SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi everyone, I searched around and looked at the counseling vs MSW threads, but I wanted advice more fitting to what I'm hoping to do. I am in my last few semesters for my bachelors in Psychology. At first I had decided on the MSW program at USC with the concentration on Veterans and the military. But now I'm overthinking it, starting to think that it may not get me where I want, so I started looking into counseling programs. I'm hoping to work in a VA or on a base (I'm near Nellis AFB), with returning veterans with PTSD, doing assessments and working with more of a clinical aspect. That is why I think I'm so confused, I've heard MSWs can't do assessments, but I have also heard they in some situations they can. So anyone have any pointers? Thank you!!