Feedback Trouble: 1

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

Ethics and professionalism issue

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?

Reset the expectations. Inappropriate reply to feedback is a separate issue. It is not clear if it happened in the same setting while they’re out on happy hour. First thing first, reset the expectations and avoid multiple relationships first.

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.