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April 12, 2019
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NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

Advance Registration Extended until April 17
April 28 - April 30, 2019
Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ 
  • Earn up to 22.5 CEUs in one incredible weekend.
  • CEUs also valid for NY and PA
  • Learn about telemedicine best practices at our pre-conference program.
  • Fulfill your new 1-CEU prescription opioid addiction requirement at our early morning session on Prescription Opioid Dependence.
Note: Workshops  S02,  M08,  M12,  M13,  T28, and  T24 are sold out. The remainder of our courses are filling up quickly, so register soon!

Announcing our Conference IT Sponsor:  QnA Tech

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Students: Apply Now for the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship

Application Deadline TOMORROW! - April 13

The Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of pioneer Social Worker and charter member of NASW, Harriet Bloomfield. Ms. Bloomfield served her community in New Jersey in a variety of roles including work in the Department of Youth and Family Services, Bonnie Brae, and the Elizabeth Board of Education. She was deeply committed to educating the next generation of social workers and taught at Kean College and Rutgers University.

Student members of NASW who have been accepted into or are enrolled in an accredited BSW or MSW program for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are encouraged to apply. For more information and application instructions click here
Did You Miss Out on Social Work Day at the United Nations?

Archived Webcast Available Online

NASW-NJ President Dr. Tawanda Hubbard, Executive Director, Jennifer Thompson, and Membership Director, Christina Mina represented NASW-NJ at Social Work Day at the United Nations on April 1. The annual event convenes people from around the world who are working to make a difference. This year's theme was child protection.

View the Webcast

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.
Employment Opportunities

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - ADHD, Mood and Behavior Center is looking for a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist for our

Psychotherapy Center in Cedar Knolls, NJ. Position requires After School hours, two evenings per week, weekend hours also available. Teletherapy opportunities available. Must have NJ PsyD, PhD or LCSW license, outpatient clinical experience & a strong knowledge of treatment for ADHD, Mood disorders and Behavior disorders, incl. coping skills, CBT, Mindfulness skills and parenting strategies. Knowledge of DBT a plus. Compensation is competitive apply:

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Community Health Center Inc. is seeking licensed LCSW & LCADC who will be responsible for providing services in the fields of medical and public health, families and children or substance abuse and mental health. Must be willing to perform administrative tasks related to caseload or as needed by the Health Center. The ideal candidate: LCSW and LCADC, at least 2 years clinical experience with great interpersonal & problem-solving skills. Bilingual in English/ Spanish, or English/ Portuguese. Send your cover letter and CV to: or fax to 973-677-1590.
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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!

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All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute  are valid for NJ social workers.

Our weekly round-up of state and national news relevant to the social work profession in New Jersey
(subscription may be required to access some articles)

- Asbury Park Press

- NJ Advance Media

- Tapinto,net
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          

Graduation Cords for NASW-NJ Members!
Hour with Private Practice Q&A

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members
(no CEUs)
Wednesday, April 17
Teleconference (12-1pm)
*Please note: New Dial-In Info for 2019
This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
New Practice Alert: CMS-1500 Form

NASW has released a new  Practice Alert that focuses on completing boxes 14 & 15 of the CMS-1500 form. In the last few months, NASW members had been sharing that claims have been returned by insurance companies when these boxes were not completed. Click for more information .
2019 NASW Virtual Forum on Trauma

Save the Date: June 19 & 20, 2019

Mark your calendars for the NASW 2019 Virtual Forum, Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 & 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This two-day program will address the issue of trauma from a social work perspective, feature both plenary and breakout sessions. Live streamed from the NASW National Office, you will be able to view it from your home, your office, or even on a mobile device. 

More information coming soon!
2018 NASW Virtual Forum on Opioid Crisis Now Available on Demand

The recorded sessions from the 2018 NASW Virtual Forum, "Opioid Crisis: No Community Is Immune," are here in an on-demand format. Access cutting-edge presentations by recognized thought leaders to enhance your knowledge of practice trends, policy, and research findings. Choose from 8 breakout sessions, 4 plenary sessions, and earn up to 12 CE hours, including ethics credits.
Get Your Social Work Swag!
LSW and 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
  • your questions answered by expert instructors
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
May 6 - Register

LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
May 15 - Register
3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)

These courses are 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 May 17 through Sunday May 19
Presented by Manda Gatto, LCSW
Info & Registration
New CE Requirement on Prescription Opioids

We know that there have been a lot of questions about the new 1-hour prescription opioid CE requirement for social workers. Though it is not yet posted on the Board of Social Work Examiners site, it is part of a state law (that's why you won't see it in the Regulations themselves) that was adopted by the BSWE. This will be required for you to complete each licensing cycle, so you have time!

The law can be found here, See the section titled C.45:15BB-11.1 Continuing education for social workers.  

Ashley Rifkin, NASW-NJ Membership Coordinator led a fun and interactive vision board workshop for the Mercer/Burlington Unit! Members had a great time connecting about their goals and dreams for the future.

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An interactive introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy
Presenter: Claire Kaplan, LCSW
Friday, May 3, 2019
9:30 AM- 1:15 PM
United Methodist Church
17 Kent Place Blvd.
Summit, NJ  07901

Discover your own kinesthesia and what arises in non-verbal interaction with others. Examine the meaning made of your movements, how history informs present experience and how this work unfolds in therapy with clients, including use of countertransference.

Walk-ins welcome. $50 for Non-NJAWT Members
 for more information

Approved by ASWB/NJ CE for 3 CEUs
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