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VA Health
Marriage and Family Therapist was asked...June 11, 2015

What have you done that you are proudest of?

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Getting my masters degree while being a full-time single parent and worker.


What would you do if you were in a clients home and the parent and child were becoming physical with each other, but didn't actually hit each other. How would you de-escalate the situation?

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Did you have to complete pre employment drug testing?

Family Solutions (WA)

They asked about Theoretical leaning/orientation.

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The Edge Treatment Center

What are you looking to get paid? What was your hardest client, to which he tried to grill me for 20 min to try to get a negative response.

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I responded, I don't talk about salary until I'm offered a position. He said " Why, who told you to say that? ? ( ??) So I left, after telling him I considered myself a professional and I didn't feel the same about his behavior. Less

American Addiction Centers

I was asked specifically about my education, coming out of a seminary that taught dual psychological and theological approach to counseling I was asked if I understood that I was not to proselytize the clients.

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I replied that I understood my professional boundaries and that it was not my job to convert a client to a particular set of beliefs Less

Pressley Ridge

Tell me about a time when you demonstrated leadership.

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When I was working for Mental health association. I was able to enroll my clients in auto banking for debit cards. Less

Institute for the Redesign of Learning

How do you handle documentation and paperwork?

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I am extremely attentive to adhering to BBS proscribed ethical and legal guidelines as well as any specific documentation and paperwork protocols dictated by my place of employment. In my process notes, i document client's ongoing treatment plan, paying specific attention to areas of struggle as well as progress. I always document changes in medication and carefully monitor, in conjunction with prescribing psychiatrist, the impact of the new medication protocol. I thoroughly document crisis events, paying careful attention to the potential need for increased sessions, adjunct therapy, the involvement of family, and the laws regarding breaking confidentiality to insure the safety of client and others. In my private practice, I store process notes separately from client treatment agreements, releases, etc. I maintain a securely locked file cabinet to ensure the privacy of my clients. Less

Kaiser Permanente

Why do you want to work for Kaiser?

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Work/life balance, good corporate philosophy.

Where do you see yourself in terms of this newly chosen profession? How are you going to make the transition?

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I stopped teaching college English because I thought that I could offer more as a Clinician than as an English lecturer. I an cognizant that I will start at the entry level, but, I am prepared to take whatever comes with my decision. Less

Friends of Youth

What would you do if a client was suicidal?

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Talk about boundaries.

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