January 15, 2015 Continuing Ed. Events Licensing Students Classified

30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3

North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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

Christine James, MSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director

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2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition- Registration is OPEN!

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2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference and Exhibition
The Meeting of the Profession
Creating a Culture of Collaboration
The Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City – May 3-5, 2015

Join us at the beautiful Borgata Hotel for 3 days of learning and networking where you can:

- Earn up to 20 CEUs
- Learn about Medicare reimbursement changes
- Participate in a Community Service Project
- Obtain your Leadership Development Certificate
- Meet with 80 exhibitors and much more!

Take advantage of discounted Early Bird rates until February 16th.

Click HERE for Information and Registration.

An Hour With Private Practice

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers is a FREE question and answer session for NASW members that is held every third Wednesday of the month, January through November, from noon until 1:00 pm EST. No session is held in December.telephone image

The monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject. There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments.

These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services. Sessions are limited to the first 100 callers on the day of the event.

The teleconference lines are:
Toll Free: 866.575.6535
Participant Passcode: 61122

Click HERE for the 2015 meeting dates.

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Upcoming CE Workshop by NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers

Managed Medicaid in New Jersey:
The Program, Questions and Answers from State Representatives
(3 Non-Clinical CEUs)

Thursday, January 29th from 9:30am – 1:00pm
Pines Manor
2085 Lincoln Highway (Rt. 27)
Edison, NJ

Cost for this course:
NJAHCSW (NJ Association of Health Care SWers) Member- $15
Non-Member- $40

Information/Registration HERE


Please contact Linda Kwiatek, Coordinator, NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers/NASW-NJ at

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Join Us for a Screening of the Award-Winning Film Short Term 12

Film & CE: Screening of Short Term 12
(3 Clinical & Ethics CEUs)
Presenter: Deborah Wolff, LCSW

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film Short Term 12, about a 20-something supervising staff memShort Term film imageber of a residential treatment facility who navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. The film and CE workshop will be facilitated by Deborah Wolff, LCSW, who will examine the clinical and ethical decisions that take place in the film.

NASW Member- $60.00
Non-Member- $75.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00


Friday, January 23, 2015 from 9:30am - 1:30pm in Berlin, NJ
Registration for January 23rd:

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick, NJ
Registration for January 31st: 

Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 9:30am – 1:30pm in Whippany, NJ
Registration for February 26th:

Members Receive Risk Management Discount on NASW Endorsed Liability Insurance!

Have you taken an NASW Risk Management or Ethics course in the past 24 month? Do you plan to take one in the next 12 months? If so, you are eligible for a 10% Risk Management discount on your NASW-Endorsed Liability Insurance policy. This includes courses given at National or Chapter conferences, workshops, or online.

The 10% discount is applied when you complete the application for the NASW-Endorsed Liability policy. You will need to choose "Yes" when asked if you have taken an NASW Sponsored Risk Management or Ethics course.

To learn about this Insurance policy, go to

If you have questions about this great member benefit, please contact Jodi McDaniel at 1877.668.4274 or

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Discounts for Members

NASW has exciting new benefits for members!

As a member of NASW, you’re entitled to exclusive discounts not available to the general public. You can now save money on every day products for your practice or personal use. Save hundreds on office supplies, email marketing tools, travel and more!

At NASW, your membership means more. To take advantage of the members-only discounts click here: or copy and paste this URL: in your address bar.

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Office Volunteers

The Chapter office needs volunteers to:

•    Contact members regarding membership renewal

•    Assist with mailings to recruit new members

If interested, contact Janine Hendryx at
or 732-296-8070 ext. 18.

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Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!

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Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland – Co-Chair
Mercer/Burlington – Co-Chair
Middlesex – Co-Chair
Monmouth/Ocean - Chair
Somerset/Hunterdon – Co-Chair
Sussex-Warren – Co-Chair

One benefit of becoming a Unit leader: You can earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program!

We are always looking for additional Steering Committee Members for all of the Units. As a member of the Steering Committee you would assist your Unit in planning and hosting meetings, participate in service projects for your community, and welcome new members to the Unit.

If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader or would like to be on a Steering Committee, please contact Janine Hendryx at
or by phone 732-296-8070, ext.18.

Do You Have a Social Work Ethics Question?

Do you wish there was someone you could talk to about an ethical dilemma?

•    As an NASW Member, you can receive FREE Ethics Consultations from the NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR).

•    The OEPR is doubling the hours during which you can access this FREE benefit of your NASW membership. Call the OEPR directly at the number listed below.

Hours & Contact Info: (800) 638-8799
Mondays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) ext. 223
Tuesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET) ext. 231
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)  ext. 223
Thursdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET)  ext. 231

Upcoming CE Courses

Note: we are still adding courses to our schedule, so please check our Calendar at for new additions.

Engaging, Connecting, and Bringing about Change with Adolescents through Music
(3 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs)
Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, LCSW

January 23, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ

This workshop will focus on learning about Hip Hop as a cultural force and intervention with adolescents in the 21st century. Participants will review some key concepts essential to cultural proficiency, which will equip them to utilize music as a tool. They will engage and explore their personal constructs about Hip Hop and its viability as an effective intervention.

NASW Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $25.00
Non-Member- $65.00

Info & Registration HERE

Legal and Ethical Standards in Drug and Alcohol Counseling
(6 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
Instructors: Joel Levine, LCSW, LPC, LCADC and Robert Johnson, LPC, LCADC, CCS

February 3, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ

This workshop will focus on the legal and ethical standards for social workers, NJ CADCs and LCADCs. This course is a mandatory course for drug and alcohol counselors for biennial renewal of licenses and certifications. Ethical and legal terminology will be discussed to help guide attendees towards ethical practice and avoid costly malpractice judgments.

NASW Member- $100.00
NASW Student Member- $50.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $50.00
Non-Member- $100.00

Info & Registration HERE

Show Me the Money – Grant Writing for Social Workers
(3 Non-Clinical CEUs)
Instructor: Mary Ellen Colangelo, LSW

February 16, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ

Social workers are great at giving—but ASKING? The word is often not in our vocabulary, particularly when it comes to asking for program funding. This interactive workshop provides novice grant writers with the necessary tools and resources to competitively apply for grants.

NASW Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $25.00
Non-Member- $65.00

Info & Registration HERE

Understanding and Working with the DSM-5:
Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications
(5 Clinical CEUs)

Back by popular demand!

Presenter: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW

The ability to assess and diagnose is a core competency for mental health providers. Upcoming changes in the new DSM manual will require practitioners to modify their current understanding of diagnostic symptoms and categories. This one-day workshop will describe the development of the DSM-5, the changes to the organizational structure, and major revisions to the existing diagnoses.

NASW Member- $80.00
Non-Member- $125.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $50.00


Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in Jersey City
Registration for February 8th:

Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
Registration for April 4th:

Upcoming Test Prep Courses

LSW – Masters
Test Preparation Course

January 18, 2015

LSW – Masters
Test Preparation Course

February 13, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rutgers Labor Education Center
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $110.00
Non-Member Price- $150.00

Info & Registration HERE

LCSW Clinical
Test Preparation Course

February 19, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $110.00
Non-Member Price- $150.00

Info & Registration HERE

Clinical Supervision Course

Clinical Supervision - 3-day Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social and Cultural Competence CEUs)
Instructor: Patricia O’Dell, LCSW

February 6-8, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Cost for this course:
NASW Member - $275.00
Non-Member - $350.00
NASW Gold Card Member - $250.00

Info, Cost and Registration HERE

Networking Opportunities at NASW-NJ Events

Are you looking for ways to network with other social workers in your area? When you join NASW on the national level, you are automatically a member at the state level.  networking

NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led Units throughout the state. The Units meet regularly for social events, advocacy, service projects, networking, FREE CEU workshops, and more! Your Unit assignment is based on the mailing address listed on your membership.

For upcoming Unit events, go to the Unit Side bar located on the left hand side of this article. Or for more upcoming Unit activities for the next several months, visit and click on Calendar.

Middlesex Unit Film Screening: BelleBelle movie image

February 11, 2015
6:00PM - 8:30PM

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3,
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Join us to watch "Belle", where a mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Tawanda Hubbard, MSW, LCSW, will lead a thought-provoking discussion following the movie.

Speaker: Tawanda Hubbard, NASW-NJ Vice President

A light dinner will be served.

Click HERE to Register

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Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) Meetings
(No CEUs)

Middlesex PPSIG


Friday, January 16, 2015
12pm - 1:30 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Topic: Web Development
Speaker: Mary Ellen Colangelo
Brown Bag Lunch

Click HERE to Register

Hudson PPSIG

Friday, January 23, 2015
9:30 - 11:00 am

Office of Kimberlee VanBurch, LCSW
121 Newark Ave, 2nd Floor
Suite 511
Jersey City NJ  07302

We are collecting Winter hats/scarves/gloves for needy children for the Holidays. We continue to support the programs and clients of Women Rising, Inc., Hudson County's domestic violence full service center.

Click HERE to Register

North/Central PPSIG

February 9, 2015
12:00-2:00 pm

The People Care Center
120 Finderne Avenue
Conference Room
Bridgewater NJ  08807

Please bring your business cards to pass among your colleagues

Brown Bag Lunch

Click HERE to Register

Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG

February, 12, 2015
7:00-9:00 pm

Tinton Falls EMS
46 Old Mills Road
Tinton Falls NJ  07724

Rachel Anderson, LCSW will be presenting on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

A light refreshment will be served

Click HERE to Register

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