Common Interview Questions to Anticipate

Common Interview Questions to Anticipate

You will notice that these are written for a Clinical Psychology program interview. You can easily adapt these for any graduate school interview.

Why do you want to be a clinical psychologist? What qualifications do you have that will make you a successful psychologist?

What attracts you to our program?

Will you tell me a little about yourself as a person?

What are your future plans and goals as a psychologist?

What do you see as your strengths and weaknesses?

What do you bring into the program? What are your special attributes?

Have you ever had personal therapy? If yes, what sort of issues did you work on? If no, why not?

What are your research interests? Tell me about your research project/honors thesis or independent study.

What is your theoretical orientation?

Which of our faculty members do you think you would work with?

Where else have you applied or interviewed?

Can you tell me about a recent client or clinical encounter? How did you conceptualize or treat your last client?

What are your hobbies, avocations, favorite books, and interests outside of psychology?