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John Muir Health
Mental Health Counselor was asked...2 June 2016

Have you worked on an inpatient unit before?

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No. But I have experience with Crisis intervention, depression, suicide and risk assessment. Less

I said no, then proceeded to tell the group about my training and experience with crisis intervention. I gave concrete examples of dealing with sucide watch. Less

Bay Area Community Resources

Interviewer asked how a Counselor should and would work with a family who doesn't respond to communication and doesn't show much interest in working with the School Counselor. Interviewer also asked how a Counselor should handle a case of suspected child abuse.

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After reaching out through phone contacts, emails, and mailed letters, I will make a home visit in attempt to visit with the family. I will discuss with the family any problems and together come up with a solution. I worked 17 years in CPS and our agency received calls of suspected abuse from schools. I will first discuss the concerns with my superior and follow their guidelines before contacting CPS. Less

I would try to reach out to the parents in whatever way possible to make a connection with them in the hopes they would be more willing to work with me. I would also work more closely with the student to figure out why his/her parents are not interested in working with a counselor as well as what the extent of the abuse is. Every case is different, so it is hard to say what I would do if the student does not admit to being abused but I still strongly suspect it is happening. Less

Westchester Medical Center

Why do you want to work here?

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I see a great opportunity to learn and grow

Because it’s close to my house

Third Way Center

Have you ever been physically or sexually abused?

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I am currently a student in an undergraduate psychology program. I will be graduating in May and I am looking at interview questions to prepare myself. I don't want to come across as naive, but is it actually legal for potential employers to ask this question? What is the purpose of this question? Thank you for your time. Less

Answer honestly.

Options for Community Living

What would you do if a client said they wanted to kill themselves, someone else, etc.

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Talk them down get them some help make sure nothing around so they can hurt they self Less

Be sure to note that if they were a risk to themselves or someone else, that you would try to de escalate any current situation, keep them with you/where u can see them while you call 911. Less

US Department of Veterans Affairs

What type of clinical experience do you have in relation to this position.

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I provided examples of times I have performed duties.

multiple professional tasks through clinical work, program development and with the opportunity to grow. I am always open to and encouraged to voice ideas to build, develop and expand services offered. I have been able to grow in the therapy area of my passion as well as explore new areas for growth. Less

Willowglen Academy

There were no trick questions.

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There were no trick questions.

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

When can you start?

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In 2 weeks

Northwest Passage

Where do you see yourself in five years? What do you know about the company?

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I see myself growing and developing as an expert in my field

Lighthouse Behavioral Health Center

What is your experience?

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I elaborated on my internship experiences and what approaches and techniques I use when working with individuals. Less

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