I've been struggling to decide whether or not to pursue a PhD in counselng or clinical psychology instead of the MSW. One of the things that seems attractive about the MSW compared to psychology is that people keep saying how flexible the MSW. My question is about how much career mobility I might after I get licensed as a LCSW? My interests right now are in counseling and psychotherapy, particularly in clients who are struggling with sexual abuse or substance abuse. But, someday I may want to branch out to other things: research, program evaluation, administration, or advocacy. Is there much opportunity to try different roles after you've done something for a while, or is it very competitive due to the large number of social workers in practice? If you have any personal experience making a switch or taking on new roles, I would love to hear about them. I live in Maryland if that helps. On a side note, I am also under the impression that it is easier to transfer a social work license to different states than it would be to transfer a psychologist license. Does this match with people's experiences? Thank you!