Decision-Making Skills: Scenario 4

Your response Response example
Is this an ethics violation? No
Was this response problematic with regard to professionalism or the client’s treatment program?

It could have been problematic due to the trainee leaving the room – client may increased in challenging or unsafe behaviors.

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

Supervisor can provide feedback to trainee during supervision to discuss staff roles.

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?

Training on responsibility of roles.

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.