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Top 25 Addiction Psychiatrist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 26
Why do you want a career as an addiction psychiatrist?
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Question 2 of 26
What are your salary expectations?
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In many states, it is now illegal for hiring authorities to ask about your current earnings. A question like this will give the interviewer a solid idea of what you are hoping to earn. When you change positions, you want to see an increase in wage. Most interviewees will typically aim for a 7-15% increase for each time they change jobs. This range offers room for negotiations with the new company. This percentage increase reflects economic inflation, unique skills you bring to the table from the last time you joined an organization, and an increase in responsibilities. The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example if you are comfortable doing so. If this makes you uncomfortable, do give as many indicators as you can. Be open, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary based questions arise.

If you are newer to your career, or the area, and are unsure of what a fair ask may be, there are many reliable salary calculators available online.

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"I can share with you what I am currently earning, and where I would like to be in my next position. What range are you offering for this position?"
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Question 3 of 26
Do you have any questions?
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This question offers you the opportunity to flip the tables for a few minutes, and ensure that this role is a fit for your career goals. You can ask the interviewer why the position is available, for instance. This particular question will give you some insight into the last person who held this role, and perhaps why it was not a successful partnership.

Ask the interviewer what a typical day is like in the office. This question will give you an idea of workload and what your day-to-day life would look like in this role. Feel free to bring a notebook and write down the answers to these questions you asked.

Here are some sample questions:

- When would you like to have this position filled?
- How long has this role been vacant?
- Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
- What is your favorite part about working for this clinic?
- What is the practices' primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
- Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
- What do you see as the most significant change in the psychology industry over the past three years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

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Question 4 of 26
Have you treated a patient with a food addiction?
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As an addiction psychiatrist, you are likely well versed in treating addictions of many types. Tell the interviewer how you conduct your formal assessment, refer to a multidisciplinary team and treat the patient with food addiction. Tell the interviewer how you decide whether to treat your patients with medication or 12-step programs. Discuss the outcome of a specific case, if you can.

Answer Example
"I have treated patients with food addictions. My greatest challenge was helping addicts who are still active in their addiction because of their often excessive lying. After having the patient face their fears and address the lying we were able to move on to treatment."
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Question 5 of 26
How do you deal with an aggressive addict?
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As an addiction psychiatrist, you may often treat aggressive addicts. Tell the interviewer how you go about working cohesively with someone that may behave aggressively and inappropriately. Perhaps you have a serious conversation with the person when they are sober and do so after an incident has occurred so that the event or problem is fresh in their minds. Maybe you choose to work closely with the patient you counsel, and their family, helping them not to enable the aggressive behavior.

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"As an addiction psychiatrist, I know that most patients will go through an aggressive stage during our treatment. My staff and I are prepared to handle difficult situations. Possible situations are discussed during our morning huddle to ensure enough staff is readily available if something were to happen."
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Question 6 of 26
Have you worked with patients going through detox?
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Question 7 of 26
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 8 of 26
What is your biggest weakness?
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Question 9 of 26
Would you treat an Opiate addiction with Suboxone or Methadone?
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Question 10 of 26
What type of help do you offer the family of an addict?
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Question 11 of 26
How do you maintain the confidentiality of clients?
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Question 12 of 26
What other hospitals have you applied to?
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Question 13 of 26
What can we expect from you in the first 90 days?
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Question 14 of 26
What are the psychological signs of drug abuse?
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Question 15 of 26
Why should we hire you?
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Question 16 of 26
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
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Question 17 of 26
What was your biggest failure?
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Question 18 of 26
How well do you work with people?
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Question 19 of 26
Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
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Question 20 of 26
Give me a time when you had to set an important goal and how you reached it.
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Question 21 of 26
What makes you passionate about being an addiction psychiatrist?
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Question 22 of 26
How would you treat a patient that relapses?
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Question 23 of 26
What are your thoughts on the advancements in addiction psychiatry?
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Question 24 of 26
Who has been an inspiration to your career as a psychiatrist?
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Question 25 of 26
What are a few challenges you feel a substance abuser will face?
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Question 26 of 26
What is your experience treating eating disorders?
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About Addiction Psychiatrist

April 8th, 2017

As an Addiction Psychiatrist you've been trained to identify concurrent psychiatric and substance use problems in an individual. You provide assistance to patients who are battling addiction to a variety of items, such as drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, and even sex. You provide clients with treatment interventions and support them to recover from their addictions. Additionally, you will be able to assist with behavior modification to help clients deal with addiction and help them to work on developing new and healthier coping behaviors.

Addiction psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry. Your a physician certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and/or a psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). You may address substance use and addiction in ambulatory care settings, acute care and long-term care facilities, psychiatric settings, and residential facilities.

Brush up on your behavior based interview questions before the big day. You'll be asked a number of behavior based questions and your calm and educated answers will tell the interviewer a lot about your treatment style. The nature of the job can often be stressful, making self-care essential for an addiction psychiatrist. Be able to tell the interviewer how you step back from the job and keep yourself healthy.

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