July 15 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

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 Membership Dues can now be paid in installments!
Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman

NASW Response to Minnesota, Louisiana, and Texas

Like our colleagues in other states, we at NASW-NJ were appalled by the events of recent weeks. Shootings such as those of Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile and 12 police officers in Dallas have no place in a civilized society.
We grieve the deaths and deplore the injuries that were caused by gunfire in three different states. We join NASW National in its message to our Members:
NASW is appalled by the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and again urges reforms that would help end racial profiling and excessive use of police force and improve relations between police and the communities they serve.

It is also important that we express how deeply NASW is upset about the tragic shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of seven other police. Those deaths are made more tragic by the fact that the Dallas police and the protestors had formed a collaboration to ensure that the march was peaceful. It is gratifying to learn that the shooting of the policemen had no association with the protestors who were responding to the deaths of Alton Sterling or Philando Castile.

NASW recommends that members of the social work profession, which has a long history of pushing for social justice, to work for reforms in the nation's law enforcement system.  To read the entire article, click here
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


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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Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events. 

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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          


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."
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.
North/Central PPSIG Summer Celebration Luncheon

Members of the North/Central PPSIG gather at Casa Luna Mexican Grill in Somerville on 7/11 for the Annual Summer Celebration Luncheon. For upcoming PPSIG meetings, please visit our Events Calendar 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.
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
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses  
August 6 - Register 

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
August 4 - Register
October 6- Register

An Hour with Private Practice Presents: Psychotherapy Notes and Reimbursement Claims: What Information Should You Report

FREE Q&A Session for NASW-NJ Members
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Teleconference (12 - 1pm)

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