June 11, 2015 Continuing Ed. Events Licensing Students Classified

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Christine James, MSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director

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A Message from NASW-NJ Executive Director Walter Kalman

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Social Workers in the Workforce Survey
Our NASW National office has posted an online survey that might be of interest to you. It's entitled: "Social Workers' Perceptions of Workforce Challenges." You can help us by giving NASW your candid answers to the survey questions. Each survey completed helps NASW to better identify the kinds of challenges social workers face in the workplace.

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. The results will be reported as an aggregate; individual comments may be reported, but respondents will remain anonymous. Click here for the survey site.

Grassroots Advocacy
NASW-NJ has promoted grassroots advocacy for many years. For example, we have worked closely with the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics in sponsoring Ready to RunŽ, a national network of candidate recruitment and training programs committed to electing more women to public office. We have also supported the work of New Jersey Citizen Action, the state's largest citizen watchdog coalition.

Grassroots advocacy can be extremely effective in expanding our role as social workers and enabling us to shape public policy, regulations, and the public perception of our profession. The June 2015 issue of NASW News has an excellent article entitled Social Work Tips for Creating Grassroots Advocacy. I encourage you to give it a read. Just click here.

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PQRS Webinar - This Friday! 
FREE and Exclusive for NASW-NJ Members 

Friday, June 12, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Topic: PQRS 2015 for Clinical Social Workers
Presenter: Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT

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Mirean Coleman, Senior Practice Associate from NASW National will be presenting on
PQRS in 2015 for NASW-NJ Members only. It is a FREE question and answer session for NASW members. You are invited to join the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. This webinar will provide information on reporting requirements for Medicare providers.

NOTE: Please review the following documents before the webinar.  We recommend printing them and using them as a reference. Mirean Coleman will be referring to these documents during the call. (You will need your Member ID and password to access them).

Reporting Requirements for PQRS 2015 for Individual Measures Used by Clinical Social Workers

What’s New in PQRS 2015 for Clinical Social Workers

PQRS 2015 Frequently Asked Questions by Clinical Social Workers

To sign up, click HERE.

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˝ Price CE Courses in June!

Click on the titles for information & to register for these 2-CEU courses:

June 15th- Innovations for Treating Childhood Trauma: Practices for Culturally Sensitive Treatment (Whippany)

June 16th- Compassionate Care of Terminally Ill Children and Their Families (Hackettstown)

June 16th- Working with Immigrants: Some Things Social Work School May Not Have Taught You! (Bordentown)

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NASW-NJ Celebrates at 2015 Pride Festival

On Sunday, June 7, NASW-NJ members and staff joined in celebrating the 24th Annual Pride Day Festival in Asbury Park. We thank all of the members of NASW who visited the table and joined in the festivities.

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NASW-NJ Staff & Members (l to r): Associate Executive Director, Mary Jean Weston; Receptionist/Office Assistant, Montese Anderson; Membership Coordinator, Janine Hendryx; Hudson Unit Chair, Barbara Milton; Social Work and the Law SIG Chair, Kathryn Dixon.

If you are interested in being on our LGBT Special Interest Group email list, please contact Renee Koubiadis at

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Join Us for Annual Housing Lobby Day in Trenton

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Lobby Day is an opportunity to:

  • Speak with your representatives about supporting public policy that improves our communities and moves NJ forward. Talking points and materials will be provided in advance of lobby day. No experience needed.

  • Have a stronger voice by connecting with others in the housing and community development sector.

  • Tour the State House and get an insider's view of the legislative process from where it all happens.

  • Hone your advocacy skills and learn tricks of the trade for communicating with decision-makers.

  • Witness democracy in action by attending legislative hearings.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Lobby Day is FREE, but registration is required.  Even if you can only attend part of the day, please RSVP to Renee Koubiadis, NASW-NJ Advocacy Coordinator, at or 732-296-8070 x 14.

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An Hour with Private Practice: Questions and Answers - Guidelines for Using Technology in Private Practice

Free Q&A Session on Private Practice
Teleconference - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (12 - 1 pm)

“An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers” is held every third Wednesday of the month through November 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET. technology imageThis discussion will be led by NASW clinical practice expert Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT. Each session focuses on a current private practice issue and provides private practitioners with an opportunity to call in and have their questions answered.

Sessions are limited to the first 100 callers of the day of the event. This is a free benefit to NASW members and there is no pre-registration. You will need to log in with your NASW username and password to receive the phone number and access code. For more information, click here.

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Upcoming Test Prep Courses

The courses below are being held in North Brunswick.

Cost for all test prep courses:
NASW Member- $110.00
Non-Member Price- $150.00

Click on the title for more information & to register:

LCSW – Clinical Test Prep on June 18

LSW – Masters Test Prep on June 21

LSW – Masters Test Prep on July 18

LSW – Masters Test Prep on August 15

LCSW – Clinical Test Prep on August 28

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Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!

We need Leaders for these Units:

Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland

Unit Leader imageOne 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 732-296-8070, ext.15.

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Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) Meetings in June

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

June 18th - Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland (meets in Somers Point)
Topic: Drug & Alcohol Addiction; Speaker: David Greenspun

June 19th - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick)
Topic: Social Work and Sports; Speaker: Lorin Mordecai    

June 23rd - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
Topic: Healing the Healer- Prevent and Overcome Compassion Fatigue Speaker: Loren Gellberg-Goff, LCSW, CHt 

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 9 locally based PPSIGs that meet around the state, send an email to with the name of the group you would like to join.  For a list of PPSIGs, click here.

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Clinical Supervision Course

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

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

August 21-23, 2015 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Info, Cost and Registration HERE

Save the Date! Help Us Celebrate Our 45th Anniversary!Galloping Hill

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Join us for our Annual Membership Celebration and Installation of 2015-2016 Board Members.

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Upcoming Unit Events

 Somerset/Hunterdon Meet & Greet

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Green Knoll Grill
645 Rte 202/206
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

Appetizers are on us!

Click HERE to Register

Hudson Meet & Greet

Thursday, June 25, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Surf City of Jersey City
1 Marin Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Light refreshments will be served.

Click HERE to Register

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Social Workers in the News

House Democrats Tell Obama Administration To End Family Detention

The Huffington Post

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One Man’s Vision Bringing Miracles to Some Fort Worth Schools

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

[Audio] "Internet Banging:" How Social Media is Fueling Gang Violence

Michigan Radio

Accountable Care Organizations: Social Work's Impact on an Emerging Model

Social Work Today

Under Prop. 47, Former Felons Find Themselves Shedding a Stifling Label

Los Angeles Times

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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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