Addiction Counselor Interview Questions and Answers
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What new approaches have you recently tried? What has been successful?
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Behavioural, humanistic Getting to know your clients.
I find out what clients are good at and present them with opportunities to make their skill a habit.
I have recently tried the Motivational Interviewing approach to get client's engaged, and willing to share information about their history.
I have been out of the field for 5 years so I don't know what is out there now that was not available then. In my past work I found anger management to be quite useful.
Cognitive behavioral intervention for tics.
During the planning process, I had clients tell me some goals and while we focused on treatment of the disease, I got them in the habit of talking about their goals, both and long term. This helped in the recovery process because it made the client feel like they were working towards something other than sobriety.
Motivational interviewing, I find this very effective with ambivalence, I use a variety of approaches and usually this is tailored to the client.
I work hard at sometimes having to explain why we are doing something we are doing, it does show success as it give the client the opportunity to understand the importance of a task, such as group, educaitonan, etc.
Silence works well with forcing a client to think about hat ever topic is being fiscussed.
I tried collages to work with a patient with obsessive compulsive disorder.
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