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May 28, 2015
NASW-NJ.org Continuing Ed. Events Licensing Students Classified

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Christine James, MSW
President

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director


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A Message from NASW-NJ Executive Director Walter Kalman

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New Medicare Payment System Includes Raises for Clinical Social Workers

NASW National has issued a Practice Alert about Medicare payment increases. Medicare Fee for Services is being replaced with payment increases for clinical social workers and other Medicare providers over the next five years.

The article is authored by Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT.

You can find the Alert here. Note: You will have to log in with your Member number and password.


Reminder: Share Your Expertise

Get 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: http://tinyurl.com/2016-CallforProposalsGuide

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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Join Us for a Special PQRS 2015 Webinar - 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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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.

Students are encouraged to attend and learn about the benefits of NASW Membership!

Watch for more information and registration details in newSWire™ this summer.

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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).
 
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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 (www.naswnj.org) 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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Learn More about the DSM-5 From Home!

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

DSM5 imageThe ability to assess and diagnose is a core competency for mental health providers. The changes in the new DSM manual will 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

We are still adding courses to our schedule, please see our Calendar for upcoming courses.

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Earn 2 CEUs at 1/2 price in North Brunswick

Ethical and Historical Perspectives on Modern Adoption Practices
(2 Clinical & Ethics CEUs)
Presenter: Jean Provance, LCSW, DAPA


Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 

COST: 
NASW-NJ Member with CEUs-  $15.00
Non-Member-  $45.00
NASW Member without CEUs- $0

For more info & to register, click here: http://www.naswnj.org/events/event_details.asp?id=638410

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Upcoming Test Prep Courses


LCSW - Clinical


Test Preparation Course

Thursday, 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



LSW - Masters
Test Preparation Course


Sunday, June 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



LSW - Masters
Test Preparation Course

Saturday, July 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




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

June 5-7, 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



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

August 21-23, 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




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

Mercer/Burlington PPSIG

Monday, June 8, 2015
9:30 - 11:00 am

Womanspace
1530 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

Click HERE to Register



North/Central PPSIG

Monday, June 8, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm

The People Care Center
120 Finderne Avenue
Conference Room
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Topic: Sex and Music
Presenter: Ruth Goldsmith, MSW, LCSW

Click HERE to Register



Middlesex PPSIG

Friday, June 19, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm

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

A light lunch will be provided.

Click HERE to Register



Bergen PPSIG

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
11:00 am -1:00 pm

Offices of Lisa D'Acierno, LCSW, LLC
1182 Teaneck Road
Suite 206
Teaneck  07666

Topic: Healing the Healer; Prevent and Overcome Compassion Fatigue
Speaker: Loren Gellberg-Goff, LCSW, CHt

Please bring your business cards to pass among your colleagues.

Coffee and light lunch will be provided.

Click HERE to Register




Presenters & Agencies! Apply to the CE Approval Collaborative

Do you offer a quality, cutting-edge course for social work professionals in New Jersey?

Would you like your course to be more attractive to social work professionals by offering continuing education credits?presenter image

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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Addictions Special Interest Group Meeting (SIG)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm


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

Contact:   Renee Koubiadis, rkoubiadis@naswnj.org or 732.296.8070 x 14.

Click HERE to Register

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Environmental Justice Special Interest Group (SIG) 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm


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

Contact:   Renee Koubiadis, rkoubiadis@naswnj.org or 732.296.8070 x 14.

Click HERE to Register

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Social Workers in the News

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Choosing life: Native American youth face higher suicide risk
The Daily Times (NM)
Like most young people, Coloradas Mangas wonders about his future...It’s clear from the [Office of the Medical Investigator] records that investigators consider social and family strife as common precipitating events for youth suicide. Those triggers can include a romantic break-up or an argument with parents or siblings. But those triggers don’t tell the entire story, says Susan Casias, a social worker who has worked in suicide prevention for more than a decade. “What was going on earlier?” asks Albuquerque resident Casias, a member of the Jicarilla Apache tribe in Northwestern New Mexico. “There are always additional issues: Was he in school? Did his family support him? And there are additional issues: domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, rapes, alcohol and drugs?”

[Video] California Woman’s Shocking Descent Into Anorexia, in Her Own Words
ABC News
Laura Discipio, a licensed clinical social worker and executive director of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, said such attitudes are unfortunate because anorexics are suffering from a mental illness. “Something shifts in their brain … and we are just now working on the resources to really get the research to figure that out,” she said. “Just as you are compelled to go off your diet, they are just compelled to stay on it. Just as you are compelled to eat, they are compelled to restrict. It is a psychiatric, biological illness. It is totally not a choice. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.”

Documentary Focuses on Traditional Healers
GuamPDN.com
To learn more about the traditional healing practices of the Chamorro people, check out a local documentary featuring interviews with practitioners. The University of Guam divisions of Social Work and Chamorro Studies are cosponsoring two screenings and panel discussion of “I Yo’åmte Siha” (Traditional Healers) by Tricia Lizama. “Essentially, the documentary is about traditional healers and preserving traditional healers in our Chamorro culture,” Lizama, a social work professor at UOG, says. “It really is significant in terms of our culture to have traditional healers interviewed.”

When Parents Can’t Care for Their Children
The New York Times
If you suddenly couldn’t care for your children, what would you want for them? That’s the question asked by Rob Geen, director of policy reform and advocacy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charity “devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.”

[Audio] ‘How Could You Not Know You Were Pregnant?’

NPR
Brittany Ohman is a 41-year-old mother of two and a licensed social worker in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Ohman and NPR’s Rachel Martin grew up together and were good friends through high school. When they were seniors, Ohman got pregnant and no one knew. She didn’t even know — and she knows that sounds crazy. She has heard the question for years.

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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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