"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.
"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.
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.