I am interested in attending a clinically oriented MSW program. I have identified a number of programs that have the clinical concentration track. However, it appears that there is a great variation within schools that have that clinical concentration. Some schools with a clinical concentration seem to offer more chances to take electives such as "cognitive-behavioral therapy," etc. Also some schools just offer more clinical courses than others. It seems like NYU and Smith are two really clinically oriented schools. However, because of geographical constraints, I'm not able to consider those schools but instead am trying to figure out which schools will offer me the best clinical training and experience. Is there a list somewhere with this info? If not, what are some good ways to tell from the info on a website if the school is more clinically focused? For example, one school that has a clinical concentration requires students to write a research paper in their second year. It seems like this "eats up" 3 credits with a research paper class--something I am not interested in when I could be taking an extra clinical course in its place.