November 12, 2015   

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.   

Thursday, 11/12, 7pm-9pm

Friday 11/13 - Sunday 11/15

Tuesday, 11/17, 12pm-2pm
Bergen PPSIG Networking Meeting

Tuesday, 11/17, 7pm-9pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Wednesday, 11/18, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event

Wednesday, 11/18, 6:30pm-9pm
(2 CEUs) Forensic Social Work: Focus on Subpoenas and Testimony

Thursday, 11/19, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Friday, 11/20, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG Meeting

Tuesday, 12/1, 6pm-8pm
(2 CEUs) Energetic Solutions to Everyday Situations

Wednesday, 12/2, 9:00am-12:30pm
(3 CEUs) Mental Health Issues for Long Term Care Residents and Community Based Crises

A Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman 
A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to a joke...
Renée Koubiadis and I went to see a stand-up comedy routine this week by a New Jersey Assemblyperson who doubles as a stand-up comic. It was a humorous routine, poking fun at a lot of cultural issues and political themes, but the more interesting comment was made by the comedy club's proprietor who was the opening act. As part of his routine getting acquainted with the crowd, the lead-in comic made a few typical comedy statements about the members of the audience and asked at one point "if there were any black people here tonight." After a minute or so he realized that there was not a single person of color in the crowd.

Normally this might have passed unnoticed, but it was a telling statement about the audience of the featured performer and the type of patron that is a supporter of this person's political party. At a time when the loudest voices in this massive field of candidates running for President are constantly offering racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric, the absence of people of color in an audience of one political party sends a loud message.

We are occasionally asked why we endorse more candidates from one party than another in our PACE endorsements. This is one of the reasons. It is incumbent on the members of either party - when their prospective leaders spout hateful, harmful rhetoric - to speak out loudly and clearly that they do not agree, that they do not support, that they will not tolerate such divisive language from the spokespersons of their party. As Social Workers, we know the harm that is done by such language, and we will, as your professional Association, do our best to assure that those who speak such words, and those who support them, will not be the people who legislate the future of America.

NASW-NJ Exclusive Webinar  
For Members Only  
(this is not a CE event)
When: Friday, December 11th, 12:00-1:30 pm
Topic: Private Practice Billing: What You Need to Know 
Presenter: Phil Yucht, Ph.D.

Do you wonder whether to participate in electronic billing? Not sure how to properly read an EOB? Do denials and improperly processed claims take up much of your time? This webinar will cover all aspects of billing, including both insurance and patient billing. There will be a Q&A after the presentation so come prepared with your questions.

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For information or to Give a Gift of Membership, contact Janine Hendryx, Membership Coordinator ( or 732.296.8070 x18).

It may be the best gift you'll ever give.
An Hour With Private Practice Q&A 
Starting a Private Practice and Incorporating Safety Standards

FREE Q&A Session for Members
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Teleconference (12 - 1pm)

This session is from our NASW National Office. For more information, click here.

(Non-NASW Sponsored)

Emotional Freedom Techniques: Mind-Body Treatment for Anxiety Disorders (aka Tapping). 6 CEUs from NASW-NJ CE Approval Collaborative and NASW National - to bring your clinical practice into the new Millennium. Friday, December 4th. 10-5 PM. Medford, Southern NJ (near Cherry Hill). Web:
or Call (856)231-0833.  

** While these courses are not offered by NASW-NJ, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that can document approval by entities accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

For information on what programs the BSWE approves:
- Click here to review Subchapter 13:44G - 6.4 of the NJ Social Work Regulations
  - Click here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education
View more ad postings on our Web site here.

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We have a NEW advertising feature, where your ad 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


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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   




2016 NASW-NJ Chapter Elections

Consider being a Leader in your NASW-NJ Chapter!

We are currently seeking potential candidates to fill these  positions on the Chapter Board of Directors:
- President-Elect
- Secretary
- Central Regional Representative
- Southern Regional Representative
- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)
- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)

Also, the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) will have three (3) positions open in the next Election.

The Election will take place in May of 2016. Terms of service begin on July 1, 2016. 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).
Private Practice Special Interest Groups   

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

November 12th - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
November 17th - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
November 20th - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)
December 14th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrencville)
December 14th - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 

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 with the name of the group you would like to join. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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The Chapter Office Needs Volunteers To: 

*    Contact members regarding membership renewal
*    Assist with mailings to recruit new members
*    Administrative tasks

If interested, contact Janine Hendryx at
or 732-296-8070 ext. 18
Upcoming CE Courses
Forensic Social Work: Focus on Subpoenas and Testimony
(2 Non-Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
November 18, 2015 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm in North Brunswick
Presenters: Kathryn Dixon, LCSW, FACFEI & Alexandra Coglianese, LSW, Esq. 

This course is designed to explore the legal "do's" and "don'ts" in an effort to empower clinicians who find themselves on the receiving end of a subpoena. While it is possible that a social worker can receive a subpoena relative to a Complaint waged against the social work practitioner directly, most frequently the social worker's receipt of a subpoena will be related to the client's own legal matters.

Participants will increase their understanding of the three different types of subpoenas, the proper response to a subpoena, and what to do/not do if required to produce documents and/or testimony in response to a subpoena.

For those licensed in NY: NASW New Jersey Chapter SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0138.

NASW-NJ Member-  $30.00
NASW-NJ Student Member or Gold Card Member- $15.00
Non-Member-  $45.00


Mental Health Issues for Long Term Care Residents and Community Based Crises

(3 Clinical CEUs from NJAHCSW) 
December 2, 2015 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm in Edison
Presenter: Lucille Esralew, Ph.D., NADD-CC, CDP

Note: this course is not valid for New York licenses, since this course is being given by the NJ Association of Health Care SWers. 

This course will help attendees to:
1. Identify mental and behavioral health challenges of residents within LTC including significant mental illness and dementia
2. Understand the role of Statewide Clinical Outreach Program for the Elderly (S-COPE) in providing crisis response to older adults within LTC
3. Identify the mental health and behavior issues of community based adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
4. Understand the role of Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training (SCCAT) in provision of crisis response and clinical follow up to community dwelling adults with co-occurring mental illness and developmental disability

Member- $40 (must be member of NJAHCSW- Health Care Social Workers)
Non-member- $60


Looking for more courses?
View the full list of CE Courses on our Web site here.
Save the Dates!
2016 NASW-NJ Annual Conference
& Exhibition

The Meeting of the Profession
A World of New Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work
May 1-3, 2016
Borgata Hotel & Casino

Attendees: The 2016 Conference schedule and registration will be available at starting in late December.

Note for NY social workers : Contact hours at the Conference will be valid for your license this year.

Exhibitors and Agencies: If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.
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Free Ethics Consultations For Members 

The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) provides individual ethics consultations as a benefit of NASW membership. Ethic consultations are a resource for members who encounter ethical dilemmas and/or have ethics related questions.

For hours and contact information click here.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
December 19 - Register
January 31 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
December 11 - Register
February 11 - Register
Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
December 4, 5, 6 - Three day course 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day

This course is for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours.

NASW Member- $275.00
Non-Member- $350.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $250.00


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