As a Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), you are a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems. You treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems. Your therapy is brief, solution-focused, specific, with attainable therapeutic goals and designed with the 'end in mind.'
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, you have a Master's or Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy and at least two years of clinical experience. Your background may include psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, pastoral counseling, or education. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance are necessary to be a successful Marriage and Family Therapist. You will exercise your active listening, social perceptiveness, inductive and deductive reasoning.
To prepare for your interview you'll want to brush up on your behavioral questions and answers. Because your career field is based on asking your clients behavioral questions, the interviewer will be testing your ability to calmly answer their questions and provide effective feedback. Be sure not to divulge patient information or answer any of their questions negatively. If you are a new graduate, tell the interviewer about your internship. If you've provided supervision or have been in a leadership position tell the interviewer how you mentored jr. Marriage and Family Therapist interns and your fellow coworkers.