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  1. teal.gem

    Which career path is the best to become a clinician?

    Hi everyone! I will be applying to grad schools this fall for the first time and I am confused because I don't know which path after graduation would be worth my time and energy the most, and would be able to give me the most ROI. A little about me: I will be graduating this Fall with my B.A...
  2. teal.gem

    Do LCSW's have any difficulty getting clients?

    Hi all! I am in my final semester of undergrad and I am considering getting either a Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or a MSW (to become a LCSW). I live in Texas and it seems as if the Psychologist to LCSW clinicians in private practice ratio is 50/50, however, I have been wondering if...
  3. P

    MSW at UMD

    Hello guys, I have recently been considering MSW at the University of Maryland because I want to take the LCSW route to directly start doing psychotherapy. Now the problem is that I don’t have much work experience..I have only volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital twice and shadowed a doctor. I...
  4. P

    MSW at UMD

    Hello guys, I have recently been considering MSW at the University of Maryland because I want to take the LCSW route to directly start doing psychotherapy. Now the problem is that I don’t have much work experience..I have only volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital twice and shadowed a doctor. I...
  5. jpgasp

    Psy. D. or LCSW

    I am currently about to start my final year of my MSW, clinical track. I am already thinking towards the future, and I have a few questions. Social work has been a means to an end for me for a while now. I really liked the holism of the person-in-environment approach. That's why I chose to get...
  6. Mehr92

    Can't decide between LCSW and LCPC in Illinois

    Hi there, I'm currently working as a behavioral health associate in Chicago, IL and I'm interested in going back to school to get my masters. I recently graduated with a BA in psych and want to pursue a career in clinical therapy. The problem I'm facing is that I can't decide between a masters...
  7. E

    PhD vs. PsyD vs. LCSW vs. other?

    I am currently a junior in college majoring in Psychology and I've wanted to become a clinical psychologist since I was about 15. Before coming to college, however, I had no idea how competitive clinical psychology PhD programs are and the time commitment and amount of work they require...
  8. Lil Red PrePsy Student

    MSW DEA's Policies on LCSWs and Prescription Privileges

    So I was researching prescription privileges and becoming a PsyD because of reasons that are important rn and I stumbled upon the DEA's definition of mid level practitioner as they pertain to the ability to prescribe meds. On that list is an LCSW and I thought um FURNT wrong, I am pretty sure...
  9. S

    MSW Programs in Los Angeles

    Hello Student Doctor Network: After 2 years of painstakingly trying to figure out my next path from a BA in Psych towards a private practice, I have finally found that I believe the path to LCSW will be the best and most rewarding for me. I would love to get a PsyD but feel wary due to readings...
  10. B

    Help! LCSW vs. PsyD, senior with no direction

    Hello all! I’m a current senior trying to decide whether to go for an MSW (leading into a LCSW) or a PsyD. My main goal is therapy within a private practice, and making a decent living doing what I love the most—listening to people, and helping them overcome the isolation that comes with mental...
  11. H

    MSW in CA-- help needed!

    Hello all-- I am a senior psych major in college and originally from southern ca. In doing my research--and reading a lot on this here forum--I have gathered that applying to MSW programs is better than applying to MFT programs because LCSW > LMFT in terms of: 1) flexibility in what you can...