May 19 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Friday-Sunday, 5/20-5/22, 9am-5pm

Monday, 5/23, 5pm-7pm
Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Tuesday, 5/24, 7pm-pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Friday, 5/27, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Friday, 6/3, 12pm-1:30pm
Middlesex PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Tuesday, 6/7, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Saturday, 6/11, 10:30am-4:30pm
(5 CEUs) Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice

Monday, 6/13, 9:30am-11am

Monday, 6/13, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 6/13, 6pm-7:30pm
CE Institute 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.
"Elite Continuing Education" Programs are NOT APPROVED for NJ Social Workers!
The Board of Social Work Examiners (NJ Licensing Board) has asked NASW-NJ to share this information with all NJ social workers.
Elite Continuing Education has recently sent a book filled with Continuing Education (CE) programs to many New Jersey Social workers. However, these courses will not be accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) for CEUs toward your NJ license requirement.

The reasons for this are outlined in "Tips for Understanding the New Jersey Social Work Regulations for Continuing Education" (at Review sub-section a) under the information entitled " Where can I take CE courses? What courses are accepted by the Licensing Board?"

You will note that courses offered by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW National) or any NASW State Chapter, including NASW-NJ, will be accepted. However, courses offered by a third party but only approved by NASW National are not currently accepted by the BSWE.

All Social Work Licenses and Certifications must be renewed by August 31, 2016 and your CEUs for this licensing cycle must be completed by that date. Please review the entire "Tips" document for full details on what courses are accepted for NJ Social Workers by the NJ BSWE.
NASW-NJ Members get Discount on the Private Practice Manual 


ADVOCATE - Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) provides advocacy and legal representation for people with disabilities. Interviews, investigates, monitors, researches, analyzes, negotiates, advocates, and provides outreach and training. Knowledge of disability service system, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, and problem solving skills. Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Work or related field.  Resume and letter of interest to: DRNJ Attn:  Interview Committee, Fax:  609-777-0187, Email: DRNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


PENNINGTON - Calming office in well-established practice available for sublet. Shared; nicely decorated waiting room, bathroom with parking.
Possible opportunity for referrals.
Call 609-658-0352.

SUMMIT - Comfortable suite with one available spacious, furnished office. Other offices in well-kept building filled with mental health professional. One floor walk-up in downtown Summit, in the heart of the city overlooking large sunny windows. Close to train, shopping, restaurants, and parking. Available for sublet every day full-time or part-time, days, weekends, and evenings; except Mondays. Seen to be appreciated. 227 square feet, somewhat larger than 12 x 18, with shared waiting room, including heat and electric. Call/text/email Charles Zadikow, 908-273-5627 or Sharon Shrensel at or 908-273-3971.  

* 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).


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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          


Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
May 20, 21, 22 - 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 - $325
Non-Member - $400

NASW-NJ Member Raises Alarm on Elder Abuse
Some 85 caregivers employed by 11 agencies of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ heard a geriatric social worker declare that the problem of senior abuse is growing, within and outside the Jewish community.

"The number of people aging is increasing, and they are living longer," said Helen Hunter, an independent geriatric social worker consultant and trainer from Middlesex County who has worked with senior citizens for 34 years. "Many are being cared for at home, and possibly some caregivers are not trained to know how to deal with folks who are in bad condition."

For the full article, click here.
Upcoming CE Courses   
Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice 
(5 Clinical, Ethics CE credits) 
June 11, 2016 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill 
Info & Registration

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making
(5 Ethics or Social/Cultural CE credits)
June 20, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in Edison
Info & Registration  
Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy: Enlivening Treatment with the Tools of Psychodrama 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
June 23, 2016 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration

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

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

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

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
NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Slows Transition to Fee-for-service 
After hearing feedback from numerous providers, last week the State announced that it would allow some providers to delay the transition to the new fee-for-service Medicaid system from January 1, 2017 to July 1, 2017. Still providers have concerns that the new Medicaid system for some mental health and addictions care will force providers to cut programs because of budget shortfalls.

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Private Practice Manual Now
Available for Purchase! 

Do you have questions about starting your own Clinical Private Practice?
Do you want to establish a high-quality, professional and ethical Private Practice?
Do you wonder about:
  • Fee-setting
  • Ethics
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Supervision
  • Licensing
  • Third-party reimbursement
  • Legal issues
  • Liability
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Sample forms
Then look no further and let the NASW-NJ Private Practice Manual be your guide.
Order your copy today! Cost: $80; NASW Member Cost: $50.
To place your order, click here.
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 

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
June 17- Register
August 4- 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 with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

May 20 - South (meets in Voorhees)
May 27 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City) 
June 3 - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick) 
June 13 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
June 13 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
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We have a NEW advertising feature, where your LOGO 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!

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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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