November 19, 2015   

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Friday 12/4- Sunday 12/6
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision Course

Friday, 12/4, 10:30am-4:30pm
(5 CEUs) Realizing a Mindful Life: Cultivating Mindfulness in Your Personal and Clinical Practices

Saturday, 12/5, 9:30am-12:30pm
(3 CEUs) Relationship Coaching for Couples of Color: Through a
Socio-Cultural and Economic Lens

Monday, 12/7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Friday, 12/11, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep- Clinical

Friday, 12/11, 12pm-1:30pm
Private Practice Billing: What You Need to Know- Online Webinar

Monday, 12/14, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 12/14, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Holiday Party

Monday, 12/14, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Service Project/Holiday Gathering

Monday, 12/14, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event

Monday, 12/14, 7pm- 8:30pm
Social Work in Sports Special Interest Group Online Meeting

Tuesday, 12/15, 12pm-2pm
Bergen PPSIG Networking Meeting

Tuesday, 12/15, 6pm-8pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Holiday Gathering & Service Project

Thursday, 12/17, 6pm-8pm
Hudson Unit Holiday Gathering

Saturday, 12/19 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep- Masters


A Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman  

By now you're getting those year-end solicitations asking for your dollars before December 31st so you can get tax deductions while helping various charitable efforts. Before you pull out your credit card or checkbook, I want you to think about an important principle: When you are in an airplane and they give instructions for the flight, they tell you is that if the oxygen mask drops down, you should put your own mask on first before you help others.

As Social Workers, we are in a profession that is frequently under siege from various external forces. Our profession is comprised largely of members who are part of the disappearing "middle class" that is a big part of the public dialogue among politicians and the media.

With so much at stake for ourselves and our colleagues, we need to think of our own 'oxygen mask' first. For us, investing in our profession will effectively come from supporting our new partner, the NJ Social Work Education, Research and Scholarship Corporation (NJ SWERS). Donations to NJ SWERS, which is a charitable organization (501(c)3) under the Internal Revenue Service rules, are tax-deductible. So by donating to NJ SWERS you are helping yourself as well as helping your profession.

You will hear much more about NJ SWERS over the coming months, but basically its role is to promote education and research on health, mental health and Social Work professional issues. These include working to promote the value of Social Workers by educating the public and policymakers about scholarships, fellowships, wages and payments, loan forgiveness, etc.

Just $15 from every member of NASW-NJ would raise $100,000 per year towards achieving these critical goals. You can begin by clicking on this link,, and making a tax-deductible investment in your profession and your own Social Work future. Please act now to promote the success of this critical partnership. Thanks.

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.



Spacious office available in Shrewsbury, FT or PT. Convenient location. Peaceful shared waiting room, bath and kitchenette. Utilities included. First floor, handicapped accessible. On-site free parking. Contact Cathy at 732-380-0012.

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It will appear as a clickable link
right to your Web site.
Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!

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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   




Be a Leader in your NASW-NJ Chapter!

We are currently seeking potential candidates to fill these positions:
- 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.

Elections 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? Please submit a nomination form as soon as possible.
Questions? See Run For Office or contact Mary Jean Weston ( or 732.296.8070 x12).  
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Another great Private Practice meeting for the Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG members facilitated by Robin Bottino and Lauren Piserchia.  The group heard a very informative presentation on domestic and sexual violence by Janet Lee from 180 -Turning Lives Around, Inc.  The next meeting will be January 14th. For more information and to register, click here! To be included on the Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG listserv, send an email to

Take your career to the next level in 2016!
NASW wants to connect you with employers looking for candidates with your skill sets. Take a look into 2016 and envision maximum advancement in your career.
Register today and take the next two months to perfect your professional profile, prepare for the event, and explore the available positions as new employers
sign up.

Private Practice Special Interest Groups  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

December 14th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrencville)
December 14th - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
December 15th - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 

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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Be sure to give us your new email address so you continue to receive newSWire and as well as Chapter news and Member benefit information.

Click here to access your NASW Profile and make that change today!

Upcoming CE Courses
Energetic Solutions to Everyday Situations
(2 Clinical CEUs)
December 1, 2015 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Hackettstown
Presenter: Laura Palermo, LCSW

This interactive workshop is designed to help understand complementary forms of healing such as yoga, meditation, and energy healing to help with life stressors. The techniques taught are simple, yet effective and can be applied immediately in daily life for both the clinician and the client.

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.

Click here for Cost and Registration

Mental Health Issues for Long Term Care Residents and Community Based Crises
(3 Clinical CEUs from NJAHCSW) 
December 2, 2015 from 9:00am - 12:30pm 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

Click here for Cost and Registration

Looking for more courses?
View the full list of CE Courses on our Web site here.
Discounts for Members
NASW has exciting new benefits for members!
As a member of NASW, you're entitled to exclusive discounts
not available to the general public.

Save hundreds of dollars on everyday products for your practice or personal use including office supplies, email marketing tools, travel and more!
Click here to take advantage of the members-only discounts!
At NASW, your membership means so much!
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.
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


Thanks for being a sponsor at the 45th Anniversary Gala!

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

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-  Discounts on cruises, vacations, and rental cars 
-  Office supplies and furniture 
-  Free or discounted CE workshops 
-  Access to scholarships 
-  Ethics consultations 
-  Free networking opportunities
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