Should I go?

I can’t decide if I should go back to school this fall.

I mean, duh, it’s been a very rough spring. I’m not sure I should be jumping into anything right this second.

At the same time, is anytime going to be “perfect?”

Probably not.

I’m contemplating an LPC program. I really think I’d like the focus on clinical skills.

Do I want to be a therapist? I don’t know. I think I would love being something more like a case manager- connecting people with resources and helping them navigate systems and coordinating care etc. I’m really good at that naturally, so it feels like a good fit.

I honestly always thought of that when I thought of “social work” when I was younger anyway, not so much “therapy,” I don’t really know why, but it’s what appeals to me.

Could I do that with an MSW? Yup. Would I get clinical skills in an MSW program? Sure, assuming I got the right internships.

Just based on experience and research though, I really think I’d like the LPC thing. There’s a school nearby that is smaller and offers online small classes.

My only hesitation is that for admissions they make you interview with faculty and I know they are going to ask 1) why did you drop out of the MSW? and 2) why is there a decade+ gap in your resume?

Fun times.

I need to be able to answer those effectively before I can really apply.

So yeah.

I’m just contemplating it right now. I’m going to tweak my resume a little. Maybe update a few things. Write my statement of purpose. Then hold onto it for a bit until I make up my mind.

I don’t know.

Just something I’m entertaining. I can always postpone it.

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