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December 30, 2014
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Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
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All the best for 2015 from the Board and Staff of NASW-NJ!





2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition- Registration is OPEN!

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2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference and Exhibition
The Meeting of the Profession
Creating a Culture of Collaboration
The Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City – May 3-5, 2015

Join us at the beautiful Borgata Hotel for 3 days of learning and networking where you can:

- Earn up to 20 CEUs
- Learn about Medicare reimbursement changes
- Participate in a Community Service Project
- Obtain your Leadership Development Certificate
- Meet with 80 exhibitors and much more!

Take advantage of discounted Early Bird rates until February 16th.

Click HERE for Information and Registration.




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?

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




Join Us for a Screening of the Award-Winning Film Short Term 12

Film & CE: Screening of Short Term 12
(3 Clinical & Ethics CEUs)
Presenter: Deborah Wolff, LCSW

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film Short Term 12, about a 20-something supervising staff memShort Term film imageber of a residential treatment facility who navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. The film and CE workshop will be facilitated by Deborah Wolff, LCSW, who will examine the clinical and ethical decisions that take place in the film.

COST FOR THIS COURSE:
NASW Member- $60.00
Non-Member- $75.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00

3 DATES/LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Friday, January 23, 2015 from 9:30am - 1:30pm in Berlin, NJ
Registration for January 23rd: http://tinyurl.com/ShortTerm12-Berlin

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick, NJ
Registration for January 31st: http://tinyurl.com/ShortTerm12-NBrunswick 

Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 9:30am – 1:30pm in Whippany, NJ
Registration for February 26th: http://tinyurl.com/ShortTerm12-Whippany



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Upcoming CE Courses

Note: we are still adding courses to our schedule, so please check our Calendar at www.naswnj.org for new additions.

Engaging, Connecting, and Bringing about Change with Adolescents through Music
(3 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs)
Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, LCSW

January 23, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

This workshop will focus on learning about Hip Hop as a cultural force and intervention with adolescents in the 21st century. Participants will review some key concepts essential to cultural proficiency, which will equip them to utilize music as a tool. They will engage and explore their personal constructs about Hip Hop and its viability as an effective intervention.

COST FOR THIS COURSE:
NASW Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $25.00
Non-Member- $65.00

Info & Registration HERE



Show Me the Money – Grant Writing for Social Workers
(3 Non-Clinical CEUs)
Instructor: Mary Ellen Colangelo, LSW

February 16, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

Social workers are great at giving—but ASKING? The word is often not in our vocabulary, particularly when it comes to asking for program funding. This interactive workshop provides novice grant writers with the necessary tools and resources to competitively apply for grants.

COST FOR THIS COURSE:
NASW Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $25.00
Non-Member- $65.00

Info & Registration HERE



Understanding and Working with the DSM-5:
Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications
(5 Clinical CEUs)

Back by popular demand!

Presenter: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW

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

COST FOR THIS COURSE:
NASW Member- $80.00
Non-Member- $125.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $50.00

2 DATES/LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in Jersey City
Registration for February 8th: http://tinyurl.com/DSM5-Feb8-JerseyCity

Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
Registration for July 26th: http://tinyurl.com/DSM-April4-CherryHill



Upcoming Test Prep Courses


LSW – Masters
Test Preparation Course

January 18, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rutgers Labor Education Center
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $110.00
Non-Member Price- $150.00

Info & Registration HERE



LCSW Clinical
Test Preparation Course

February 19, 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

February 6-8, 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



FREE Ethics Consultation from
NASW National

The NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) has announced the extension of its ethics consultation days and hours. Ethics Consultation is a FREE benefit of NASW membership. Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015, ethics consultations will be provided as follows:

Hours & Contact Info: (800) 638-8799

Mondays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) ext. 223
Tuesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET) ext. 231
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)  ext. 223
Thursdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET)  ext. 231

There are lots of additional exciting plans for the OEPR in 2015, including:
- Ethics 8 Monthly Tips
- Ethical Standard of the Month
- Code of Ethics app
- National Professional Review Process
…and much more!  Please stay tuned!



Networking Opportunities at NASW-NJ Events

Are you looking for ways to network with other social workers in your area? When you join NASW on the national level, you are automatically a member at the state level. 

NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led Units throughout the state. The Units meet regularly for social events, advocacy, service projects, networking, FREE CEU workshops, and more! Your Unit assignment is based on the mailing address listed on your membership.

For upcoming Unit events, go to the Unit Side bar located on the left hand side of this article. Or for more upcoming Unit activities for the next several months, visit www.naswnj.org and click on Calendar.



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


Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG

Thursday, January 8, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Tinton Falls EMS
46 Old Mills Road
Tinton Falls 07724

Click HERE to Register



North/Central PPSIG

Monday, January 12, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm

The People Care Center
Conference Room
120 Findern Ave.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Click HERE to Register



Middlesex PPSIG

Friday, January 16, 2015
12pm - 1:30 pm

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

Topic: Web Development
Speaker: Mary Ellen Colangelo
Brown Bag Lunch

Click HERE to Register



Hudson PPSIG

Friday, January 23, 2015
9:30 - 11:00 am

Office of Kimberlee VanBurch, LCSW
121 Newark Ave, 2nd Floor
Suite 511
Jersey City NJ  07302

We are collecting Winter hats/scarves/gloves for needy children for the Holidays. We continue to support the programs and clients of Women Rising, Inc., Hudson County's domestic violence full service center.

Click HERE to Register



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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