Originally Posted by titanz7
In your opinion, do you think that the MSW gives enough courses/training in the psychology and clinical aspect of therapy?
No. That's why I dropped out of my MSW. My friend completed her program at another school and said the same thing: the training was insufficient. A lot of the folks who came to the MSW from undergrad disciplines other than psych didn't know what they were missing (sociology is a typical feeder undergrad major), but trust me, those of us who studied psych at a good UG institution knew better. Compare curriculums between the MSW programs you are considering and MFT/LPC. The MSW is a more employable degree and leads to a more portable license, but you receive less counseling training. Social work is not
the same as psychology/counseling. Don't assume that an MSW program with a strong clinical reputation is equivalent to a masters in MFT or counseling.