March 26, 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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What Courses Can I Take for CE Credit in NJ?

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

New parts of the Regulations governing Continuing Education (CE) 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 Continuing Education Units (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. 

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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2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference and Exhibition


The Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City – May 3 - 5, 2015Creating a Culture of Collaboration image

More than 600 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
S12 Realizing a Mindful Life: Cultivating Mindfulness in Your
        Personal and Clinical Practices
M01 (LEAD-Mod3) Institutionalizing Diversity and Social Justice
T07 Collaboratively Developing Spiritual Competence Based On
        Social Work Values and Ethics
T17 Brain Research on Memory and Recall: Collaborating with  

Click HERE for Cost, Information and Registration

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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.

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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Upcoming CE Course

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

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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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

MSW Students: Steps to Obtain Your Social Work License!

As graduation approaches, many students want to know the quickest way to get their Social Work Licenses (LSW).

NASW-NJ has developed a detailed checklist of the steps you must take to get an LSW in New Jersey. The checklist has been reviewed and approved by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE/Licensing Board). We provide this checklist so that you will not need to contact the BSWE to complete your application.

CLICK HERE or go to our website ( under Licensing for a link to the checklist. Please follow these steps, in order, for the smoothest path to licensure.

Remember: You can now take the exam (ASWB Master’s exam) any time after you have registered for the final semester of your MSW program. You will need to provide documentation to the BSWE from the institution where you are enrolled for the last semester of your MSW program.

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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

April 17, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

LSW - Masters
Test Preparation Course

April 18, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

LSW - Masters

Test Preparation Course

May 16, 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

LCSW - Clinical

Test Preparation Course

June 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

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

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

Mercer/Burlington PPSIG *NEW DATE*

Monday, April 13, 2015
9:30 - 11:30 am

1530 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

Click HERE to Register

Middlesex PPSIG

Friday, April 17, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm

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

Topic: Senate Bill S2180 and Medical Necessity: How It Affects Your Practice
Speaker: Walter Kalman, NASW-NJ Executive Director and Renee Koubiadis, Advocacy Coordinator

Click HERE to Register

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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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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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