June 23 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

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

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 & Presentation

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

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

Friday, 7/22, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Thursday, 7/21, 6pm-8pm
(2 CEUs) Clinical Presentations of Survivors: Neurobiological and Intrapersonal Impacts

Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman

Orlando Killings: Hate Still Exists  
for Gay and Transgender Individuals

"In the aftermath of the Orlando killings, there has been a tremendous outpouring of love and support for the victims and their families. But this tragedy has also brought to the surface the unbelievable hate that still exists for gay and transgender individuals.

We can hope to legislate the guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them, but we need to speak up and focus on changing the minds of those who don't understand or refuse to accept someone they define as 'different' from them."

This is stated eloquently by Jacquelyn Warr-Williams, our NASW-NJ Southern Regional Representative and LGBTQ Special Interest Group Chair, in a  recent OpEd. Please take the time to read Jacqui's important message.

License Renewal
NJ License Renewal Notice Will be Coming By Mail Soon

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. 

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.


Watch newSWire or see the NASW-NJ Web site ( www.naswnj.org) for more information after July 1st.
NASW Members get
FREE Ethics Consultations


LCSW - Clinical Social Worker - PT - A dynamic family service agency seeking an experienced LCSW to provide clinical services to children, adults and families. Experience with children a plus. Must have outstanding clinical skills. Supervision and consultation provided. Respond to info@jfsnorthjersey.org or fax resume to 973-595-5477.

PER DIEM THERAPIST - Outpatient group practice in Westwood or Jersey City. Flex. hrs. Supervision available. Experience preferred. Send CV to Relief.Solutions192@gmail.com.

- 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          


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   
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

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 

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

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  
June 26 - Register
July 9 - Register
August 6 - 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 11 - North/Central Summer Celebration (Somerville)
July 15 - South NJ (meets in Voorhees)
July 22 - 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!
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