Feedback Trouble: 1

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What is happening, or failing to happen, that is causing the trouble?

WHat happened is a dual relationship has occurred and the trainee does not see her supervisor as a person supervising her, but rather as a friend….and is struggling to take the corrective feedback.

The supervisor’s friendship has caused a multiple relationship; neither the supervisor nor the trainee are respecting boundaries
How might the supervisor go about improving this situation?

stop going to happy hours/other activities outside of work/supervision time with the trainee

The supervisor can re-set the relationship by starting over, model good ethics by citing the ethics code and how the friendship violates it, and then going over boundaries and expected behavior during feedback sessions. Also explain consequences if the problem persists.