July 23, 2015 Continuing Ed. Events Licensing Students Classified

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A Message from NASW-NJ Executive Director Walter Kalman

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Twitter Chat on Racism
I thought you might be interested in this link to a Twitter chat on NASW National. The Twitter chat was the NASW South Carolina Chapter’s response to recent racism there.

NASW-NJ Advocates for Healthcare Policy
NASW-NJ joined more than 35 people from numerous allied organizations in the NJ for Healthcare Coalition on Tuesday to meet with Senator Joe Vitale, Assemblyman Gary Schaer, and Assemblyman Troy Singleton to discuss healthcare policy priorities for 2015. It was a great gathering with a lot of agreement on how to protect NJ residents and increase access to healthcare. One piece of legislation that is presently moving through the NJ Legislature is an “out-of-network” bill that protects consumers from surprise charges that are not covered by their insurance in emergency or urgent situations. To support the passage of this bill, visit the NJ for Healthcare page. To share your healthcare policy ideas, contact Renee Koubiadis, Advocacy Coordinator at or 732-296-8070 x 14.

Private Practice Review Websites
If you notice that there are reviews of your therapy practice on a review website such as, you may contact the website to ask that the reviews be removed. However, we suggest that you regularly monitor these sites because removing the existing reviews of your practice does not prevent others reviews from being posted. Thanks to a NASW-NJ member for bringing this to our attention.

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Presenters Wanted for 2016 NASW-NJ Annual Conference

presenter imageGet paid to attend the Annual Conference by sharing your expertise with your peers!

Join us as a presenter for the 2016 NASW-NJ Annual Conference in May in Atlantic City. Submit your workshop proposal by August 26, 2015 to be reviewed by the NASW-NJ Continuing Education Committee. Applicants will be notified in November whether their workshop has been accepted.

Step 1: Read through Call for Proposals Guidelines & check presenter criteria here:

Step 2: Create your proposal.

Step 3: Submit your workshop proposal here by August 26, 2015.

Questions? Call Kendra Hayes at 732-296-8070 x16.

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Learn More about the DSM-5 From Home and Earn CEUs!

Understanding and Working with the DSM-5: Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications
(4 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW

DSM-5The ability to assess and diagnose is a core competency for mental health providers. The changes in the new DSM manual require practitioners to modify their current understanding of diagnostic symptoms and categories. This online workshop will describe the development of the DSM-5, the changes to the organizational structure, and major revisions to the existing diagnoses.

Watch it and earn CEUs online HERE.

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Upcoming CE Courses from the
NJ Association of Health Care
Social Workers

Qualified Income Trust and Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility
(4 Non-Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Joanne Dellosso, MSW

July 31, 2015 from 9:30am - 2:30pm
NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ  08902

This course is appropriate to any social worker working with patients who are eligible for Medicaid, specifically those requiring long term care. Attendees will learn about the Miller Trust/Qualified Income Trust as it relates to Medicaid eligibility for Long Term Care, learn about Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility in order to assist patients in the application process, and be able to ask questions about the Medicaid patient eligibility process.

COST (includes continental breakfast and light lunch):  
Member- $40 (must be member of NJAHCSW- Health Care Social Workers)
Non-member- $60

For more info & to register, click HERE

MLTSS Update and Discussion with Managed Care
Behavioral Health Administrators

(4 Non-Clinical CEUs)

August 14, 2015 from 9:30am - 2:30pm
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ

This course is for attendees who wish to understand more about the Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program that was launched on July 1, 2014. This program provides its members with integrated physical, behavioral and long-term care services. Attendees will hear from various speakers on the topic and also be able to discuss MLTSS with Managed Care Organization representatives.

Note: This workshop is not intended for questions about general managed care. This is specific to the MLTSS program.

COST (includes continental breakfast and light lunch): 
Member- $40 (must be member of NJAHCSW- Health Care Social Workers)
Non-member- $60

For more info & to register, click HERE

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Also Licensed in NY? Good News!

NASW-NJ has just received approval from the NY State Board for Social Work for our courses which will soon count for those with NY social work licenses.

NOTE: Due to a 90-day submission requirement for each course, we will be able to offer courses that count for both NJ and NY licenses starting later in Fall 2015. We will clearly mark each course that we offer as also approved for NY when applicable.


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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:

LSW – Masters Test Prep on August 15

LCSW – Clinical Test Prep on August 28

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Clinical Supervision Course

Clinical Supervision - 3-day Course (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 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?
presenterWould 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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Morris Unit Meet & Greet
Networking Event 

Monday, July 27, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Black Barn River Restaurant
1178 Rte 10W
Randolph, NJ  07869

Join your colleagues for an evening of networking and interesting conversation. We will provide the appetizers at this award-winning local restaurant.

Click HERE to Register

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

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

July 24th - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)

August 10th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)

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.

Addictions Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetingaddiction image

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Contact Renee Koubiadis, NASW-NJ Advocacy Coordinator, at or 732-296-8070 x 14.

To register, click HERE.

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Children & Adolescents Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting


Thursday, July 30, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Contact Renee Koubiadis, NASW-NJ Advocacy Coordinator, at or 732-296-8070 x 14.

To register, click HERE.

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Social Workers in the News

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[Audio] Identifying and Surviving Trauma

No Need To Be Glum About Cooking
For One

The Herald-Mail (Frederick, MD)

‘Deep gratitude’ For Same-Sex Decision
The Herald (Everett, WA)

The Psychology Behind Ghosting
The Huffington Post

[Video] Sammy Rangel shares his message at TEDx
Journal Times (Racine, WI)

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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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