June 16 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Friday, 6/17, 9:30am-11am
South NJ PPSIG (Private Practice) Meeting

Monday, 6/20, 10am-4pm
(5 CEUs) Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making

Tuesday, 6/21, 6pm-8pm
Sussex/Warren Unit Event

Thursday, 6/23, 9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday, 6/23, 6pm-7:30pm
Hudson Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Friday, 6/24, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Sunday, 6/26, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Tuesday, 6/28, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event

Wednesday, 6/29, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Is Aging the Same for Everyone?: Health Disparities Within the LGBT Community

Thursday, 6/30, 6pm-8pm
Union Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Saturday, 7/9, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters
NASW Members get Discounts on CE Programs! 
Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman

We Are Orlando!

This week, our nation suffered a horrific attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The death toll was higher than in any single "mass shooting" in U.S. history. 

The wounds from this event are many: The appalling loss of life and the violence perpetrated against the LGBTQ community are obvious. But the ongoing debate about gun control, in which leaders of our country continue to support easy access to firearms, creates yet another wound for all who have suffered previous losses as well as for everyone who lives at risk in a society that allows the purchase of automatic weapons by its citizens.

I ask you to contact the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence at 1-855-331-8593. Your call will help move gun control legislation through the U.S. Congress. And please take a look at the links and information below.

I especially encourage you to make time to listen to Anderson Cooper read the names and share brief information about those who died in a nightclub in Orlando.

By sharing our shock, our grief and our resolve, we will find ways to heal and reduce violence in our communities.
Welcome to NASW-NJ Leadership!

As we announced last week, Tawanda Hubbard has been chosen President-Elect of our Chapter. Tawanda will serve in this role for one year, then assume the Presidency on July 1, 2017 when David Barry's term ends.

Other winners include: Vashonna Etienne, Board Secretary; Katie Findley, Central Regional Representative; Laura Rodgers, Southern Regional Representative; Tammy Smith, Graduate Student Representative; and Ashley Cameron, Undergraduate Student Representative. These new Board members will join the Board on July 1, 2016.

In addition, 3 new members of the Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) were elected. Congratulations to Elsa Candelario, Gia Leo and Khabir Williams who will work with other CCNLI members to identify next year's candidates for Chapter Election.

If you are interested in running for a position with NASW-NJ, please contact Mary Jean at mjweston@naswnj.org or 732.296.8070 x12.


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).

LCSW - Senior Care Therapy (www.seniorcaretherapy.com) is seeking a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide psychotherapy and counseling services to residents of a senior facility in Somerset, NJ. The position can be full or part-time. Opportunities to work evenings and weekends are available as well. We offer clinically fulfilling as well as financially rewarding positions with a flexible work schedule. Whether you are looking for a full-time opportunity, a private practitioner looking for supplemental work, or juggling a busy and unpredictable schedule, we will have an opportunity for you. Please email all resumes to careers@seniorcaretherapy.com.


MANALAPAN (Monmouth County) - Part-time office space available immediately with shared waiting room in a warm and friendly environment. Beautifully furnished. Ample parking. Convenient Route 9 location. jdemaio56@gmail.com.


AEDP for Couples Five-Day Retreat

July 11- 15, 2016
32.5 CEUs ASWB NJ Course #683, NYSED, APA
Enhance your couple work and take it to a transformational level that incorporates attachment, effective neuroscience, and healing relational trauma. Skill sets will be introduced with theoretical foundations and clinical videos, experiential exercises, and practice.
Info & Registration:

** 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


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David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director          


Earn Clinical CEUs Next Week
Seats Filling Up!

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

This experiential workshop provides an in-depth introduction to the principles and applications of psychodrama. Psychodrama blends with many expressive and clinical approaches, providing practical tools for most settings. Move beyond active listening and engage together with your clients' stories in a way that transcends language and creates healing through action.

License Renewal
NJ License Renewal Notice Will be Coming By Mail

All NJ Social Work Licenses & Certifications are due for renewal this summer. Your license must be renewed by August 31, 2016 or you cannot work as a social worker in New Jersey.

Renewal notices for Social Work Licenses (LSW or LCSW) and Certifications (CSW) will arrive in the mail between June 15 and July 15. The notice will be sent from the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, not from the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

Please watch for this mailing. It will not be in a regular envelope. It looks like a check from the government (with tear strips on 3 sides).

License renewal is online only, but you will need your  notice in order to renew. This notice will provide you with unique instructions on how to renew your license or certification. 

Watch newSWire or see the NASW-NJ Web site ( www.naswnj.org) for more information after July 1st.
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.
Know Your CE Requirements   
Continuing Education (CE) Credits are required for each biennial (two year) licensing cycle.

To renew your license (LSW or LCSW) or certification (CSW), you will need to have completed the required number of CE credits during the current biennial period, which ends 
August 31, 2016.

Click  here to see "Tips for Understanding the NJ Social Work Regulations for Continuing Education" which details information about how many credits each licensing level requires.
Essex Unit Job Fair

Essex Unit had another great event held at Seton Hall University in South Orange on June 13th.  The group carried out a "job fair" where members shared resources and information from their place of employment.  Many new graduates also were there to gain valuable information from professionals in their Unit.
  For more photos, check out the NASW-NJ Photo Gallery here.
CEProgramsUpcoming CE Courses   
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

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 

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

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
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.
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
August 6 - Register 

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
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 cmina@naswnj.org with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
June 17 - South NJ (meets in Voorhees)
July 11 - North/Central Summer Celebration (Somerville)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice for
individuals, families, and communities.
Please consider joining today!
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