Hi all! I had a question regarding a potential career route that I would love to get some feedback on. I would like to be a therapist and am currently looking at MSW programs en route to becoming an LCSW. I would, however, like to be a professor at some point (potentially doing research as well). I feel like it would be great to have a base in real word experience as a therapist to give perspective to teaching and research. I am a little bit confused on how to do this. I know a PhD is more research based and a DSW is more clinical based. Is it possible to have a PhD in social work and also be a practicing clinician? And if yes, how is this done? Would the route be to get the MSW, and then the PhD, and then work towards getting the LCSW? Or would getting the LCSW right after the MSW and then working towards completion of a DSW be the best option? And is it possible to do research and be a professor with a DSW, or is research/teaching tenure positions specifically for PhDs? Any help would be greatly appreciated.