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Top 25 Addiction Psychiatrist Interview Questions
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Why do you want a career as an addiction psychiatrist?
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List of Addiction Psychiatrist Interview Questions
  1. Why do you want a career as an addiction psychiatrist?
  2. What are the psychological signs of drug abuse?
  3. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  4. What can we expect from you in the first 90 days?
  5. What are your salary expectations?
  6. Do you have any questions?
  7. Have you treated a patient with a food addiction?
  8. How would your co-workers describe you?
  9. How do you deal with an aggressive addict?
  10. Have you worked with patients going through detox?
  11. What is your greatest strength?
  12. What are a few challenges you feel a substance abuser will face?
  13. Who has been an inspiration to your career as a psychiatrist?
  14. What are your thoughts on the advancements in addiction psychiatry?
  15. Why should we hire you?
  16. What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
  17. What was your biggest failure?
  18. How well do you work with people?
  19. Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
  20. Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as an Addiction Psychiatrist.
  21. Why are you the best addiction psychiatrist for us?
  22. Give me a time when you had to set an important goal in the past and tell me about your success reaching it.
  23. What makes you passionate about being an Addiction Psychiatrist?
  24. How would you treat a patient that relapses?
  25. What is your biggest weakness?
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Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Addiction Psychiatrist Information
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.
Addiction Psychiatrist User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 25
Why do you want a career as an addiction psychiatrist?
Question 2 of 25
What are the psychological signs of drug abuse?
Question 3 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Question 4 of 25
What can we expect from you in the first 90 days?
Question 5 of 25
What are your salary expectations?
Question 6 of 25
Do you have any questions?
Question 7 of 25
Have you treated a patient with a food addiction?
Question 8 of 25
How would your co-workers describe you?
Question 9 of 25
How do you deal with an aggressive addict?
Question 10 of 25
Have you worked with patients going through detox?
Question 11 of 25
What is your greatest strength?
Question 12 of 25
What are a few challenges you feel a substance abuser will face?
Question 13 of 25
Who has been an inspiration to your career as a psychiatrist?
Question 14 of 25
What are your thoughts on the advancements in addiction psychiatry?
Question 15 of 25
Why should we hire you?
Question 16 of 25
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
Question 17 of 25
What was your biggest failure?
Question 18 of 25
How well do you work with people?
Question 19 of 25
Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
Question 20 of 25
Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as an Addiction Psychiatrist.
Question 21 of 25
Why are you the best addiction psychiatrist for us?
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.
Question 23 of 25
What makes you passionate about being an Addiction Psychiatrist?
Question 24 of 25
How would you treat a patient that relapses?
Question 25 of 25
What is your biggest weakness?
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