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Mental Health Counselor

34 Interview Questions & Answers

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What brings you the most satisfaction as a Mental Health Counselor?
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Why is medication important for some clients to progress in their counseling?
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How do you help clients set goals for counseling?
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How do you measure progress?
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Tell me about a time when you helped a client develop new strategies to address their issues?
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What do you know about our facility?
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What makes you a great counselor?
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How do you encourage a client to speak about their issues?
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Why did you enter a career in mental health?
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Do you have a high level of patience?
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How long do your counseling sessions last?
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What is your availability in an emergency?
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How have you handled a client who failed to progress?
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Even though this is an 8-5 job, clients may contact you any time of day, are you comfortable with that?
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How do you handle a client with coexisting mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety?
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Where do you see yourself in five years?
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What kind of medical information do you need? Will a medical evaluation be needed before treatment begins?
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Are you accustomed to working with diverse populations?
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What type of emotional and behavioral challenges have you dealt with in the past?
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Tell me about a challenging client and the approach you took to help them solve their problems.
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What are your career goals?
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How do you make recommendations for a plan of care?
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How would you describe your counseling style?
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How has your training prepared you for this role?
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Tell me about your education.
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What have you done in the past year to improve yourself?
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Tell me about your counseling experience.
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Why should we hire you?
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What would you do if a client said they wanted to kill himself/herself?
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What is your greatest strength?
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How would you define success?
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Tell me about a time when you saw significant improvements in a client's life?
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Have you worked with a patient who you believe was misdiagnosed? How did you handle it?
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