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October 12, 2018
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Wednesday, 10/24, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, 10/25, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 10/26, 12pm-1:30pm

Friday-Sunday, 10/26-20/28

Tuesday, 10/30, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Monday, 11/5, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 11/9, 9:30am-11am

Tuesday, 11/13, 11am-1pm

Tuesday, 11/13, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 11/14, 7pm-9pm

Thursday, 11/15, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday, 11/15, 6pm-7:30pm

Friday, 11/16, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 11/19, 12pm-2pm

Wednesday, 11/21, 12pm-1pm

NASW negotiates with our partners for better pricing on products and services that help you save time and money and increase your satisfaction in your professional and personal lives.

Visit the Member Discounts page!

NASW-NJ Leadership Development Certificate 
(20 CEUs)
October 26, 27, and 28 in North Brunswick

We are offering the entire NASW-NJ Leadership Development Certificate Course again this fall! You can choose to take 1-day, 2-days or all 3-days at this time. 

We know that you're inspiring to your clients and colleagues, and we want to give you some extra tools to be a super qualified leader. Add this Certificate to your already impressive resume, hone your skills and prepare for your next leadership role. 

We are currently seeking candidates to fill the following seats 
on the NASW-NJ Board of Directors:

- First Vice President

- Northwest Regional Representative

- Northeast Regional Representative

- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)

- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)

In addition, we are seeking candidates for the following leadership positions: 
- Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification: Four (4) positions open

Click here for more details or to submit a nomination.
Mid-term Election Endorsements 

NASW's political action arm, PACE, has released its list of congressional, state, and local endorsements for the November mid-term elections. 

View the list of endorsements
We will continue to update this list as more endorsements are made.

Learn more about PACE.
MyNASW Community Q&A on Opioid Addiction: October 23-25

Join us October 23-25, 2018, for the first MyNASW Community Q&A (not for CE credit). Next week's Q&A features NASW Virtual Forum speaker Maurice S. Fisher Sr., PhD, ACSW. Dr. Fisher, a certified substance abuse counselor, will discuss best practices in the treatment of opioid addiction. Visit the MyNASW Online Community Oct. 23-25 to submit your questions on the opioid epidemic and participate in the discussion. 
New Regulations from the BSWE (Board of Social Work Examiners)
Major changes include:
  • Coursework that is accepted in LCSW application
  • Hours required and timeline for LCSW application
  • How CEUs (Ethics, Clinical, Social/Cultural Competence) are counted
  • Expectations for Professional Conduct/Appropriate Behavior
  • Clinical Supervision by Videoconference
  • Requirement for Client Waiver of Confidentiality
NASW-NJ developed a Tip Sheet outlining changes in the Regulations and will be available on Also, watch for it in your email next week! 
NASW-NJ Online CE Courses

Looking to take some of your courses from home? NASW-NJ is making it affordable!

Our current offering of pre-recorded webinars can be found here.
MONTCLAIR, NJ -Skilled, fully-licensed, Clinician sought to join evidenced-based Montclair practice. Clinician can carry a caseload of 8-25 clinical hours per week to children, adolescents, adults, and families, provide DBT therapy, DBT Skills groups, and the treatment of Eating Disorders. Training and supervision provided . Send CV to Barbara Reese, LCSW, CEDS-S.
Beautifully furnished office space in Hackettstown. Excellent location with plenty of parking. Handicapped accessible. The monthly rent is shared and costs approximately 225.00 per month. The rate can be less but is never more than 225.00. The full amount depends on the cost of utilities that month. All social workers and counselors renting here keep the four consulting rooms and waiting area clean and share the costs of office supplies (e.g., tissues, cleaning supplies, toilet paper).
 If interested please call Laurene Clossey, Ph.D, LCSW @ 908 455-1117. 

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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
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

Wear Your Social Work Pride

Show your support for the issues that matter most to you and support your professional organization. Click  HERE to visit our store!

You know what's going on in our country. You vote. You speak out against hatred, oppression, and discrimination. In short, you're woke. Wear your social awareness with pride with our Stay Woke merchandise!

Clinical Supervision webinar
Upcoming Live CE Webinars!

Cultivating Happiness - Methods for Self and Client Using Neuroscience
(2 Clinical CEUs)
November 15 from 6:30-8:30pm via webinar
Presenter: Melissa Weisel, LCSW

Cyberbullying and Sexting in the World of Teens
(2 Clinical CEUs)
November 29 from 6:00-8:00pm via webinar
Presenter: Sandra McBeth, LCSW

Check back on our Calendar for when we add more courses to our schedule!
3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)

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. The course meets the NJ BSWE requirement for 20 continuing education credits related to supervision, and also includes 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural Competence CEUs. This course is held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members

Friday November 30 through Sunday December 2
Presented by Patricia Spencer, LCSW
Info & Registration
New! "Impact Your Outcome" Series

Maybe you are looking for a promotion or maybe you're just ready for a job change!  We created this  Impact Your Outcome Series
to help you invest in yourself.

These are all f ree for members, $25 for non-members.

Successful Salary Negotiation Strategies
Tuesday, 10/30 from 6:30-7:30pm via webinar

Let's Get You Hired: Resume Tips For Students

Tuesday, 11/13 from 12-1pm via webinar

Public Speaking & Communication Skills for Social Workers
Tuesday, 12/4 from 6-7pm via webinar

More webinars in this series coming soon!

The NASW 2018 Virtual Forum will be held Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 & 15. This two-day program will address the opioid crisis from a social work perspective, feature both plenary and breakout sessions, and offer CE credits (valid for NJ social workers). Live streamed from the NASW National Office, you will be able to view it from anywhere!
Topics covered include: Ethics, Self-Care, Policy, Use in the LGBTQ Community, Integrated Health, Best Practices, Child Welfare and more!

Learn more and register at

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
This course includes:
  • your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical Exam Guide ($90 value!) 
  • a personal code to download the app version of the book 
  • access to the interactive practice test and supplemental materials
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
November 16 - Register
December 14 - Register
January 12 - Register

LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
December 7 - Register
All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for NJ social workers.
Learn How to Overcome Voting Barriers and Motivate to Vote
Training for Social Workers: Social Workers as Social & Political Activists

NASW is repeating webinars on how to overcome voting challenges and barriers faced by low-income people, ethnic minorities, senior citizens, currently and formerly incarcerated people, and college students, and on how to motivate millennials to vote. 

Each presentation includes a live introduction with guest speakers and live Q&A discussion.

October 31, 2018 @ 3:00pm ET
Get guidance on how to motivate young eligible voters to vote in local, state, and federal elections. Understand current barriers that impede and limit voter participation among this group.
Register now
Become a National Leader for NASW
Respond by October 31

NASW is seeking individuals who are visionaries and creative thinkers for the NASW Board of Directors and the National Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (NCNLI). If that's you and you have a commitment to serving the association and the profession and would be willing to be considered for an elected position, please submit your nomination by October 31, 2018. The NCNLI will meet on November 30, 2018 to develop the slate of candidates for the 2019 national election. For inquiries, contact . For a list of open positions, click here .

NASW Legal Defense Fund (LDF) Has Your Back

LDF has been promoting social justice for more than 45 years. Established in 1972 to provide financial legal assistance and to support cases and issues of concern to NASW members and the social work profession, LDF also offers educational programs to improve the legal status and knowledge of social workers, including these: 

* Legal Issue of the Month. These articles present an overview of legal topics important to social work practice, focusing on a recent court decision or emerging legal issue. This archive of articles for NASW members addresses commonly asked questions as well as hot-button emerging issues. 

* "Friend of the Court" Briefs. LDF's Amicus Brief Database, an online reference tool exclusively for NASW members, houses legal briefs filed by NASW in significant cases across the country and in the Supreme Court. Friend of the court briefs are accepted by courts to help understand aspects of issues that may not be fully addressed by the parties to the litigation, or where specialized knowledge may be helpful in reaching a conclusion in high profile cases. 

* HIPAA Toolkit.  LDF developed the "Help with HIPAA" online toolkit for members and has analyzed HIPAA's medical privacy regulations in relation to NASW's Code of Ethics. NASW provides members with information and resources related to clinical practice, and this toolkit contains a comprehensive compilation of online HIPAA forms, office policies, and sample documents easily adapted to an individual social worker's practice.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.
Please consider joining today!
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