June 2 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Tuesday, 6/7, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Saturday, 6/11, 10:30am-4:30pm
(5 CEUs) Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice

Monday, 6/13, 9:30am-11am

Monday, 6/13, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 6/13, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event

Wednesday, 6/15, 7pm-8:30pm
Bergen/Passaic Unit Event

Friday, 6/17, 9:30am-11am
South NJ PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Monday, 6/20, 10am-4pm
(5 CEUs) Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making

Tuesday, 6/21, 6pm-8pm
Sussex/Warren Unit Event

Tuesday, 6/21, 7pm-9pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Thursday, 6/23, 9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday, 6/23, 6pm-7:30pm
Hudson Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Thursday, 6/23, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Children & Adolescents SIG Film Screening & Discussion

Friday, 6/24, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Sunday, 6/26, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Tuesday, 6/28, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event

Wednesday, 6/29, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Is Aging the Same for Everyone?: Health Disparities Within the LGBT Community

Thursday, 6/30, 6pm-8pm
Union Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event
License Renewal
NJ License Renewal Notice Will be Coming By Mail

All NJ Social Work Licenses & Certifications are due for renewal this summer. Your license must be renewed by August 31, 2016 or you cannot work as a social worker in New Jersey.

Renewal notices for Social Work Licenses (LSW or LCSW) and Certifications (CSW) will arrive in the mail between June 15 and July 15. The notice will be sent from the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, not from the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

Please watch for this mailing. It will not be in a regular envelope. It looks like a check from the government (with tear strips on 3 sides).

License renewal is online only but you will need your  notice in order to renew. This notice will provide you with unique instructions on how to renew your license or certification. 

Watch newSWire or see the NASW-NJ Web site ( www.naswnj.org) for more information after July 1st.
onlineCEinstitute 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.
Renee Koubiadis, NASW-NJ Advocacy Coordinator,
Named Executive Director of
Anti-Poverty Network 

We learned recently that Renee Wolf Koubiadis, our Advocacy Coordinator, will be leaving this month to become the Executive Director of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey (APN). Since joining our staff in 2014, Renee has worked with the Chapt er's lobbyist and numerous advocacy partners across the state, including APN, to represent the social work perspective in the advocacy, legislative, and regulatory arenas. She has also staffed the Legislative and Social Action (LASA) and Political Action for Candidate Endorsement (PACE) Committees.
Prior to this, Renee was a longtime member of NASW, and has served in a number of volunteer roles at NASW-NJ over the last 14 years. We wish Renee well and know she will continue to be a part of NASW-NJ through her volunteer work with the Chapter.


LCADC / APN / LCSW - 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).


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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          


Know Your CE Requirements   
Continuing Education (CE) Credits are required for each biennial (two year) licensing cycle.

To renew your license (LSW or LCSW) or certification (CSW), you will need to have completed the required number of CE credits during the current biennial period, which ends 
August 31, 2016.

Click  here to see "Tips for Understanding the NJ Social Work Regulations for Continuing Education" which details information about how many credits each licensing level requires.
Upcoming CE Courses   
Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice 
(5 Clinical, Ethics CE credits) 
June 11, 2016 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill 
Info & Registration

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making
(5 Ethics or Social/Cultural CE credits)
June 20, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in Edison
Info & Registration  
Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy: Enlivening Treatment with the Tools of Psychodrama 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
June 23, 2016 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

Is Aging the Same for Everyone?: Health Disparities Within the LGBT Community 
(3 Social/Cultural CE credits)
Note: credits for this course are not valid for NY social workers 
June 29, 2016 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick 
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

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

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
Sam Bernstein, NJSWERS President
wins the 2016 Governor's Educational Service Provider of the Year Award

We are proud to announce that our very own Sam Bernstein, President of NJ SWERS (New Jersey Social Work Education, Research and Scholarship Corporation) has been awarded the 2016 Governor's Educational Service Provider of the Year for Winfield Scott School No. 2.

Sam Bernstein is a school-based social worker for the Elizabeth Public Schools, currently assigned to the Winfield Scott School No. 2. He has been employed by the Elizabeth Public Schools since 2000. His duties include individual and group counseling, I&RS team leadership, Anti-Bullying activities, HIB investigations, advising the Junior Honor Society, and the No Place For Hate student advisory council. He has provided numerous workshops and trainings for school personnel and parents on a variety of subjects that include Suicide Prevention, Building Self Esteem, and Anti-Bullying.

For more information about the award, click here.
For information about NJ SWERS, click here.
SAVE THE DATE: FREE Political Organizing Webinar July 25 for
NASW Members Only

Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S. 2173/H.R. 3712)

July 25, 2016: 3PM - 4 PM ET
1.0 CEUs
Host: National Association of Social Workers
Registration details forthcoming

Join NASW for a webinar on the political process, with a focus on the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015. You'll learn what NASW is doing to promote the bill and how you can get involved.

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

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

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses  
June 26 - Register
July 9 - Register 

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
June 17 - Register
August 4 - 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:
June 3 - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick) 
June 7 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
June 13 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
June 13 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
June 17 - 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!
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