Dual Diagnosis Therapist, Imf 

(Female, Age 29) from Anaheim, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Dual Diagnosis Therapist, Imf
Salary $24,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 30
Company Size (not answered)
Location Anaheim, CA
Years Experience 4 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Hope House is a residential substance abuse treatment center. We house 56 residents and we have 25 staff

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I do individual and couples therapy with our residents

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with others every day. I love it! If I didn’t, I wouldn’t do what I do.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I have an office at my work. I love my office. It is my personal space that I get to do what I want to do with it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 7
Benefits: 8
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 4
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Getting up at 7:30 and getting ready for work. Brushing my teeth, combing hair, getting dressed. pick up a breakfast bar from the kitchen, gather my work stuff.
8am to 9am Leave the house at 8:35 and head to work. Stop by Starbucks drive thru and pick up a Venti chai tea latte, hot or cold, depending on the day. Head to work.
9am to 10am Get to work and head to supervision meeting. Talk about clients and any difficult situations that I have dealt with, with my clients, throughout the last week.
10am to 11am Continue with supervision
11am to 12pm Continue with supervision
12pm to 1pm Leave supervision and head across the street front he administrative offices toth e residential side of the facility. Talk with a. Few clients before head to my office. Once I’m in my office unload all of my stuff from my work bag and get things set up for my sessions. I turn on my computers dull up the paperwork that II need to fallout after each of my sessions.
1pm to 2pm See my first client of the day; talk wit them about their issues and anything significant going on I then house( I can’t disclose too uh due to confidentiality issues).
2pm to 3pm Second Client
3pm to 4pm Third client
4pm to 5pm Fourth client
5pm to 6pm Dinner time. Head down to the kitchen and feta plate of food from the residents. Head back to my office and eat my dinner while i am finishing up my notes from. My last 4 sessions. Get ready for my next sessions.
6pm to 7pm Fifth client
7pm to 8pm Sixth client
8pm to 9pm 7th client
9pm to 10pm Clean my office and go out to the parking lot. Sit in my cr fora. Minute and then I head home. I live close to work, so it takes me about 10 minutes to get home. Once I get home I shower, and then I chill and. Watch tv or talk tommy. Friends.
10pm to 11pm TV and computer
11pm to 12am TV and computer

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
Email resume, phone interview, in person interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
2 interviews that were both individual. I had one with the executive director and one with the clinical supervisor.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?

Scenarios I may face and what I would do

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No, only schooling

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
You would have to go to school and get your M.A. In Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Communication skills

Good listener

Critical thinker

Organizational skills

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Don’t take things clients say personally.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. I love the drug and alcohol field.

What are your current career goals?
Get my license, and then I would like to go back to school to get my Psy.D

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Therapist Trainee 9 months 0 Therapy
Prior Job 2 Support Specialist 4 years 9.35 I did money audits, kept associate files up to date, did price changes, ups receiving and shipping, bank deposits.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.83

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.7 CSUF B.A. In Psychology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.95 Pepperdine M.A. In Clinical Psychology

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