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Top 25 Addiction Psychiatrist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Why do you want a career as an addiction psychiatrist?
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Question 2 of 25
What are the psychological signs of drug abuse?
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"There are many signs that I note when interviewing a patient. My most noted sign is any abnormal changes in personality and attitude."
"I've seen many different signs of drug abuse, from unusual mood swings to paranoid thinking. I make a point to talk to my patients not only about how they are feeling but future thoughts they may have while addicted. We work out a plan to get past the side effects and become healthy again."
As an Addiction Psychiatrist you start your sessions off with an intake questionnaire. You may identify unusual mood swings, the patients lack of motivation, paranoid thinking, poor memory and that they seems fearful for no reason.
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Question 3 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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"In 5 years I'd like to be specialized in addiction in children."
When answering this question you'll need to explain how committed you are to staying with the company. Assure the interviewer that you don't plan on staying in this job until something better comes along. Discuss where you'd like to be in the process of achieving a goal in the next five years. You might consider sharing smaller goals such as the success of your teams, ways you plan to grow in your career or advancing your education.
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What can we expect from you in the first 90 days?
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Question 5 of 25
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 6 of 25
Do you have any questions?
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Question 7 of 25
Have you treated a patient with a food addiction?
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Question 8 of 25
How would your co-workers describe you?
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Question 9 of 25
How do you deal with an aggressive addict?
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Question 10 of 25
Have you worked with patients going through detox?
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Question 11 of 25
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 12 of 25
What are a few challenges you feel a substance abuser will face?
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Question 13 of 25
Who has been an inspiration to your career as a psychiatrist?
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Question 14 of 25
What are your thoughts on the advancements in addiction psychiatry?
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Question 15 of 25
Why should we hire you?
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Question 16 of 25
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
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Question 17 of 25
What was your biggest failure?
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Question 18 of 25
How well do you work with people?
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Question 19 of 25
Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
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Question 20 of 25
Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as an Addiction Psychiatrist.
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Question 21 of 25
Why are you the best addiction psychiatrist for us?
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Question 22 of 25
Give me a time when you had to set an important goal in the past and tell me about your success reaching it.
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Question 23 of 25
What makes you passionate about being an Addiction Psychiatrist?
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Question 24 of 25
How would you treat a patient that relapses?
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Question 25 of 25
What is your biggest weakness?
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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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