Feedback Trouble: 1

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

Professional boundaries are not being maintained.

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?

Cease attending happy hours and meet with supervisee to revisit the boundaries that they (should have) established at the onset of supervision.

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.