NASW-NJ newSWire
June 8, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 6/11, 10am-4pm

Monday, 6/11, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 6/11, 6pm-7:30pm

Thursday, 6/14, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, 6/15, 9:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday, 6/19, 9:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday, 6/20, 12pm-1pm

Friday, 6/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Monday, 6/25, 6pm-8pm

NASW-NJ hosts 10 Private Practice groups that meet regularly around the state and offer members free participation. The Private Practice groups give members the opportunity to network and discuss issues specifically related to being in private practice- billing, referrals, insurance panels, and more. 

To learn more click HERE!
What's Important to You??

Take the Social Work Survey

In order to gain a better understanding of the needs of social workers in our state and your experiences with our organization, we would like you to provide candid feedback to us. You do not need to be an NASW member to complete the survey--we want to hear from ALL social workers, regardless of affiliation. 

Click HERE to take the anonymous survey (and pass it along to your friends and colleagues!)
NASW-NJ Elections Results 

Congratulations to all our winners in the 2018 Chapter elections! Nkechi Ugoji, NASW-NJ Membership Chair and former Vice President, has been elected as the Chapter's next President. First, she will serve one year as President-Elect, beginning July 1, 2018. 

Click here to see the full election results. All winners will  join the continuing Board and CCNLI members as leaders of our Chapter for the 2018-2019 term.  We thank them all for their investment of time and commitment to NASW-NJ! 
Dr. Reamer
Last Chance to Register!
Ethics Institute with
Dr. Frederic Reamer

Cutting-edge Ethical Issues for Social Workers: Practical Implications of Evolving Standards

(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
June 19 from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Planning on using technology in your social work practice?

Recently the social work profession adopted updated ethics standards, regulatory guidelines, and practice standards, especially related to practitioners' use of technology. Dr. Reamer will explain these and explore high-risk ethical issues and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners.

Key topics will include novel forms of service delivery and ways to communicate with clients, management and storage of electronic information, boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients' rights, documentation, and termination of services. 

Cost: $140 for NASW members, $175 for non-members
(includes 5 CEUs, coffee/tea and lunch)

Registration for this special event closes Thursday, June 13.


Catholic Charities- Multiple Positions
Diocese of Trenton is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE using links below or EMAIL resume to  including title in subject. 

Program Director of Residential Services- Riverbank, NJ  
Click here to apply.

Bilingual Clinician II Full Time- Trenton, NJ

Clinician II- LCADC (Licensed) Fee for Service- Trenton, NJ
Click here to apply.

Clinican II- LCSW- Westhampton, NJ

Clinician II - LCSW-  Westhampton, NJ 

Catholic Charities is an AA/EOE. For complete job listing, visit our website:
CE Course from NJAHCSW
Daily Strategies to Cope with Acute/Chronic Illness 
3 CE credits for NJ Social Workers
June 20, 2018 from 10 am - 1 pm
NASW-NJ Office, North Brunswick

(Not NASW Sponsored**)

** While this course is 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
Get Exposure!  

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to over 20,000 visitors each month.
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
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.
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

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

Celebrate PRIDE
June is LGBT+ Pride Month. This town unveiled a rainbow crosswalk. How will you show your pride? 

North Jersey Pride calendar.

Find more LGBT events here

Learn about the history of Pride Month.
Licensing Webinra
Licensing Questions?
Upcoming CE Webinar on Changes to Social Work Licensure

Social Work Licensure: National & State Changes that Impact Your Practice
2 Ethics CEUs on June 25 from 6pm-8pm

This engaging workshop was a big hit at the 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference, so we're offering it via live webinar to give you the scoop on national and state changes which impact your social work license in NJ. The Association of Social Work Boards implemented new national social work licensing exam blueprints in 2018. In addition, there are regulatory changes proposed with regard to your social work license in New Jersey - make sure you know what changes are coming!

NASW Member: $25 early bird rate before June 18, $35 after June 18
Non-Member: $40 early bird rate before June 18, $50 after June 18
Suicide Becoming a Public Health Crisis

Across the nation, suicide rates are climbing. This week alone, we have witnessed two high-profile suicides with the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. July will see the release of the Robin Williams biopic, Come Inside My Mind . High profile suicides and the intense media coverage that accompany them can be extremely triggering for individuals who are suffering and make it much more likely that we will experience an increase in copycat responses. Now is the time for social workers to be especially alert to vulnerabilities among our clients and in the communities in which we work.

SAMHSA's website provides free screening tools for clinicians.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 24/7 help: 800-273-8255. 
More resources can be found at     
Hour with Private Practice: Q&A
What to Expect From an Audit: Tips to Prepare
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)
Wednesday, June 20
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here
Looking to gain leadership experience?
Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!

NASW-NJ is primarily supported by volunteers, and you can enhance the value of your membership by sharing your time and talents. NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities.

The following Units need a Leader and/or Co-Leader:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
  • Monmouth/Ocean
  • Sussex/Warren Unit
What's in it for you:
  • Build new skills while gaining leadership experience
  • Influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts
  • Impact your local social work community
  • Boost your visibility and grow your network
  • Have fun
  • And earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program!
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.
Better Metaphors Needed to Convey Self-Care As Essential

The National Association of Social Workers considers self-care essential, and better terms and metaphors are needed to convey the importance of ongoing self-care, writes social worker Erlene Grise-Owens. For example, the commonly used airplane oxygen mask metaphor can give the impression that self-care is situational when it's actually better conveyed as something that's done continuously. 

Read more from The New Social Worker.   
NASW-NJ Awards Nominations

Celebrating Excellence and Service in Social Work

We are accepting nominations for the following awards:
-Social Worker of the Year
-Lifetime Achievement 
-Public Citizen of the Year
-Elected Public Official of the Year

The NASW-NJ Executive Committee will review nominations and determine recipients of these Awards. All awardees must be NASW members.   Deadline for Nominations is July 30, 2018.

For more information, go to
NASW-NJ Joins Letter to Department of Homeland Security

Experts in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Child Development came together to demand the Department of Homeland Security halt the separation of children from parents at the U.S. border. Read the letter here.
Clinical Exam Guide LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

*NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical 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.

Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

Upcoming LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, July 20 - Register

Upcoming LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
Friday, August 10 - Register
Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

Relational Life Therapy: Overcoming Divorce One Successful Marriage at a Time
5 Clinical CEUs on  June 11 in North Brunswick

Life Coaching and the Evolution of Psychotherapeutic Practice
5 Clinical CEUs on June 15 in North Brunswick

Ethics Institute with Dr. Reamer
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on June 19 in Montclair

*Live Webinar- just added!*
Social Work Licensure: National & State Changes that Impact Your Practice
2 Ethics CEUs on June 25 via webinar

Deconstructing/Reconstructing Stories: Spiritual Direction as an Intervention for Addiction
3 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 16 in North Brunswick

Can Men be Discriminated Against? The Ethical Treatment of Men
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on July 23 in North Brunswick

Sensory Processing: What is It? Why Should a Social Worker Care?
3 Clinical CEUs on August 3 in Wayne

The Poor People's Campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality. Learn more here.


The Campaign will hold a rally focusing on a specific social and economic justice issue every Monday for the next month. You can RSVP for each of the remaining Poor People's Campaign Rallies by clicking on the date below:

3-Day Clinical Supervision Courses
(20 CEUs)

This course if 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. Courses are held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

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

Upcoming dates, presented by NASW-NJ President Dr. Tawanda Hubbard:

Sunday July 29 through Tuesday July 31

Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19
Info & Registration

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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. For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

Upcoming Meetings:
June 8 *NEW DATE* - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
June 11 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)

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!
For more about NASW, click here.  To join NASW, click here.