NASW-NJ newSWire
November 9, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Tuesday, 11/14, 11am-1pm
Wednesday, 11/15, 12pm-2pm
Wednesday, 11/15, 6pm-8pm
Thursday, 11/16, 6:30-8:30
Friday, 11/17, 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, 11/21, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 11/28, 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday, 11/29, 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 11/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday-Sunday, 12/1-12/3, 9am-5pm
Friday, 12/1, 12pm-1:30pm
Did You Know_ NASW members are entitled to exclusive discounts not available to the general public including discounts on your professional life, car rentals, hotels, vacations, and more!
  NASW-NJ Celebrates Phil Murphy's Win!
At NASW-NJ, we are very excited to have Phil Murphy as our Governor-Elect and Sheila Oliver as our next Lieutenant Governor.
They have been very supportive of our causes and will help usher in a new era of economic and social justice for our State.

In addition, we are pleased that Sheila Oliver is a social worker by training, and Dotty Murphy Egan, Phil's sister, is also a social worker. We look forward to working closely with the new administration.
For the full Senate and Assembly election results, click here.
Mary Jean Weston
Interim Executive Director
Recording of October's Training on NASW Code of Ethics Revisions Available on Demand  
View the Recording for Free;
Take the CE Version (2 CEUs) for $10
(through November 30) 
October's training on the revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics is now available on demand. You can view the recording of the training free of charge here. You also can take the CE option of the training for a nominal charge here.

Now through November 30, 2017, NASW is offering a special discounted rate on the CE option: $10 for NASW members and $25 for non-members. After November 30, the rate will increase to $25 for NASW members and $40 for non-members.
NASW Revised Code of Ethics is now available to access online or purchase the hard copy for $5.00 here.  

View FAQs for a listing of the revised sections of the Code here.  
NASW-NJ is Hiring an Advocacy Coordinator!
NASW-NJ seeks staff member to support legislative/advocacy efforts. Requirements: Excellent written/oral communication, knowledge of NJ legislative/regulatory process, field organizing, social media. Full time, some travel, evenings/weekends. Mid-30s to low-40s.
 Click here for details.
Email cover letter and resume to: (subject line: Advocacy). 
NASW Statement on Mass Shooting in Texas

NASW released a statement on the mass shooting Sunday at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas. The statement repeats our call for sensible gun control laws, including curbs on assault-style weapons, and for mass shootings to be declared a public health emergency.

To read the full statement, click here.
The Texas Chapter of NASW released its statement on Monday:

The NASW Texas Chapter offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims in the shootings at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. We commend all first responders and law enforcement in their actions during this tragic event. We call upon our legislators at all levels to act to stem the tide of unprecedented gun violence occurring in our country.

NASW-NJ seeks staff member to support legislative/advocacy efforts. Requirements: Excellent written/oral communication, knowledge of NJ legislative/regulatory process, field organizing, social media. Full time, some travel, evenings/weekends. Mid-30s to low-40s. Click here for details.
Email cover letter and resume to: (subject line: Advocacy). 
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, One year of experience in a clinical setting performing clinical social work, Licensed Social Worker.  To learn more and apply online, please visit Equal opportunity employer.

Large office suite, 2 available rooms to share with busy practice of speech and occupational therapists and counselor with cross referrals, internet, xerox, fax. Linda Rembisz 908-601-3838.
To view more classifieds on our Web site, click here.
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Your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ  
website for 30 days.

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

For more information, contact
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30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

An Hour with Private Practice: Questions & Answers

Advocating for Private Practitioners:  
A Look at 2016-2017

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.
What's Happening at NASW-NJ

Anti-Poverty Network (APN) General Meeting
November 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For details, click here.
Open Enrollment for the ACA is NOW!  
November 1st - December 15th

The open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is significantly shorter this year - November 1 to December 15, 2017 (it's normally three months). The Trump Administration has also cut funding for advertising and enrollment assistance. Social workers should share this enrollment information with clients, families, friends and communities to bring awareness to the narrow enrollment window.

For a list of helpful resources and to read more information, click here.
Upcoming Live CE Webinars
The Opiate Epidemic and the Medical Industrial Complex
(2 General, Ethics CEUs)
November 15 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Using Motivational Interviewing to Move Clients through the Stages of Change 
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
November 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar 

Health and Healthcare for LGBT+ Populations 
(2 General, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
December 11 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm via webinar
Info & Registration 

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.
Save the Dates!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference

Sunday - Tuesday
April 29 - May 1, 2018

Mark your calendar now to be at the beautiful Borgata Hotel with 1,000 other social workers!

In addition to our 60+ workshops, we will be also be offering a special session with Dr. Allan Barsky, the Chair of the Task Force that wrote the latest revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics. Registration will open in December, make sure to register early to get in to the workshops that you want!
Test Prep Courses - App Now Included!
LSWGuide *NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters Exam Guide (written by Dawn Apgar, printed by Springer Publishing) AND a personal code to download the app version of the book and its supplemental materials.
LCSW Test Prep
December 8 - Register

LSW Test Prep
November 28 - Register
December 16 - Register

With the NJSCSW, 
IPS presents:


Everybody daydreams.Daydreams revealed in therapy, however, can be understood as valuable information to understand a patient's personality including character traits, symptoms, and distress. Daydreams are different from nocturnal dreams.

 One of the  most important aspects of daydreams is that daydreamers are often concealed in therapy. As a result, daydreams may be missed by the therapist as a way of understanding unconscious material. This conversation will elicit a discussion of daydreams in psychotherapy.

November 12th 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
655 Pomander Walk, Teaneck, NJ
 $25 for Non-Members of IPS
2 CE's from NJSCSW
Register at
or call 201-457-0809
Light refreshment offered.
Private Practice Shared Interest Group (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 Christina Mina at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
November 9 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)  
November 13 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
November 14 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)  
December 1 - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick) 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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.

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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