September 29 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 9/29, 5pm-7pm- TONIGHT!

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

Friday, 10/7, 9am-2:30pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision Course Begins

Tuesday, 10/11, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Networking Meeting

Thursday, 10/13, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting

Saturday, 10/15, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Monday, 10/17, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting
Monday, 10/17, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting

Monday, 10/17, 8am-4:30pm
(6 CEUs) 2016 Fall Health Care Conference

Wednesday, 10/19, 6pm-7:30pm
Bergen/Passaic Unit Event

Wednesday, 10/19, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event

Wednesday, 10/19, 6:30-8:30pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event 

Thursday, 10/20, 10am-11:30am
Essex PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting

Thursday, 10/20, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Middlesex Unit Event

Tuesday, 10/25, 7pm-9pm
(2 CEUs) Family Engagement: Turning a Social Work Value into Practice

Monday, 10/31, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event 
Second Annual  Social Work Gala
"Honoring the Best of Our Community"
Terri Klemm, MSW, LCSW
NASW-NJ Social Worker of the Year   

Associate Professor of Social Work &
BSW Program Director at Centenary College
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!
Last Chance to Renew License by September 30!
$100 Late Fee after October 1.
See below for details. 
Seeking Nominations for
Outstanding Service Awards

Deadline for submission is extended until Friday, October 7th.

The Outstanding Service Award is given to NASW-NJ members or a community-based social work program for outstanding service to their local communities.
This award will be presented at this year's Annual Social Work Gala on October 27th.

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.

Click here for information on the nomination process (scroll to the bottom of the page) or contact Christina Mina ( for more information.
NASW-NJ provides tips for contacting insurance companies.

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.

RAMSEY - Professional office space to sub-let for therapist to compliment established Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner practice. P/T or F/T. Shared waiting room. Referrals possible. Call: Mary 1-551-804-6720.

CONFERENCE (non-NASW Sponsored)

Please join us for the Fourth Annual Urban Mental Health 2016 Wellness and Resilience Conference. To register, please visit:


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 underserved 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.


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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           

ICD-10 Diagnosis Changes Effective October 1

For a table of the upcoming changes to the DSM-5/ICD-10 diagnoses effective 10/1/16, click here.
#SWRocktheVote Campaign: Register Five People to Vote by Sept. 30

Social workers have long played a key role in ensuring all Americans have the right to vote. There's still time to join the #SWRocktheVote voter registration campaign by registering five people to vote by September 30. We also invite you to snap a picture of yourself and your answer to the campaign question, "Voting is important because..." and post it on social media using hashtag #SWRocktheVote! Download the "Voting is important because..." sheet here.

License Renewal
LAST CHANCE To Renew 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."
2017 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:
- First Vice President
- Northwest Regional Representative
- Northeast Regional Representative
- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)
- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)
Also, the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) will have four (4) positions open in the next Election.
The Election will take place in May of 2017. Terms of service begin on July 1, 2017. 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 ( or 732.296.8070 x12).
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.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

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

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
October 15 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
October 6 - Register
December 1 - Register
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.

NASW Schools of Social Work Virtual Grad Fair

November 9, 2016

Register for the first NASW Schools of Social Work Virtual Grad Fair.


- Schools of Social Work: Register Here.  

- Students: Register Here

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:
October 11 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
October 13 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
October 17 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
October 17 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
October 20 - Essex (meets in West Orange)

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!
For more about NASW, click here.             To join NASW, click here.