I am a recent MSW graduate student currently working as a medical case manager. My ultimate goal is to do clinical therapy. My agency provides the credentials I need to make this a reality: LCSW supervision and CEU opportunities. However, I am worried that I do not have enough clinical experience to make this transition. I am considering applying to fee for service therapy jobs to improve my clinical abilities, in addition to my current job. I wanted to gather other opinions about this idea. Has anyone been in similar situation? What have you done to gain clinical experience? Was it difficult to switch from case manager to therapist positions?
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