NASW-NJ Certificate and Special Programs

As a social work professional, there are times you'll need specialty training in certain issues, like conducting clinical supervision or learning the ins and out of telemental health. At NASW-NJ, we endeavor to create relevant certificate and special programs to help you master these topics and remain on the cutting edge of social work best practice, research, and training. Our certificate programs are offered anywhere between 2-6 times per year, depending on demand and availability of facilitators.

You can learn more about each of these programs below.

NASW-NJ Trauma2

Seventy percent of U.S. adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives—often before age 18. The results can be disrupted brain development, adoption of at-risk health behaviors, and increased risk for disease, disability, social problems, and physical and mental illness. 

The NASW-NJ Trauma Certificate program is a 20 hour program of in-depth training covering foundational therapeutic skills, neuro-biological, psychological and somatic impacts of trauma and more. This is an interactive program featuring case scenarios, best practices and breakout groups.

The program includes 4 hours of self-study prerequisites which will be sent to you after you register. Live instruction will take place over four 4-hour days, for a total of 20 program hours.

Next convening: TBD

NASW-NJ Clinical Supervision2

The NASW-NJ Clinical Supervision Course is designed to help you prepare for the next step in your career, give you the tools you need to support this important work, and train the next generation of social workers. Learn more about becoming a clinical supervisor by reading our guidelines

This course is for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise New Jersey LSWs seeking their clinical hours. The course consists of four hours of self-study prerequisites which will be sent to you after you register. Live instruction will take place over four 4-hour days, for a total of 20 program hours.

Next convening: The Clinical Supervision Course is held every other month. Register to attend a Clinical Supervision Course on our events calendar.


NASW-NJ Advance Care Planning2

End-of-life planning is a sensitive topic and social workers are ideally suited to initiate and guide these discussions as they explore an individual’s values and preferences. 

NASW-NJ, in partnership with Goals of Care Coalition of NJ, has developed a certificate program for those new to these conversations and for seasoned professionals who would like a deeper understanding of the issue. This is the only certificate ACP course in NJ!

The three-part program includes:  2 CEU hours of pre-foundational reading; 4 CEU hours On-Demand videos and culminates in 4 CEU hours of live instruction for a total of 10 program hours.

Next Convening: June 29, 2023 (click for more info and registration)

NASW-NJ PP Boot Camp2

This half-day seminar will set forth best practices in starting a successful business and how to elevate your current practice. You will develop a business plan and vision, gain insight on appropriate policies and procedures, learn about payment structures and insurance options, and understand the importance of branding and marketing your practice. Basics around building and managing online therapy will also be covered. 

This presentation is developed for social workers interested in entering private practice and for those with an established business.

Next convening: TBD

NASW-NJ Telemental Health2

Telehealth has become an increasingly important way to interact with clients. Our telemental health program will help prepare you to meet with your clients in a virtual environment. This day long program is designed for those who are just starting a practice as well as for seasoned clinicians. 

Attendees will learn about current New Jersey laws, regulations, resources, and best practices around digital record-keeping and remaining HIPAA-compliant. The workshop will also cover how to communicate effectively and ethically online, navigate the complex and ever-evolving issues of boundaries with technology, and maintain clients’ confidentiality and safety. 

Next convening: TBD

NASW-NJ Ethics Institute with Dr. Frederic Reamer (6)

Dr. Frederic Reamer is one of the foremost global experts on social work professional ethics, having lectured in the U.S. Europe, and Asia. He chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996 and served on the code revision task force. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association that developed technology standards for our profession. 

The NASW-NJ Ethics Institute provides a series of live webinarstaught by Dr. Reamer himselfoffering the latest information on social work ethics in the 21st century.

Next convening: TBD

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