Feedback Trouble: 1

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

A multiple relationship is developing

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?

Supervisor could explain to the trainee the problems with multiple relationships and refrain from attending the social event when the trainee is present

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.