April 9, 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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Tips to Contact Insurance Companies

NASW-NJ has been working with the Managed Care Organizations in New Jersey to develop Practitioner Guides to help our members navigate each company’s systems.

These Practitioner Guides provide:

  • Basic information as well as tips on best practices for contacting insurance companies
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Information regarding the credentialing process and other qualifications to become providers
  • Links to claim submissions, provider forms, and provider webinars, if available

Go to our website at and visit the Clinical Social Work Tab or click here to access the Practitioner Guides.

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Special Film & CE Program: Spirit Children

Utilizing and Expanding Cultural Competence in International Social Work: Working with Ghana’s Children with Special Needs

(3 Social/Cultural CEUs)
Instructor: Lorna Hines-Cunningham, LCSW, PR/LCSW, ACSW

April 24, 2015

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3

North Brunswick, NJ

Spirit Children is a film that depicts the daily lives and experiences of children in Ghana who haSpirit Children imageve been abandoned due to being disabled. Their families and communities have identified them as a “bad omen” due to their disabilities. These children may risk death without shelter, support and family. Some of these children are brought to an orphanage in Ghana called the Nazareth Home for Children, where they are cared for and educated.

Filmmakers Ralph and Zelda Patterson, who designed, produced and directed Spirit Children, will be present to briefly discuss their experiences.

Lorna Hines-Cunningham, who was so moved by the film that she went to Ghana to volunteer, will be facilitating the workshop. To learn more about the content of the course, click HERE.

Cost for this special film discussion:

NASW Member- $10.00

NASW Gold Card Member- $10.00

NASW Student Member- $10.00

Non-Member- $20.00

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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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*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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Addictions Special Interest Group

Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: Conference Call

Contact: Renee Koubiadis
Phone: 732-296-8070 x 14

Click HERE to Register

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Student Scholarship Information:
NJ Assn. of Black Social Workers

Hurry: Deadline is April 15th!

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Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!

Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland
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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 Christina Mina at or by phone at 732-296-8070 ext. 15.

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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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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.
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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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Impact 100 Makes $204,000 in
New Grants Available

Nonprofit Information Sessions in April

Impact 100 Garden State, a philanthropic women's organization, is offering two $102,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in New Jersey. The grants must be used to fund programs in Morris, Impact 100 logoPassaic, Somerset, or Sussex counties. Grant applicants should focus on one of five grant categories--Arts and Culture; Children and Families; Education; Environment; or Health and Wellness. All applications must be submitted online by May 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

To help nonprofit organizations better understand the application process and grant criteria, staff and leadership are invited to attend one of three Impact 100 Information Sessions. Grant applicants are not required to attend these sessions, but have found them to be helpful in the past.

For more information or to register for a session go to

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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

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

May 21, 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

Mercer/Burlington PPSIG *NEW DATE*

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

1530 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

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

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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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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** 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

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