Also, the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) will have three (3) positions open in the next Election.

The Election will take place in May of 2016. Terms of service begin on July 1, 2016. Candidates will be notified of Election results by the first week of June.

Interested members should submit a nomination form.
For more information see Run For Office or contact Mary Jean Weston ( mjweston@naswnj.org or 732.296.8070 x12).
An Hour With Private Practice Q&A 
Social Media: Do's and Don'ts in Private Practice
FREE Q&A Session for Members
Wednesday, October 21, 2015- Teleconference
(12 - 1pm)

For more information, click here.
Bergen/Passaic Unit Meet & Greet
Networking N
Some of the Bergen/Passaic Unit members at a
Meet & Greet Networking Night on 10/14 at the
Iron Horse Restaurant in Westwood, NJ.
Next event will be a CEU workshop in January.
Look for more details soon on the NASW-NJ Calendar.
CE Courses Next Week
Power Imbalance, Knowledge Deficits and the Underutilization of Hospice
(2 Clinical CEUs)

October 19, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm in Fanwood
Presenter: Shari Littman, LCSW

Why is hospice underutilized? The lack of knowledge in the healthcare community and the imbalance of power between healthcare providers and patients/families are contributing factors. This workshop is for social workers in all fields of practice who wish to learn how to educate patients and families with life-limiting illnesses on how to make informed decisions.

NASW-NJ Member-  $30.00
NASW-NJ Student Member or Gold Card Member- $15.00
Non-Member-  $45.00


Breaking the Myth: Changing the Perception of the Single Parent Household
(2 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs)

October 22, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm in Jersey City
Presenters: Myra Robinson, PhD, LCSW & Tamisha Engram, LSW

As single parent homes become more prevalent, the idealization of the traditional family structure must also change. Over half of society's African-American youth are being raised by one parent, namely the mother, and yet society tends to ignore the positive aspects of being raised by a single mother. This workshop will introduce a framework for a culturally sensitive counseling model that uses the Resilience Theory and a strength perspective in order to better understand single mothers and their family structure.

NASW-NJ Member-  $30.00
NASW-NJ Student Member or Gold Card Member- $15.00
Non-Member-  $45.00


Looking for more courses?
View the full list of NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here.
Webinar Schedule Set for Specialty Practice Sections

The NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) live webinars -- offered exclusively to SPS members -- focus on a specific area of social work practice. Member can receive free CE's for each webinar attended. Audio recordings and transcripts of past SPS webinars are available online on demand, and CE credits are offered for all on-demand webinars. See more information.
Private Practice SIGs  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

October 19th- North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
October 27th- Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
October 30th- Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick) 
November 9th- Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
November 9th- North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 
November 12th- Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)

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

LSW Test Prep on November 8 - Register
LCSW Test Prep on December 11 - Register
LSW Test Prep on December 19 - Register

Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
December 4, 5, 6 - 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- $275.00
Non-Member- $350.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $250.00

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.

Want to get articles from NASW National about the cutting edge work of social workers around the country? Sign up for NASW SmartBrief to receive emails directly to your inbox. Keep up to date on social workers in the news. This is a free NASW Member benefit.
Discounts for Members

NASW has exciting new benefits for members!

As a member of NASW, you're entitled to exclusive discounts not available to the general public.

Save hundreds of dollars on everyday products for your practice or personal use including office supplies,
email marketing tools, travel and more!

Click  here to take advantage of the members-only discounts!

At NASW, your membership means so much!

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and reach an expanding list of NJ social workers, offices, and agencies.

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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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