NASW-NJ newSWire
August 10, 2017
Please Note: NASW-NJ Staff have new e-mail addresses and phone extensions. 
Please click here for more information. 

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Friday, 8/11, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course - Clinical

Monday, 8/14, 9:30am-3:30pm
(5 CEUs) Using Play Therapy with Parents to Support Children's Emotional Development

Tuesday, 8/15 7:00pm -8:30pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Networking Event

Friday, 8/18-8/20, 9am-5pm
Thursday, 9/7, 7:00pm-9:00pm
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Seeking Presenters for 2018 Conference
Deadline: August 29

We are in the process of planning our 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in April 29 - May 1, 2018 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
Click HERE for information on submitting your workshop proposal.

Interested in Exhibiting Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
Click HERE to provide us with your contact information.
Senate President Sweeney Agrees to Hold Vote Against DMHAS Transfer

Senate Health Chairman  Joseph Vitale  has officially recommended that the Senate hold a vote to oppose Governor Christie's DMHAS shift from the DHS to the DOH. Vitale also announced that Senate President  Stephen Sweeney  "has agreed to schedule a voting session as soon as possible to take up legislation to block this move." Exact dates are unknown at this time. We appreciate their support, as well as the support of all of our members and partners who contacted their legislators about this issue.
Upcoming CE Course Courses
Using Play Therapy with Parents to Support Children's Emotional Development 
(5 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Christian Bellissimo, LCSW, RPT
Monday, August 14 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

Military Culture for Social Workers: Understanding their Strengths, Structure and Battles 
(5 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs)
Presenter: Patricia Spencer, LCSW
Friday, September 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
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.


ORADELL - Spacious office in three-room suite, three windows, free street parking, less than ten minutes from Ridgewood. Available September 1. $425 per month. Contact Joe 201-953-2717

CHERRY HILL - Attractive Mental Health suite has f/t & p/t space. Refurbished,
Elevator building on Kings Highway. Convenient to 295 & Phil. Please call
Diane at 856-295-0809 or email

To view more ad postings on our Web site click here.
NASW-NJ Now Renting
Meeting Space!
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Training Room: Weekday starting  at $100 /  Weekend $300
Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

Please click here for more details.
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30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 

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

Join Us for the NASW-NJ Board Installation and Membership Dinner!

Monday, September 25, 2017
Wilson Hall at Monmouth University
An Hour with Private Practice: Q&A

Integrated Behavioral Health Services in a Private Care Setting: A Role for Private Practitioners 

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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.

New Social Work Technology Standards Are Now Available 

NASW partnered with ASWB, CSWE, and CSWA to develop a uniform set of technology standards for professional social workers to use as a guide in their practice.

To view the new Technology Standards,
click here.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NASW Virtual Career Fair
September 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 2017 NASW Virtual Career Fair is an excellent resource for social work professionals, like yourself, to connect with the nation's top employers via Skype and Instant Messaging. Register today to create your Job Seeker Profile on NASW JobLink, and don't forget to flag your resume as a Virtual Career Fair candidate!
Telehealth Bill is Signed Into Law by the Governor

On July 21st, 2017 Governor Christie signed a bill into law that explicitly authorizes health care providers (including LCSWs) to engage in telemedicine and telehealth. Importantly, it also directs insurance companies to pay for such services under most conditions. However,
 the law does not cover all types of remote treatments/communications. This bill specifically allows "two-way videoconferencing or store-and-
forward technology that is designed to replicate
the traditional in-person encounter  and interaction between health  care practitioner and patient by allowing for interactive, real-time visual and auditory communication, and the electronic transmission of images, diagnostics, and medical records." It does not cover "audio-only telephone conversation, electronic mail, instant messaging, phone text, or facsimile transmission."

The BSWE is currently reviewing this new law and will provide more information about how social work services in New Jersey can be delivered. Keep reading newSWire™ and following us on Facebook for more details.
Test Prep Courses
test prep book (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW Test Prep
August 25 - Register
September 24 - Register 
LCSW Test Prep
August 11 - Register
October 6 - Register

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.
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:

September 7 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)
September 12 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click 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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