July 22 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Wednesday, 8/3, 10am-1pm

Thursday, 8/4, 9am-4:30pm

Saturday, 8/6, 9am-4:30pm
NASW has a Social Work
Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman
Save the Date: 2nd Annual

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ
Join us as we celebrate our membership and the installation of the 2016-2017 NASW-NJ Board of Directors. Come network with the top social workers in the state as they receive awards such as the the prestigious NASW-NJ Social Worker of the Year award.

Last year was invigorating and this year's festivity is sure to be exciting. Members and students are encouraged to attend and witness what being a part of NASW-NJ and NJ SWERS is all about.
Watch for more information and registration details in newSWire™ this summer.
NASW Special Meeting -
Members must Register by July 29, 2016

NASW National has rescheduled a special meeting of the members to be held virtually on August 25 at 3 p.m. 
The meeting's purpose will be to hear members' thoughts and questions about the Association's Modernization initiative. Information on the Modernization initiative is available at
Click here to register. When you register, send us an email to info@naswnj.org  so we can share any additional information with you prior to the virtual meeting.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please send an email to specialmeeting@naswdc.org.
Remember: You must renew your Social Work License or Certification by August 31, 2016.
See below for details and links to what you need. Also, CE Courses available to insure you have enough by 8/31/16!

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Immediate opening for  licensed clinical social workers for out-patient facilities in Camden county. Full-time position w/full benefits and up TO $57,000 per year (based on experience). Must have a current license in the State of New Jersey as an LCSW and one year experience in the mental health field is preferred. Visit us at: www.sjbhr.org Send Resume to: hr@sjbhr.org  or fax: 856-488-5573.

- Another Door Opens Recovery Center is seeking professionals for part-time positions immediately. Congenial atmosphere; Working with substance abuse and mental health. We also deal with dual-diagnosis disorders. Please contact Reja Patterson at
rpatterson@adorc.org . Our facility is located in Trenton, NJ (near the Sun Arena).


To view more ad postings on our Web site click here.  
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It will appear as a clickable link
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For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at jhendryx@naswnj.org.

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For more details 
 send your questions to jhendryx@naswnj.org.

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          


Upcoming CE Courses   
Supervision: Ethics, Boundaries, and the Multiple Relationship  
(3 Clinical, Ethics CE credits)
July 26, 2016 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick
Clinical Presentations of Survivors: Neurobiological and Intrapersonal Impacts  
(2 Clinical CE credits) 
July 28, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Newton 
Info & Registration  

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling 
(6 Clinical
, Ethics CE credits) 
August 2, 2016 from 9:30am - 4:30pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Clinical Intervention with Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and their Family Caregivers
(3 Clinical, Social and Cultural Competence CE credits)

August 3, 2016 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Behavioral Care with LGBT Clients 

(5 Clinical, Social/
Cultural CE credits)
August 11, 2016 from 10am - 4pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Using Motivational Interviewing to Move Clients through the Stages of Change 

(5 Clinical CE
August 12, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma: Assessing and Treating Black Families 
(5 Clinical, Social/Cultural CE credits) 
August 26, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses (and keep an eye out, since we'll be adding more!) on our Web site
  Essex Private Practice Group
NASW-NJ is excited to announce the recreation of the Essex Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) facilitated by Vashonna Etienne, LCSW.  The group met for their first preliminary networking meeting on 7/21.  They will begin meeting monthly in West Orange starting in the Fall. 

To add your name to the Essex PPSIG listserv, contact Christina Mina ( cmina@naswnj.org).
South NJ Private Practice Group
Members of the South Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) gathered to learn about the many challenges dealing with technology in your private practice on 7/15 in Voorhees.  The next South PPSIG meeting is scheduled for August 19th. For more information and to register, click here.
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event
Mercer/Burlington Unit members gather to hear a presentation
about homelessness from Renee Koubiadis, Executive Director of the Anti-Poverty Netwo rk (APN) and Dawne Belfon, Assistant Director of Social Services at The Affordable Homes Group on July 19th at Chickie's & Pete's in Bordentown .
presenter Seeking Presenters for 2017 Annual Conferenc e
Get paid to attend the Annual Conference by sharing your expertise with your peers!

Join us as a presenter for the 2017 NASW-NJ/NJSWERS Annual Conference in May in Atlantic City. Submit your workshop proposal by August 29, 2016 to be reviewed by the Continuing Education Committee. Applicants will be notified in November whether their workshop has been accepted.

Step 1: Read through Call for Proposals Guidelines & check presenter criteria here: http://tinyurl.com/2017-CallforProposalsGuide

Step 2: Create your proposal.

Step 3: Submit your workshop proposal here by August 29, 2016.

Questions? Call us at 732-296-8070.
License Renewal
What You Need to Know to Renew Your License in 2016
By now you should have received a renewal notice for your Social Work License (LSW or LCSW) or Certification (CSW) in the mail.
If you have not yet received your renewal notice, click here for information on how to renew.

Renewal is online only and your renewal notice will provide you with instructions on how to renew your license or certification.
You must renew your license by August 31, 2016 or you cannot work as a social worker in New Jersey.
Important Notice Regarding
License Renewal & Passport Request:
If you are a US Citizen or qualified alien, you do NOT need to provide a copy of your passport.  Scroll down to the bottom of the notice page requesting your passport, click "I understand" and continue with your renewal.    

Click here to access the 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."

If you're an NASW member and still have questions after reading the License Renewal web page, please feel free to reach out to our NASW-NJ Licensing Hotline by submitting a form to www.tinyurl.com/LicensingHotline
CE & The Arts: Volunteers Needed

Soon we will be announcing a year-long schedule of events for "CE and The Arts," one of our very popular Continuing Education programs.

For those not familiar with the program, we teach about Social Work themes through the use of theater and film. Social workers come together to view a film or play, which is followed by a lecture or panel and facilitated discussion.

This year we began to introduce the use of other forms of performance art with a concert by the Music For People Improv Orchestra at the Annual Meeting of the Profession/CE Conference in Atlantic City.
Volunteers who have an interest in the arts and would like to be involved in finding and selecting programs, identifying presenters or personally presenting the educational component of a program, are encouraged to send an e-mail to info@naswnj.org with the subject line "CE and The Arts."
CE Institute
Did you know that there is no limit to the number of
online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Are you looking for online CEUs that are valid
for your NJ license or certification?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

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

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
August 6 - Register 
September 23 - Register 
LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
August 4 - Register
October 6- Register
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 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.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
July 29 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)
August 19 - South NJ (meets in Voorhees)

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.