NASW-NJ LEGISLATIVE AGENDA:
NASW-NJ recognizes and promotes private practice as a viable practice setting for clinical social workers. Clinical social work includes, but is not limited to, individual, marital, family, and group psychotherapy. The process of clinical social work is undertaken within the objectives of social work and the principles and values contained in the NASW Code of Ethics. NASW-NJ advances and supports legislation that:
- Promotes full Mental Health Parity for all in NJ;
- Provides for maximum accessibility of quality, licensed mental health services to the largest number of consumers;
- Effectively coordinates the multiple health and human service providers and public and private consumers involved in mental health treatment;
- Maximizes the utility of existing resources by increasing cost-effectiveness and reducing unnecessary and burdensome regulatory barriers.