Join Us To Celebrate
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Dinner, Dancing & Networking at the NASW-NJ Annual
Membership Dinner and Installation of Board Members
Plan now for this great evening with friends, colleagues, Chapter Board
Unit Leaders Needed!
Unit Leaders (Chairpersons and Co-Chairs) are
responsible for having regular meetings which are open to the members
in their Units. These meetings should be held at least four times a
year. Unit Leaders can keep the overall membership informed of their
Unit activities and concerns through reports to the Regional
Representatives and articles in FOCUS. They are responsible for
recruiting social workers who are not members of NASW; identifying
candidates for Chapter offices and soliciting nominations for Chapter
awards; and promoting NASW and the social work profession.
The Chapter Office Needs
• Contact members regarding membership renewal
• Assist with mailings to recruit new members
If interested contact Janine Hendryx at firstname.lastname@example.org or
732-296-8070 ext. 18.
Presenters Wanted for 2016
NASW-NJ Annual Conference
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
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.
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
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.
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
The 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.
Upcoming CE Course from the
MLTSS Update and Discussion with Managed Care
NJ Association of Health Care
Behavioral Health Administrators
(4 Non-Clinical CEUs)
August 14, 2015 from 9:30am - 2:30pm
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
care. This is specific to the
COST (includes continental breakfast and light
Member- $40 (must be member of NJAHCSW- Health Care Social Workers)
For more info & to register, click HERE
Upcoming Test Prep Courses
The courses below are being held in North Brunswick.
Cost for all test prep courses:
NASW Member- $110.00
Click on the title for more information & to
– Masters Test Prep on August 15
– Clinical Test Prep on August 28
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
Private Practice Special Interest
Group (PPSIG) Meetings
Click on the PPSIG names for information & to
August 10th - Mercer/Burlington
(meets in Lawrenceville)
September 10th - Monmouth/Ocean
(meets in Tinton Falls)
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
the name of the group you would like to join. For a list of
PPSIGs, click HERE.
Looking for Online CEUs?
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
Note: All of the courses listed in the
Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for New Jersey licensed
Presenters & Agencies! Apply
to the CE Approval
Do you offer a quality, cutting-edge course for social
professionals in New Jersey?
Would you like your course to be more attractive to
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
The CE Approval Collaborative is recognized by the New
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
the Continuing Education drop-down menu. The CE Approval Collaborative
must receive your application at least 90 days before your course will
Eligibility & Application HERE.
View our classified ads at:
We have a new advertising feature on our NASW-NJ website. Your ad will
be on the NASW-NJ website for 30 days. It will appear as a live
(clickable) link to your website. Just send us your Logo and URL (link
to your website)!
For more information contact Janine Hendryx at email@example.com.
TRAINERS – NJ Child Welfare Training Partnership
seeks per diem trainers. Requires masters in behavioral health field,
knowledge of child welfare, and experience training adults. Resume and
brief statement about training work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education (Non-NASW Sponsored)**
Family Intervention Services is offering our
20-Hour Certificate in Clinical Supervision, September 17th, September
24th and October 1st in Denville, NJ. This course is approved by ASWB
NJ CE CAP- Provider #25, Course #58. FIS is also a NBCC Approved
Provider #6325. Call (973) 586-5243 or visit us @ www.fisnj.org. Early bird discount if
registered before August 20th.
VOICES Resiliency Symposium: (5 CEUs
Available) Knowledge to Practice: Pathways to Long-Term Healing. Wed.,
September 9th, 9 am - 5 pm, Marriott Downtown Hotel, NYC. Presentations
by prominent experts on
research findings and the long-term treatment of victims’ families and
survivors, trauma, bereavement and resiliency. Fee: $100; 5 CEU
Credits: $50. Students: $50. Information available at www.voicesofseptember11.org.
The ASAM Criteria, 3rd Edition All-Day Training
Presented by David Mee-Lee, MD Sponsored by NCADD-NJ
Thursday, September 24, 2015 -- 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
RWJ Conference Center, Mercerville, NJ 08619
Registration Fee: $150 ($160 after August 15th)
Register ONLINE @ www.ncaddnjinfo.org/Training
Call (609) 689-0599 ext.7034 for more information.
** 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:
here to review Subchapter 13:44G - 6.4 of the NJ Social Work
here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for
Advertise in NW and reach an
expanding list of NJ social workers,
offices, and agencies.
here for more details
or send your questions to