NASW-NJ newSWire
June 1, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 6/1, 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, 6/6, 11:00am-1:00pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting
Tuesday, 6/6, 6:30-8:15pm 
Wednesday, 6/7, 6:00-8:30pm 
Friday, 6/9, 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday, 6/21, 9:30am-3:00pm
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Message from Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman
First step in new tool for securing services for your clients
The first successful step in an important legislative change happened this afternoon in the NJ Senate Commerce Committee from a joint effort of the NJ Society for Clinical Social Work and NASW-NJ. But ultimate success means following the first step with many more. And that means you must Stand Up as Social Workers to achieve that ultimate success.
We have heard concerns from many of you over the years that you have been forced to make a choice between your ethical responsibility to secure appropriate behavioral health services for your clients, and your legal responsibility under the Social Work licensing Regulations of the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE). The Regulations limit the amount and type of information you can provide to insurance companies, but often they reject claims, delay approvals, or refuse payment based on their demands for information beyond what is needed to give approval.
We have been meeting with Senator Gordon (D-38-Bergen) on a number of behavioral health issues. Today his bill, S2805, was passed out of committee unanimously, to be sent for a floor vote in the Senate. The health insurance companies, which are regulated by the Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) can currently ignore the rules of the BSWE. When the law passes, insurance companies will be held accountable by law to the same regulations you follow from the BSWE, when requesting information and granting approval.
But remember - this is only a first step. We will be seeking more examples of this problem, asking for some of you to testify, asking all of you to contact your legislators to insist on action in moving this legislation forward.
And in the coming weeks behavioral health parity legislation that we have been working on with a number of advocacy partners, will be posted for action. This could happen as soon as next Thursday (June 8), and we need you to Stand Up!
Watch our Web site and these e-mail updates, sign up for our Legislative and Social Action committee (LASA) Facebook page, and follow our Twitter feed. Then be ready to act immediately when the alerts go out. We can only be successful when we work in concert with each other as Social Workers are trained to do.
Bloomfield Scholarship Deadline
Monday, June 5th (5:00 PM)
Student Members can apply for a $1000 scholarship
Students must be enrolled in BSW or MSW program for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.
Click here for more information. 
Upcoming Ethics CE Course 
Social Work in a Digital Age: Strategies for Effective and Ethical Practice 
( 5 General, Ethics CEUs)
Presenter: David Barry, JD, LSW 
Saturday, July 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm  
North Brunswick, NJ 

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.

LCSW -- Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker for expanding private practice in Freehold, NJ. Paneled preferred. Flexible hours available. Call 732-483-4425 or email


BRIDGEWATER - The PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits has announced new rental opportunities for nonprofit agencies at 120 Finderne Avenue in Bridgewater, NJ. Contact Marie Hughes at 908-725-2299, or

LIVINGSTON - Office space available - Mon, Wed, and Fri. Professional office building and newly furnished office with waiting area. 1st floor, handicap accessible. Wi-Fi.
Call 917-880-9240. 


COMPUTER HELP - Personal technology lessons in your home or office. PC, Mac, Email, Internet, Word, Excel, iPhone, iPad, device setup, getting organized, HIPAA compliant web consulting. Call Tara 862-368-4893.


Clinical Supervision & Consultation Groups forming. Facilitated by Summer 2017 Weekday Evenings Limit #5 participants per group
For more information contact:

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30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 

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

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director           

CE Course from NJAHCSW

Motivational Interviewing
for Health Care Social Workers   
(5 Clinical CE credits for NJ licensees.
NOTE: These CEUs are not valid in NY state.) 
June 21, 2017 from 9:30am - 3:00pm
Pines Manor in Edison
Info & Registration
Seeking Presenters for 2018 Conference

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.
NASW National
An Hour with Private Practice Q&A 
June 21, 2017 at 1:00pm
Incorporating NASW's New Technology Standards Into Your Private Practice

For call-in number, click here.

Sign up for the NASW Virtual Grad Fair if you're thinking of pursuing a social work degree. With 24 schools of social work from across the country attending you can find the perfect place to start your future.This event is FREE for students! What are you waiting for? Register now!

July 13, 2017
12pm-4pm EST

Info & Registration
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW Test Prep
July 7 - Register  
August 25 - Register

LCSW Test Prep
June 9 - Register
August 11 - Register
Private Practice Shared Interest Groups (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 Janine Hendryx at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

Tuesday, 6/6, 11:00am-1:00pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 6/12, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Monday, 6/12, 9:30am-11:00am

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice for
individuals, families, and communities.
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