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Music Therapist Interview Questions

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List of 35 Music Therapist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    How do you go about involving family members in patient treatment?

  2. 2.

    How would your former employer describe you?

  3. 3.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  4. 4.

    Talk about your experiences as part of an interdisciplinary team. What was music therapy's unique contribution?

  5. 5.

    Why do you feel that music therapy is the right career for you?

  6. 6.

    What are your career goals?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about your education.

  8. 8.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  9. 9.

    Tell me about yourself.

  10. 10.

    Describe a session that went really well. Why was it successful and what did your patient gain from it?

  11. 11.

    What is your primary instrument?

  12. 12.

    What activities do you suggest to help a patient in their continued recovery after discharge?

  13. 13.

    What do you know about our organization?

  14. 14.

    How have your professional and educational experiences prepared you to work in this position?

  15. 15.

    How would you describe your music therapy approach/philosophy?

  16. 16.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  17. 17.

    How do you describe music therapy when explaining what it is you do for work?

  18. 18.

    When did you realize you wanted to be a music therapist?

  19. 19.

    What do you like most about being a music therapist?

  20. 20.

    Why did you choose to pursue a career as a music therapist?

  21. 21.

    What is your greatest strength?

  22. 22.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  23. 23.

    How do you handle difficult patients?

  24. 24.

    What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a music therapist?

  25. 25.

    What type of intervention do you use when working with nonverbal patients or patients who are very low functioning?

  26. 26.

    What do you do when a patient is reluctant to participate in music therapy sessions?

  27. 27.

    What is your favorite musical instrument to play in therapy sessions?

  28. 28.

    How are your communication skills?

  29. 29.

    Describe a session plan that did not go well. Why was it not successful and what did you learn from it?

  30. 30.

    What music therapy techniques have you used? Which one was most effective?

  31. 31.

    If you have a parent who is skeptical about using music therapy for their child, what do you do to convince them that music therapy can be beneficial?

  32. 32.

    Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?

  33. 33.

    How do you handle conflict?

  34. 34.

    How did you hear about this position?

  35. 35.

    Do you have any questions for me?