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Mental Health Counselor Interview Questions

"Mental health counselors provide emotional counseling and guidance to individuals suffering from mental and behavioral disorders. Expect to answer questions that will assess your knowledge of disorders as well as your interpersonal skills to navigate difficult patient situations. As clients may display potentially harmful behavior, be prepared to discuss how you would offer adequate guidance to volatile individuals. In comparison to psychiatrists who are required to have a doctorate in order to practice, licensed mental health counselors must have a master's degree at minimum."

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Had I ever been involved in an incident before? How do you think patient and staff relations can improve?

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Yes to the first question. and I think patient and staff relations can improve when you talk to the patient with respect and you treat them with respect.

What would you do if a client said they wanted to kill themselves, someone else, etc.

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Interviewer asked how a Counselor should and would work with a family who doesn't respond to communication and doesn't show much interest in working with the School Counselor. Interviewer also asked how a Counselor should handle a case of suspected child abuse.

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They asked me about the theories that I align with and what methods of counseling I am used to.

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How did I feel about having to restrain pediatric patients.

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Have you ever been physically or sexually abused?

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Tell us about a difficult client you had and how you handled the situation.

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How much experience did I have?

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My questions to them: Please explain the challenges of the workplace, specifically for Mental Health Counselors.

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None, interview process was "typical", i.e. what are strengths, weaknesses

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