I’m thinking about a career change and am trying to decide between pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology or an MSW. I‘m primarily interested in doing therapy (and learning about research), rather than assessments or conducting research, which makes me think the MSW might be the better option. However, I’m fascinated by and respect psychological science, and I’m afraid that I won’t get a good grounding in research based practices such as EBT, how to diagnose, and when to use which EBTs for which clients in an MSW program. I’ve heard that you would need a lot of good training and supervision after graduating and I’m wondering what type of supervision and/or training you would need and whether that would be difficult for most MSW grads to get? If I knew I could just do a X fellowship or Y practicum after the MSW to get trained, I would definitely go that route. But I would be very unsatisfied if I ended up just doing whatever talk therapy I happened to pick up without any real grounding in the scientific evidence.