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List of addiction therapist Interview Questions
  1. What is your greatest strength?
  2. How do you respond to a patient that is trying to manipulate you?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  5. What is your greatest weakness?
  6. What is your experience with treating eating disorders?
  7. What do you think is the most important skill as an Addiction Therapist?
  8. How do you help your patients cope?
  9. Tell me about an after-care plan you built for a patient.
  10. How do you educate your patients on addiction?
  11. What is one thing you feel an Addiction Therapist should never do?
  12. Have you ever been part of an intervention?
  13. Have you ever worked public outreach?
  14. What do you know about our company?
  15. How do you help your patients identify their triggers?
  16. What type of help have you provided family members of addicted patients?
  17. What do you like about your present job?
  18. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  19. What made you choose a career as an addiction therapist?
  20. Where do you see your career in 5 years?
  21. What do you do to challenge yourself professionally?
  22. How do you develop a treatment plan?
  23. When would you refer a patient to someone other than yourself?
  24. Do you have experience counseling gambling addiction?
  25. How do you avoid burnout?
Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
addiction therapist Information
August 17th, 2017

Addiction therapists (also known as substance abuse counselors) have the necessary clinical skills and experience needed to help their patients overcome substance abuse issues. You apply your skills to counsel those who have been diagnosed with substance abuse disorders. You develop treatment plans and help your patients find ways of coping with their destructive urges. You are knowledgeable about the different kinds of addiction, such as alcohol, drug dependency, gambling and eating disorders.

As an Addiction Therapist you may hold a bachelor's degree in a behavioral or social science with additional coursework and experience in addiction counseling. Graduate degrees may increase job opportunities and usually include supervised experience, which employers often require. Licensing requirements vary by state.

To prepare for your interview you'll want to do your homework on the facility. Research what they specialize in, patient population and skills that are needed to be successful within the particular role you are interviewing for. If you are a new graduate and new to the field be able to speak to your college experience and projects. Consider volunteering to gain valuable work experience to show the interviewer that not only are you are committed to the field but want to help others around you.
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