AP interview help!!!! URGENT Interview on Saturday

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ombnom
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AP interview help!!!! URGENT Interview on Saturday

Post by ombnom » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:36 pm

Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I've been invited for an AP interview with The Center for Insight and Awareness and was wondering if anyone else is in the same boat or could help me out with some hypothetical questions. The email I received basically said I should be working with clients ages 18-65 with mainly PTSD, anxiety and depression using Individual therapy/ CBT therapy. There is also a large emphasis on report writing. I have prepared somewhat looking at psychological models and the different types of therapies etc (Im very scared i will forget all this information). I haven't got a specification to follow as a guideline hence the uneasiness.

I would really appreciate it if someone could just take some time out and advise me on what to look at etc. :oops:

Amnah :)

I had forgot to add I have volunteered with ABI patients, worked as a HAP in an Autism department, as a support worker on summer schools and an ABA therapist. So this is really my first AP interview.

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Re: AP interview help!!!! URGENT Interview on Saturday

Post by alexh » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:13 pm

Congratulations on your interview. It sounds like maybe you are quite anxious about it and are trying to reduce that by acquiring a lot of knowledge.I did that for my first AP interview and it was not a successful strategy.

I would suggest you stop trying to learn new things and instead spend some time thinking about what you have already that you would bring to the role. What are your strengths? What drives you? Why do you want to do this sort of work?

You most likely do not need to learn a lot of information, it is not an exam and generally you will not have that much time to show off all this newly acquired knowledge anyway. Knowledge doesn't equal competency

Concentrate on what you have done in your previous roles and what you have learned from it possibly using something like STAR(R) situation task action result + reflection to structure these experiences. Think about how these could translate to the new role.
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Re: AP interview help!!!! URGENT Interview on Saturday

Post by ClaireEmma » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:14 pm

Although it is helpful to have an idea of what kind of work is done in the service- what sort of models might be used, an understanding of client group, the types of difficulties they work with etc. don't focus so much on learning models and theories that you forget to reflect on your own experience. For example, what you've learn from the roles you've had, how you've used supervision, how you've worked in a team, how you build relationships with clients, what you can bring to the role etc. I know when I applied for posts in really specialist areas, I sometimes got caught up in trying to learn as much as possible about an area I have never worked in, that I forgot some of the basics! There's a thread on here called the gigantic list of interviews questions, that may give you a few ideas about what to reflect on. Good luck!
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Re: AP interview help!!!! URGENT Interview on Saturday

Post by ClaireEmma » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:15 pm

Oops I see Alex beat me to it by one minute haha

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Re: AP interview help!!!! URGENT Interview on Saturday

Post by ombnom » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:48 pm

Thank you so much ClaireEmma and alexh. I definitely shall concentrate more on that and reflect on my experiences. :) :)

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