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Outpatient Therapist was asked...September 19, 2015

What populations are you most comfortable working with?

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Did you have to complete pre employment drug testing?

Community Health Network (Indiana)

Tell us about a time you disagreed with a co-worker?

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I answered it honestly but in my situation everything worked out fIne. So maybe don't tell about a time where the end result wasn't the greatest. Less


What is your theoretical orientation for a counselor?

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CBT, DBT, client-centered

Nystrom and Associates

How do you handle a patient you know is suicidal.

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I perform de-escalation in hopes of calming the patient down and allowing them time to express why they are feeling that suicide is the only out. Less

Nystrom and Associates

They asked what kind hell I was passionate about serving.

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Lol. Not passionate about any hell 😂

Chrysalis Health

What are some of the ages you have worked with?

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Told them the age group I typically see and the ages I know I am comfortable with Less

Chrysalis Health

What are some diagnoses that you have worked with?

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Bipolar Disorders, Depression

The Center for Mental Health (Montana)

Prior to the interview, I was given 2 case vignettes and asked to provide a diagnosis and my approach to treating each individual.

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I provided an individual based on my training and my personal counseling style.

"Tell me about what kind of classes you took while you were at school that would help you in this position?"

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I talked about classes related to abnormal psych, personality psych, discussed my research into the subject (which I presented in the past), and about my personal interest in helping people overall. Less

San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center

How did I hear about the company?

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I heard about the company from a fellow colleague who had a wonderful experience at this agency. Less

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