Decision-Making Skills: Scenario 2

Your response Response example
Is this an ethics violation? N/A Confidentiality was not maintained (Codes 1.04d, 2.06, 2.08), predicting outcomes is also an ethical concern (Codes 1.01, 1.02)
Was this response problematic with regard to professionalism or the client’s treatment program?

Yes, this response was problematic with regard to professionalism. The supervisee should not discuss predictions of long-term outcomes for the client.

Yes, the supervisee violated HIPAA and the BACB ethics code; forecasting outcomes damages credibility and rapport with the caregivers
When/how might feedback be delivered by the supervisor?

Disclose which ethics codes this situation violates.

During the supervision meeting the supervisor might review the ethics codes that were violated and provide modeling/rehearsal/feedback of how to respond in that situation for the future
What types of additional training might improve this supervisee’s performance?

Possibly a training on ethics codes.

HIPAA rules, how to respond to difficult questions, how to approach unexpected scenarios in the field, limitations of forecasting outcomes