Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Interview Questions

1 Provide an example of a time when you were able to demonstrate excellent listening skills. What was the situation and outcome?
2 Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
3 Describe an experience when you counseled clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, and financial difficulties.
4 What kind of questions have you found helpful that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors? Share an example.
5 Share your approach how to encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
6 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
7 What are some long-range objectives that you developed in your last job? What did you do to achieve them?
8 Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
9 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
10 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
11 Provide an example when you were able to prevent a problem because you foresaw the reaction of another person.
12 Name a time when you identified strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems. What was the impact?
13 Please share an experience in which you presented to a group. What was the situation and how did it go?
14 Provide an experience in which you were sensitive to somone's needs or feelings. How did your helpfulness affect your work environment?
15 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
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