Decision-Making Skills: Scenario 4

Your response Response example
Is this an ethics violation? Yes, it violates code(s) No
Was this response problematic with regard to professionalism or the client’s treatment program?

First, the trainee should not have left the room and should have brought this to the attention of her supervisor.

No, the response indicated good judgement
When/how might feedback be delivered by the supervisor?

I would give feedback when appropriate and discuss future ways to handle teachers that

The supervisor might praise the trainee for the response and explain the ways in which the situation could have worsened if she didn’t take action.
What types of additional training might improve this trainee’s performance?


The supervisor might initiate opportunities for the trainee to provide training to others. The supervisor can use modeling/rehearsal/feedback to prepare the trainee for training others.