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January 12 , 2017

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DSM-5 Updates

For the comprehensive guide of the DSM-5 updates effective September 2016, click here.
Message from
Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

Women's Rights are Human Rights

NASW stands behind the mission and vision of the Women's March. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, we will unite for the Women's March on Washington. We hope that you'll join us and many others as we rally together for what will be a historic day.
Interested in going to the March in Washington, DC?
- Click here for more information.
- NASW-NYC has a few seats left on their buses down to DC. Call 212.668.0050 to secure a seat, buses leave at 6am.

Interested in going to the March in New York City?
Click here for more information.

Interested in going to the March in New Jersey?
Click here for more information.
Walter Signature
Candlelight Vigils for the ACA

In response to the efforts to quickly repeal the ACA without a replacement plan in place, NJ Citizen Action is organizing candlelight vigils outside various Congressional offices.
Who: Congressman Frelinghuysen, Lance, LoBiondo, MacArthur and Smith
When:  Wednesday, January 18, 4:30 - 7:00 PM
Where: Morristown, Flemington, Westfield, Mays Landing, Marlton, Toms River and Freehold
Please write to Maura Collinsgru at for the exact location information, and to let her know if you are able to help organize for more people at any of these locations. 
Did You Know_
Members can get discounted insurance rates for malpractice, home, auto, and more

LAC / LPC / LSW or LCSW - Experienced with couples (not children or teens only) sought for per diem position in Denville and Teaneck, NJ. Email resume to

SOCIAL WORKER - MSW, Case Management, FT, Days, Pennington, NJ
Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the area's most experienced physicians. Responsible for assessing, diagnosing, intervening with and planning for social work services related to patient and family bio-psycho-social needs and behaviors. Requirements: MSW. NJ LSW or LCSW. One year experience in a clinical setting performing clinical social work. To learn more and apply online, please visit Equal opportunity employer.

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Get Exposure!  

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!

For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at


Did you know that there is no limit to the number of online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.
Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events. 

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           

Private Practice Shared 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 10 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Janine Hendryx at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

TONIGHT - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
January 19 - Essex  (meets in West Orange)
January 20 - South (meets in Cherry Hill)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.  
Register Now!

Annual Conference & Exhibition
(2 0+ CEUs)
April 30 - May 2, 2017  
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
Choose from 60+ workshops, meet with 80+ exhibitors, network with your colleagues and enjoy the beautiful hotel amenities!  

- Info & registration at
- If your school or company is paying by PO, please contact for further instructions
- Early bird rates end February 22nd!   
NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.
Exhibitors and Agencies: click here for more information.
Camden Gloucester Salem Unit
Members of the Camden-Gloucester-Salem Unit meet in Bellmawr on 1-11-17 to hear a presentation from
Karie Jean on Human Trafficking.
Psychotherapy Scam Warning
We've learned of a scam circulating in Connecticut involving a couple seeking marital therapy while vacationing there. There have also been reports of a teen visiting who wants individual therapy during her stay. The payment arrangements are always complicated and therapists who responded lost money in the bank transactions.

NASW-CT has put out this message: "We caution our members to ask lots of questions and be very cautious if contacted by someone seeking temporary therapy while in Connecticut." Our advice is not to engage these requests whether they come by email or phone.

In addition, always be careful about providing social work services to clients who are from another state. In addition to risking money, you may be violating licensing laws of another jurisdiction. Consider ethics courses from our Continuing Education Online Institute ( including a presentation by Dr. Frederic Reamer on Practicing Social Work in an Electronic World: Ethical and Risk-Management Issues.
Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!


One benefit of becoming a Unit Leader: you can earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program.

If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Janine Hendryx at or 732-296-8070, ext. 18.

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Clinical Exam Guide (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
January 13 - Register
February 27- Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
February 10 - Register
April 6- Register
Mental Health Parity Update

Legislation affecting insurance for mental health and addiction will be introduced in the coming weeks in the New Jersey Legislature. Two Democratic Senators, Joseph Vitale and Robert Gordon, are being joined as co-prime sponsors of the bill by Republican Thomas Kean, the Senate Minority Leader. The bill will apply the standards of a federal law that requires insurers to provide coverage for behavioral health at the same level they do for physical illnesses.

To learn more, go to
Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began November 1 and lasts until January 31, 2017. Now is the time to compare healthcare plans so that you can find the best one for you. You and your clients can learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and how to apply for benefits at . 
Upcoming CE Courses   

Social Media and Relationships; Opportunity for Connection or Disconnection? 
(5 General, including 1 Ethics CE credit) 
January 21, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick 

Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice 
(6 Clinical & Ethics CE credits) 
January 27, 2017 from 10:00am - 5:00pm in North Brunswick 

Talk & Beyond Talk: Emotional Smarts & The Emotional Freedom Techniques  

5 Clinical CE credits)  
February 3, 2017 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
Info & Registration 

Schema Therapy Basics 
(5 Clinical CE credits)
February 17, 2017 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
Ethics and the Private Practitioner: Exploring Common Ethical Pitfalls  
(5 Clinical & Ethics CE credits) 
April 1, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick 
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site   here.
Job Hunting? Let NASW Help!

2017 Virtual Career Fair
Take your career to the next level in 2017!

The NASW Virtual Career Fair will connect you directly with top employers with open social work career opportunities from the comfort of your own home, office, smartphone or tablet.
Register here today and take the next couple months to perfect your professional profile, prepare for the event, and explore the available positions as new employers sign up.
Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women
Ready to Run NASW-NJ is pleased to be among the co-sponsors of Ready to Run™ New Jersey on March 10-11, 2017.

Ready to Run™ was created by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to train women as candidates. Ready to Run™ is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointed office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.

NASW-NJ will cover the cost of NASW-NJ members who want to attend the 2017 Ready to Run™ program. Register online and select the "pay by check" option. For the "how did you hear?" question, write NASW-NJ.

Ready to Run™ programs will be held at Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more information and to register, click here.
Social Work Month is March 2017 - Social Workers Stand Up!
Social Workers Stand Up
NASW will launch a "Social Workers Stand Up" campaign during Social Work Month in March 2017. The campaign will focus on educating the public about how social workers stand up for others, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and make positive contributions to society. The campaign will also highlight the importance of the social work title, and why getting the assistance of an educated and licensed social worker is so important. Look for more details about the campaign to be posted 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!
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