July 7 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Saturday, 7/9, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Monday, 7/11, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Summer Celebration

Friday, 7/15, 9:30am-11am
South PPSIG ( Private Practice) Meeting

Tuesday, 7/19, 7pm-9pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Thursday, 7/21, 10am-11am
*NEW* Essex PPSIG (Private Practice) Networking Meeting

Thursday, 7/21, 6pm-8pm
(2 CEUs) Hypnotherapy in Clinical Practice - Getting to the Unconscious Through Deep Relaxation

Thursday, 7/21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(2 CEUs) Untangling the Intricacies of Clients Affected by Infidelity

Tuesday, 7/26, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Supervision: Ethics, Boundaries, and the Multiple Relationship

Thursday, 7/28, 6pm-8pm
(2 CEUs) Clinical Presentations of Survivors: Neurobiological and Intrapersonal Impacts

Thursday, 7/28, 6pm-8pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Networking Meet & Greet Event

Friday, 7/29, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Tuesday, 8/2, 9:30am-4:30pm
(6 CEUs) Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Wednesday, 8/3, 10am-1pm

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

Saturday, 8/6, 9am-4:30pm

NASW offers  My NASW Health Choices Program!
Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman
NASW Special Meeting

NASW has rescheduled a special meeting of the members to be held virtually, August 25 at 3 p.m. ET.  Some members had petitioned for a special meeting to change the Association's modernization initiative, but members do not have authority to change a Board-adopted initiative. Instead, the meeting's purpose will be to hear members' thoughts and questions about the initiative. Information on the modernization initiative is available at
Members interested in participating must pre-register by July 29, 2016.  Register here. 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.

Psychotherapy Scam Warning

It has been brought to our attention that recently many members in private practice have been receiving an email from a potential client claiming to be of Canadian origin looking for psychotherapy and/or couples counseling services while they are on vacation in New Jersey. Our advice is not to engage further by email or phone.

You should always exercise caution about providing social work services to clients who are out of state as you may be violating licensing laws of another jurisdiction.  We have programs in our Continuing Education Online Institute (www.naswwa.inreachce.com/) including a presentation by Dr. Frederic Reamer on Practicing Social Work in an Electronic World: Ethical and Risk-Management Issues. Click here for more information for this workshop.  There are many other online workshops that will position you for safety in your practice. 
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. The notice was sent from the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs (not the Board of Social Work Examiners).

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.
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 and CE requirements.

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


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North Brunswick, NJ 08902


Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director          


NASW-NJ Member, Peter Jacob, Runs for US Congress

Emigrating from India to the United States in 1986, the parents of Peter Jacob sought a new life and new opportunities for their children.  Thirty years later, they own and operate a thriving business and their son is running for Congress as the presumptive Democratic candidate opposing incumbent Republican Leonard Lance in the 7th District.  To read more, click here.
LSW Test Prep on 7/9
Seats Still Available!
Looking to take an LSW test prep course with a smaller group, so you can have a more personalized learning experience?
Sign up now for our limited registrant course on Saturday, 7/9 from 9:00am - 4:30pm, just click here
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.
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.
Do not send CE Certificates to the Board.
You must keep your CE certificates for your own records and for the Board of Social Work Examiners (Board) in the event you are audited. However, you will NOT send your CE certificates to the Board as part of the renewal process.
When you renew online, you will be asked to check a statement confirming that you have or will have completed your continuing education requirements by August 31, 2016. No other documentation is required at this time.  
Upcoming CE Courses   
Hypnotherapy in Clinical Practice - Getting to the Unconscious Through Deep Relaxation  
(2 Clinical CE c
July 21, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in North Brunswick 

Untangling the Intricacies of Clients Affected by Infidelity 
(2 Clinical CE credits) 
July 21, 2016 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Shrewsbury 
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
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.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses  
July 9 - Register
August 6 - Register 

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
August 4 - Register
October 6- Register
North/Central PPSIG Summer Celebration Luncheon 

The July meeting/party for the North/Central Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) will be held on Monday, July 11th at Casa Luna Mexican Grill in Somerville.
  Don't miss this exciting opportunity to connect and n etwork with your peers. 

Bring a social work friend and don't forget your business cards!  RSVP here.

Free Q&A Phone Sessions on Private Practice for NASW Members

"An Hour With Private Practice" is a monthly call-in, question-and-answer session focused on a specific private practice subject.  Callers can join the discussion, ask questions and comment.  These sessions will provide important clinical social work updates that affect the delivery of mental health services.

Sessions are limited to the first 100 callers on the day of the event. Registration is not required.  "An Hour With Private Practice" is held the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m.

For call-in information, click here.

Upcoming Sessions:

July 20: Psychotherapy Notes and Reimbursement Claims: What Information Should You Report 

August 17
: A Review of the New Technology Standards for Social Work Practice 

September 21
: Tips for Survival in the Business World of Private Practice 

October 19
: What is NASW Doing to Advocate for Private Practitioners: 

November 16
: Preparing a Professional Will for Your Practice: Important Factors to Consider 

December 2016
: Holiday 
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 11 - North/Central Summer Celebration (Somerville)
July 15 - South NJ (meets in Voorhees)
July 21 - *NEW* Essex  (meets in South Orange)
July 29 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)

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.