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30 Addiction Counselor Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
In your previous counseling experience, have you ever had to enforce policies you didn't agree with?
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Question 1 of 30
In your previous counseling experience, have you ever had to enforce policies you didn't agree with?
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"If I feel the policy should be disputed I approach it with professionalism and respect to make get more answers."
"I have had to enforce policies I didn't agree with but they weren't unethical or immoral so I followed the rules."
Just like any other job, you may encounter situations where you need to comply with rules or regulations that you disagree with. How do you handle these situations? If your boss told you to do something you disagreed with ethically, how would you respond? Respecting work policies show that you have the maturity to follow rules even if you think they are silly or ridiculous.
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Question 2 of 30
As an Addiction Counselor, what do you believe is your best asset?
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"I am creative, innovative and always seeking to better myself."
"My best asset are my critical thinking skills. I'm able to make quick, clear and impactful decisions when in a time of crisis."
What do you bring to the table that others don't have? What makes your counseling style unique? Share one of your best attributes that helps you to be effective at your job. Explain the trait, such as being sensitive to the needs of others. How does this make a difference to your patients? Elaborate on how being sensitive allows others to feel comfortable being themselves.
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Question 3 of 30
What motivates you to succeed?
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Question 4 of 30
How do you cope with stressful situations?
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Question 5 of 30
Why do you want a career as an addiction counselor?
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Question 6 of 30
What decisions are easiest for you to make? What are the most difficult?
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Question 7 of 30
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
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Question 8 of 30
What was your biggest disappointment as an addiction counselor?
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Question 9 of 30
How well do you work with people?
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Question 10 of 30
How did you hear about this position?
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Question 11 of 30
What do you like to do outside of work.
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Question 12 of 30
How do you monitor the progress of treatment?
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Question 13 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
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Question 14 of 30
What is your definition of teamwork?
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Question 15 of 30
How would your co-workers describe you?
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Question 16 of 30
How do you manage a large workload?
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Question 17 of 30
How would your boss describe you?
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Question 18 of 30
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Question 19 of 30
What are your strengths?
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Question 20 of 30
What are your weaknesses?
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Question 21 of 30
What is your greatest accomplishment as an addiction counselor?
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Question 22 of 30
What do you feel is the most important skill an addiction counselor should possess?
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Question 23 of 30
How do you handle angry patients?
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Question 24 of 30
How do you involve the patient's family during treatment?
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Question 25 of 30
Have you facilitated any outreach programs? Tell me about it.
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Question 26 of 30
What type of patient are you not comfortable being around?
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Question 27 of 30
What types of patients do you have the most difficulty treating?
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Question 28 of 30
How do you cope with a young patient, or any patient, that overdoses?
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Question 29 of 30
What new approaches have you recently tried? What has been successful?
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Question 30 of 30
How do you treat your patients?
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