March 19, 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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Message from NASW-NJ Executive Director Walter Kalman

Don’t Miss Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)!

Do you ever get frustrated by a policy or legislative decision that affects you Walter Kalmanor your clients? If so, you should know that NASW-NJ works to influence policy and legislation that has an impact on our profession and the state’s most vulnerable citizens. But we can’t do it alone.

There's a way to learn more about how you can influence decision makers on issues you care about. Join NASW-NJ staff, fellow social workers, and social work students from across New Jersey on Thursday, March 26th at the Contemporary Auditorium, 176 West State Street, Trenton.

The day will include expert speakers on lobbying for legislative and policy change, advocating for the social work profession, and information about legislation important to social workers. Click here to register.

Registration will begin at 9 am and a boxed lunch will be provided.

Eldercaring Coordination Guidelines

NASW has announced the release of guidelines for a new practice modality, Eldercaring Coordination, developed by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Task Force on Eldercaring Coordination. NASW was one of 20 national organizations from the U.S. and Canada to participate in the task force.

The ACR now seeks pilot sites and professionals of various disciplines, including social work, to launch and refine this new practice modality.

Click here for more information from NASW about Eldercaring Coordination. To learn how you can get involved, please review the ACR’s Guidelines for Eldercaring Coordination and then contact ACR Task Force co-chairs:
Sue Bronson,
Linda Fieldstone,

Social Work HEALS: Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars

NASW National and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) have partnered to develop and implement Social Work HEALS: Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars. Social Work HEALS aims to develop the next generation of health care social work leaders who will stand ready to lead efforts to address system-level changes, to heighten awareness of prevention and wellness, and to address the issues of structural racism that are embedded in social institutions.

Now, the NASW Foundation has announced a grant to strengthen the delivery of health care services in the United States by advancing the education and training of health care social workers. Read More

Each year of the 5-year Social Work HEALS program, a total of five doctoral students will be selected annually by the program review committee of NASW and CSWE leaders. Eligible applicants must be NASW and CSWE members and be enrolled in a doctoral program in a social work education program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

Please submit completed applications no later than April 14, 2015, 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Please click here to begin an online application. Selected awardees will be notified in June 2015.
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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, 2015Creating a Culture of Collaboration image

More than 500 people are registered so far, so make sure to secure your seat!

Have friends and colleagues who aren't NASW Members yet? NASW Members get up to a $130 discount on their registration fees. Tell them to join NASW before registering for Conference so they can get their discount!

Please note that the following courses are already CLOSED OUT:

S01 (LEAD-Mod1) Leadership Skills for Social Workers
T07 Collaboratively Developing Spiritual Competence Based On Social Work Values and Ethics
T17 Brain Research on Memory and Recall: Collaborating with Neuroscience

Click HERE for Cost, Information and Registration

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How NASW-NJ Can Assist You in the Classroom

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

We invite all NASW-NJ Members who are full- or part-time faculty at Schools of Social Work to join us for this reception. We look forward to honoring 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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Film Screening & Discussion: "Broken on All Sides"

NASW-NJ is co-hosting, with Rutgers School of Social Work, the Film Screening and Discussion of "Broken On All Sides."Broken on All Sides image

"Broken On All Sides is a compelling documentary addressing racial inequities within our criminal justice system and its devastating collateral consequences.” James E. Williams, Jr., Public Defender & Chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Criminal Justice System.

When:  Monday, March 23, 2015 -- 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Where: Rutgers University - Camden Campus
326 Penn Street
Campus Center
Camden, New Jersey  08102

Click Here to Register

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Annual Conference Exhibitor Space is Close to Selling Out!

Exhibitor Registration ends on April 3rd, so register your agency now!

Meet face-to-face with more than 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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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

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Upcoming Test Prep Courses

LCSW - Clinical
Test Preparation Course
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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

LSW - Masters
Test Preparation Course

April 18, 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

Upcoming CE Course

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

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 DSM-5 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.

COST FOR THIS COURSE: NASW Member- $80.00 Non-Member- $125.00 NASW Gold Card Member- $50.00 NASW Student Member- $50.00

DATE/LOCATION: Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in
Cherry Hill

Registration for April 4th:

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What Courses Can I Take for CE Credit in NJ?

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NASW-NJ Develops “Tip Sheet” to Help You Understand CE Regulations

New parts of the Regulations governing Continuing Education (CEUs) for Social Workers went into effect September 1, 2014. NASW-NJ has developed a “Tip Sheet” to help you understand what CE courses are now accepted in NJ.

There are expanded ways for many Social Workers to get CEUs. However, there are also specific limitations on which courses will be accepted by the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE/Licensing Board). 

Make sure you read the NASW-NJ Tips before you choose your CE courses! NOTE: ALL courses offered by the NJ Chapter of NASW (NASW-NJ) are accepted by the BSWE. 

Click here or go to to see the NASW-NJ Tips Sheet.

You can also go to our Web site (, hover over Licensing or Continuing Ed and click on “Tips on CE Regulations.”

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New Environmental Justice Special Interest Group

Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Please join us for the initial meeting to discuss ways in which social workers and NASW-NJ can get involved in the issues of Environmental Justice.

Click HERE to Register

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Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) Meetings

Mercer/Burlington PPSIG -  POSTPONED!

Monday, March 23, 2015
9:30 - 11:30 am

1530 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Join us to plan activities and schedule for future meetings of the Mercer/Burlington PPSIG.

Click HERE to Register

Hudson PPSIG

Friday, March 27, 2015
9:30 - 11:00 am

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

Please bring your business cards to pass among your colleagues.

Click HERE to Register

Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG

Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Tinton Falls EMS
46 Old Mills Road
Tinton Falls NJ  07724

Topic: Steps to Getting an Online Presence
Presenter: Mary Ellen Colangelo, MSW, LSW

Click HERE to Register

North/Central PPSIG

Monday, April 13, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm

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

Topic: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
Presenter: Michael Chenkin, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Click HERE to Register

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Graduate – Social Work – Info Session 3.28.15

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Mercer/Burlington Unit Community Event

In recognition of Social Work Month, the Mercer/Burlington Unit will be going to the Rescue Mission of Trenton on March 21, 2015 to serve a hot meal and hand out warm weather clothing and hygiene items.

Date: Saturday March 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 98 Ewing Street, Trenton, NJ

Click here for more details and 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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Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski Won’t Seek Re-election
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress. Determined to make a difference in her community, Mikulski became a social worker in Baltimore, helping at–risk children and educating seniors about the Medicare program. Social work evolved into community activism. She said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: “Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?” The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, who led the powerful Appropriations Committee, announced on March 2 that she’d decided on the latter approach and would not seek re-election next year when her fifth term ends.

[Video] Duluth Social Worker to Bike America for Mental Health
A Duluth social worker who has battled mental illness is about to embark on a cross country journey. On April 2nd, Dave Romano plans to bicycle from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. to spread awareness about mental health. The 22-year-old works at Amberwing, where he helps youth who are struggling with mental health issues.

Animal Assisted Therapy in Lakewood Uses Pets in Counseling Work
The Denver Post
Abbey Westphal is pursuing a graduate degree in social work at the University of Denver and has an internship at the nonprofit. She said incorporating animals into therapy sessions helps build trust with her clients. “Some kids with (attention deficit disorder) you’re not going to sit in a room and do traditional talk therapy,” Westphal said. “So having a client laugh, giggle and throw a ball in water to watch a dog jump after it, it opens a lot up so they’re able to talk more directly with me.”

Barnes Leads Push to Expand Telehealth Services, Make Medicaid More Efficient
News-Tribune (Jefferson City, MO) A Missouri House bill would allow Medicaid patients to telecommute with specialists, saving them the cost of travel. With the advancement of medicine, specialists have become increasingly concentrated in cities, Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, said...The measure would also add clinical social workers and health care providers practicing in rural health clinics to the list of eligible health care providers. MO HealthNet is a state program that purchases and monitors health care for low income and vulnerable citizens.

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**Continuing Education - Non NASW-Sponsored

Considering AASECT accreditation or working in the field of sexuality? Attending SAR (Sexual Attitude Realignment) is a MUST. Spend two days immersed and exposed to a variety of sexual lifestyles, experiences and discussions. April 26, 27, 2015 in NYC. CEU credits available for AASECT, ASWB.

** While these courses are not offered by NASW-NJ, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that can document approval by entities accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

For information on what programs the BSWE approves:
•    click here to review Subchapter 13:44G - 6.4 of the NJ Social Work Regulations or
•    click here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education

Advertise in NW and reach an
expanding list of NJ social workers,
offices, and agencies.

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