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May 4, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 5/7, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, 5/8, 11am-1pm

Thursday, 5/10, 6pm-8pm
Friday, 5/11, 9:30am-11am *NEW DATE*
Saturday, 5/12, 10:30am-4:30pm

Thursday, 5/17, 6pm-7:30pm *NEW DATE*
Essex Unit Event & Presentation

Friday-Sunday, 5/18-5/20, 9am-4:30pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision
Are you ready for a family vacation? NASW offers discounts on Disney World tickets and vacation packages including Universal Studio, Sea World, and more!

Click here for more information and other NASW member discounts!
Vote in NASW-NJ Election 

An email with the subject "NASW-NJ 2018 Election" was sent out on April 29th to all members from the email address Please check your spam folder if you have not received it or click here for candidate information and a printable ballot. 

Voting for your leaders makes a difference! Make sure to click on the email you received and vote by 5:00pm on May 29th. This is how YOU can make a difference in NASW-NJ. Thank you!
Earn Ethics CEUs in Cherry Hill Next Week!

What's New in Social Work: Ethical and Legal Updates
(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
May 12, 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
Presenter: Leslie Tsukroff, LCSW

2017 was a momentous year for New Jersey Social Workers. NASW published long-awaited revisions to The NASW Code of Ethics and The Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice and New Jersey passed its first Telemedicine and Telehealth Law. This workshop will review how these critical changes impact Social Workers' use of Technology in their day to day work.

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $100.00
Non-Member- $125.00

Dr. Reamer
Ethics Institute with
Dr. Frederic Reamer
in Montclair

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

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

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: $125 for NASW members, $160 for non-members
(includes 5 CEUs, coffee/tea and lunch)

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North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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

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

NJ Telemedicine/Telehealth Tip Sheet Now Available

NASW-NJ has released a telemedicine tip sheet to help clinicians understand the recently enacted NJ Telemedicine Law. Clinicians who wish to use distance-technology to provide services to clients should reference this tip sheet to ensure your practices are in compliance with state requirements.
Perfect Gift Idea for Graduation

With graduation approaching, here's a perfect gift idea- NASW Membership!  

Graduating students - ask for your NASW membership as the most useful gift for a new professional!

Click here for more information.
Relational Life Therapy: Overcoming Divorce One Successful Marriage at a Time
(5 Clinical CEUs)

June 11 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Presenter: Eric Kispert, LCSW, LCADC

Created by the renowned marital therapist Terry Real, Relational Life Therapy (RLT) goes right to the core of the problem that is posing a threat to a marriage. RLT empowers couples to quickly make radical change. Participants will receive an overview of the model and be taught five major skills they can use in their next session.

Cost for this course:
NASW Member - $80
Non-Member- $110

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:

Sunday July 29 through Tuesday July 31

Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19
Info & Registration

Do You Have Questions About Social Work CEUs and Licensing?

- When do I renew my license or certification?
- How many CE credits do I need to renew?
- Is there a limit to the # of CE credits I can do online?
- Where can I take CE courses? What courses are accepted by the Licensing Board?

Click here to read everything you need to know!
Twitter Chats To Understand Social Work 

The phrase "You can't social work this" misrepresents the profession by implying that it offers superficial relief to those who suffer from deep-
rooted inequality, says a group of practitioners committed to driving change. The collective using the Twitter hashtag #MacroSW points out that political advocacy, not just philanthropy, is a key part of the profession's mission.
To read the full article from Nonprofit Quarterly, click here.
NASW Practice Standards and Guidelines

NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines provide benchmarks that describe the services that social workers should provide; that employers should support and that consumers should expect.

Standards/guidelines reflect current and emerging best practice trends and are a critical component of the professional social worker's tool kit.
NASW Standards and Guidelines can be accessed hereHard copies can be purchased through  NASW Press.

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Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!

The following Units (NASW-NJ regional branches) that need help:
Sussex/Warren Unit

One benefit of becoming a Unit Leader: you can 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.

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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.

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:

May 8 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
May 10 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
May 11 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
May 14 -  North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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the professional practice of social work and social workers.
Through advocacy and public policy,
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for  individuals, families, and communities.
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