February 12, 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 - Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended To 2/23/15!

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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 23rd.

NASW-NJ Members:
Make sure you log in to the NASW-NJ website to see your discounted member pricing.

NASW Members out-of-state:
Fax or mail in the paper registration to register at the discounted member price.

Click HERE for Information and Registration.

Do You Know Someone Who Should Get an Award?

Here’s your chance to nominate someone special. The deadline for Nominations is Saturday, February 28, 2015.

All current members of NASW-NJ are invited to nominate individuals for these prestigious 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, which will be presented at the NASW-NJ Annual Conference Awards Reception on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Please go to for information about the Nomination Procedures for all Awards.

Email the nomination form and all materials to Mary Jean Weston at

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Join Us for Our Final 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

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

Meet the Candidates
for Chapter Elections

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Annual Conference Exhibitor Prospectus Now Available!

Meet face-to-face with over 1,000 potential future customers, employees, and referral sources from the greater New Jersey social work community.
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The 2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference will be held on May 3-5, 2015 at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City.

Download the Prospectus at and see pages 6-7 for registration details.

If you're interested in serving as one of our premier conference sponsors at the $3,000 and up level, please contact Suzanne Levy at as soon as possible to discuss available opportunities.

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Join or Renew for FREE CEUs

Join NASW or renew your NASW membership by the end of February 2015 to be able to receive 3 free CEUs at one of our workshops during Social Work Month in March.

Members also save up to 27% when they register for the 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition in May!

Click here to join or renew:

Click below for other benefits of Membership:

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March is Social Work Month! Choose 1 FREE Workshop to Celebrate!

NASW-NJ members can choose 1 FREE 3-CEU workshop in March, in celebration of Social Work Month! SW Month logo

You can attend any of the workshops offered during March, but only 1 is FREE! Seating is limited.

March 2, 2015, 10am-1pm
In-home Counseling: Leave Your Baggage at the Door
(3) Clinical CEUs
Whippany, NJ (Morris County)
Presenter: Veronica Sanders, LCSW

March 6, 2015, 1pm-4pm
ADD and ADHD: What Do We Really Know About Them?
(3) Clinical CEUs
Westampton, NJ (Burlington County)
Presenter: Eric Johnson, PhD, LCSW, LMFT

March 13, 2015, 1pm-4pm
Ethics in Action: When Core Values Clash
(3) Clinical, Ethics CEUs
Brick, NJ (Ocean County)
Presenters: L. Scott Urmey, LCSW, CP, PAT and Ronald Collier, LCSW, TEP

March 27, 2015, 10am-1pm
21st Century Drugs: A Quick, Yet Complete, Crash Course
(3) Clinical CEUs
Tenafly, NJ (Bergen County)
Presenter: Frank Greenagel, LCSW, LCADC, ACSW, CJC

Registration opens on February 7th and is online only at:

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Help Us Design a New T-Shirt for NASW-NJ!

t-shirt imageTwo years ago we used: "Social Workers Change Lives."

The winning slogan last year was: "I am a Social Worker…How does that make you feel?"

Please tell us your best idea(s) for a t-shirt slogan - one that YOU would want to wear! Winner will be notified by e-mail and will receive a shirt as soon as we print them!

Submit your t-shirt slogan here:

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School of Social Work Faculty ~
You Are Invited!

"How NASW-NJ Can Assist You in the Classroom" is the theme of our 2nd Annual NASW-NJ Faculty Appreciation Reception.

We invite all full-time and part-time faculty who are NASW-NJ Members to join us for this reception to honor your commitment to the profession and the future of our Chapter.

When & Where
Saturday, March 28, 2015
3:00-6:00 pm
NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Hors D’oeuvres Reception
Program at 5:00 PM

Go to
or call Janine Hendryx at 732.296.8070 x18

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45th Anniversary: Social Workers are Advocates. Share Your Story!45th Anniversary logo

To kick off our 45th Anniversary celebration, we invite you to share a brief story of how you, as a social worker, have advocated for your clients over the years.

We will be sharing these stories via our website and social media. Some may be selected to enhance upcoming events over the next few months.

NASW-NJ looks forward to learning about how our members are advocating for clients throughout New Jersey!

Click Here to tell us your story.

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Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!

Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland – 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.leader image

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.

Please contact Christina Mina at or by phone 732-296-8070, ext. 15.

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Graduate – Social Work – Info Session 2.18.15

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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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Coming Soon; Grand Opening of the Online Chapter Store!

Buy your t-shirt and show if off at the NASW-NJ Annual Conference!

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Need CEUs? Review “Tip Sheet” to Understand the CE Regulationstips logo

NASW-NJ has developed a “Tip Sheet” to help you understand what CE courses are accepted in NJ.

Make sure you read it before you choose your CE courses:

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Upcoming CE Courses

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

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

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

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

Test Preparation Course

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

Test Preparation Course

March 22, 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

Test Preparation Course

April 17, 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

April 10 - 12, 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

Presenters & Agencies! Apply to the CE Approval Collaborative

Do you offer a quality, cutting-edge course for social work professionals in New Jersey?
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Would you like your course to be more attractive to social work professionals by offering continuing education credits?

If you answered YES to these questions, we invite you to apply to The New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative (CE Approval Collaborative).

The CE Approval Collaborative is recognized by the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) as an approving entity for social work continuing education credits in this state and will offer a comprehensive review process for the approval of quality social work continuing education courses.

Application and materials are available on the NASW-NJ Website through the Continuing Education drop-down menu. The CE Approval Collaborative must receive your application at least 90 days before your course will occur.

Eligibility & Application HERE

A Chance to Win $25!

Complete our survey by February 28th for a chance to win $25. or use your smart phone to scan this QR code below:

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

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

Middlesex PPSIG

February 20, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm

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

Topic: Issues in Therapy Specific to Adopted Individuals
Speaker: Dr. Paula Kaplan Reiss

Please bring your business cards to pass among your colleagues.
Brown Bag Lunch

Click HERE to Register

North/Central PPSIG

Monday, March 9, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm

People Care Center
120 Finderne Ave.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Click HERE to Register


Tuesday, March 10, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Office of Colleen Fitzpatrick, LCSW
10 Mount Vernon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ  08033

Click HERE to Register

Looking for Online CEUs ?

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Click on the ad above to access the Social Work Online CE Institute and browse the catalog. If you see something that interests you, create a user account, purchase your workshop, then sit back and relax while you earn CE credits from your home or office. It's that simple.
Note: All of the courses listed in the Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for New Jersey licensed social workers.


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