September 17, 2015   
Upcoming Events
To see all events, visit our Calendar.  

Sunday, 9/20, 10am-4pm
COURSE FULL- (5 CEUs) What You Need to Know: Diagnosing and Coding with ICD-10/DSM-5

Monday, 9/21, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Thursday, 9/24, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Friday, 9/25, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG Meeting

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

Wednesday, 9/30, 6pm-8pm
Addictions Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting Conference Call

Friday, 10/2, 9am-2:30pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision Course begins

Sunday, 10/4, 1:30pm-4:30pm
(3 CEUs) The Complexity and Necessity of Collaboration When Treating Children and Adolescents

Monday, 10/5, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event

Tuesday, 10/6, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event

Thursday, 10/8, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Saturday, 10/11, 9am-4:30pm
COURSE FULL- LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Monday, 10/12, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Tuesday, 10/13, 7pm-9pm
(2 CEUs) Substance and Sexual Abuse

Thursday, 10/15, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Thursday, 10/15, 7pm-8:30pm
Children & Adolescents Special Interest Group (SIG) Online Meeting

Friday, 10/16, 6pm-8pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Monday, 10/19, 8am-4:30pm
(6 CEUs) 2015 Fall Health Care Conference

Saturday, 10/24, 5pm-10pm
NASW-NJ 45th Anniversary Gala

A Message from
Executive Director Walter Kalman
walter As I said in the last issue of FOCUS, "change is inevitable. Change can be good. It can present us with new opportunities, motivate us to take action and reinforce the choices we've made."

As Social Workers we are agents of change, but not all change is good. Embracing our social work values means that we must express our concerns when we feel change may be counterproductive. We must work to improve and correct the deficiencies and maximize the benefits of potential changes.

Last week you should have received a message from our national NASW Board President, Darrell Wheeler, outlining the changes that are anticipated. As a member, you have a right and responsibility to understand the meaning and the effect of changes that impact YOUR professional association, and to express your views on these plans. To learn more, go to We will endeavor to keep you appraised of anticipated changes.

We are living in tumultuous times - environmentally, politically, economically, organizationally. The motto of our Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee is, "the world belongs to those who show up". It is your job to "show up" and join in, to stay abreast of changes and to express your concerns and/or your support.

gallopinghill Celebrate with us at our 45th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Galloping Hill Golf Course

Hors D'Oeuvres Reception, Dinner, 
Silent Auction, Dancing!

Plan to join us for this great evening with friends, colleagues, Chapter Board members and staff.

Let people know about your business/private practice.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

Click here
for more details on becoming a sponsor.

Click here to Register for this great event.
NASW Dues Increase on October 1st:
Pay Now and Save!

New Payment Options Available

After holding dues steady for 10 years, NASW is increasing membership dues effective October 1, 2015. New dues rates apply to those with membership expiration dates of 9/30/2015 and later. Click on the FAQs box below for more information and new dues rates.
To provide more flexibility in paying dues, NASW is offering two payment options: (1) prepay at the current rate for up to two years by September 30, 2015 or (2) prepay your full dues in two or three installments by your membership expiration date. Both payment options are available by phone or by mail (but not online).
To prepay by phone at the current dues rate, call NASW Member Services before the increase on October 1st.
Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm
SOCIAL WORKER - (LCSW + 5 years) experienced clinician needed for individual and group treatment. Must have experience in group development. 4 days per week.  Resumes only to
SOCIAL WORKER - (LCSW only) to provide clinical services to older adults. Position requires home visits to seniors, counseling, and case knowledge of senior resources. Resumes to


PRINCETON - Seeking office space to sub-lease in greater Princeton area, preferably Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday. Contact Lori at

Emotional Freedom Techniques: Mind-Body Treatment  Approach To  Anxiety Spectrum Disorders
(aka Tapping)  
Re gister & Info: Medford, NJ (near Cherry Hill). Friday, 10/2/2015. 10AM to 5PM. Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCEP, International EFT Trainer. Approved for 6 clinical CEUs for NJ social workers by the CE Approval Collaborative. 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 or
*Click here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education

View even more ad postings on our Web site here.

Get Exposure!  

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


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   




Call for Reviewers

The CE Approval Collaborative is looking for volunteers to review applications for approval of social work continuing education courses in the State of New Jersey. Volunteers receive CE vouchers in exchange for reviewing applications and serving on this Committee.

Find out more here.
Private Practice SIGs  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

September 21st - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
September 25th - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)
October 8th - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls) 

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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Essex Unit Kicks Off a New Year
Thanks to Seton Hall University for hosting
the monthly NASW-NJ Essex Unit events.
The next meeting will be October 5th- register here.

Upcoming CE Courses  
What You Need to Know: Diagnosing and Coding with ICD-10 and DSM-5  
(5 Clinical CEUs) 

- Note: September 20, 2015 in New Brunswick is now FULL
- November 1, 2015 in Tenafly - Register
- January 23, 2016 in Cherry Hill - Register
The Pyschosocial Dynamics of Medical Illness:
Key Issues for Patients and Caregivers
(Presented by the NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers)
October 19, 2015 in Edison
(6 Clinical, including 1.5 Ethics CEUs)
Full schedule, cost and exhibitor opportunities available on the conference homepage. 
View the full list of CE Courses on our Web site here .
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW Test Prep on September 26, 2015 - Register
LSW Test Prep on October 11, 2015 - Course FULL
LCSW Test Prep on October 15, 2015 - Register
View more Test Prep Courses on our Web site here.
Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
October 2, 9, 16, 23 - Four day course 
9:00 AM - 2:30 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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