Decision-Making Skills: Scenario 3

Your response Response example
Was this response problematic with regard to ethics, professionalism, or the client’s treatment program?

no they handled it well

Yes. The trainee took a risk by not intervening sooner and did not have a plan for how to respond when the behavior escalated. Most importantly, the trainee should not have been in the community alone with a client that responds to loud noises with behavioral escalations.
When/how might feedback be delivered by the supervisor?

if the client gets to escalated make a plan going forward so that the trainee is not alone if they can not handle the client alone

Immediately to correct the error in judgement that lead to a safety risk for the client
What types of additional training might improve this trainee’s performance?

de-escalation strategies

Professional decision-making using practice scenarios; Review of safety procedures when working with clients who engage in SIB and safety on community outings