As a Psychologist, you are an expert at reading facial expression, gesture, nonverbal behavior and emotion of your patients. Tell the interviewer about some behaviors that you look for and how you react to them.
"One of the first things I assess when I see a patient is their posture. Posture can be situation-relative, that is, people will change their posture depending on the situation they are in."
This is your chance to tell the interviewer about your strengths as an employee. The interviewer will gain a better understanding into why your supervisors might have thought of you as a valuable asset to their team and if you will be a good fit for theirs.
"My last boss would say that I am always ready for a challenge and when presented with a difficult situation I was able to tackle it with ease. I think that my ability to solve problems in any given situation is something that sets me apart as an employee."
Flexibility is the key to being a successful Psychologist. Whether you offer alternate appointment times or provide assistance via telephone conference, sometimes you have to get creative in order to take care of your patients. Tell the interviewer how you accommodate your patients to provide the best care possible.
"I do offer early morning and after work appointments on a case by case basis. I stick with standard business hours but understand that life happens and sometimes I need to accommodate people and unique situations."
As a psychologist, you may or may not choose to use projective testing with your patients. To avoid eliminating yourself from the running, answer this question with both positives and negatives in using this type of testing. Tell the interviewer if you've had better results with your younger patients than older.
"I have used Rorschach testing with my patients and have mixed feelings on their validity. I use the test as an additional tool to diagnose but wouldn't rely solely on its results."
Interviewers ask this question to gain insight into your self-awareness and communication skills. Have a short term and long term goal in mind. Make all goals relevant to your career field. Be confident in your answers as they are your goals and no one else's.
"My short-term goal is to find a position that will put me in a forward-moving company with solid performance and future projections. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. My plan is to move into a position of responsibility where I can lead a team."
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As a Psychologist you help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. You help a wide variety of people and can treat many kinds of problems. Some people may talk to you because they have felt depressed, angry or anxious for a long time. As a Psychologist you may also treat chronic conditions that are interfering with your patients lives or physical health. Short-term problems are common issues your patients want help navigating, such as feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving the death of a family member. As a psychologists, you help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses and break past the barriers that keep them from reaching their goals.
As a Psychologist you utilize your interpersonal, observational and thinking skills. After attending graduate school and receiving supervised training you become licensed by your state to provide a number of services, including evaluations and psychotherapy.
You skills and work experience will be laid out on your resume for the interviewer. Practice and be ready for a number of psychological questions hat will be asked during your interview. Because you have been trained to detect the body language that signals when a person is lying or is nervous you'll need to answer honestly and to the best of you ability.