How would you handle this situation?

a social worker working at a local not for profit that deals with families who have lost a child. are counseling a client who is coping with the death of her young daughter. The two of them have worked together for the past year since her daughter’s death. At the end of last week’s session, the client told you she would not be in for a counseling session in the middle of August because she and her husband are planning to stay for a week at a renowned bed and breakfast. To your dismay, you, your spouse, and your two teenagers will be staying there during the same time period with about three days of overlap. The bed and breakfast is small and you are to be sure to run into your client and her husband.

7 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You separate your professional from your personal life and don't acknowledge this person unless she initiates conversation. If she does approach you you just keep it casual, no discussions of anything you talk about in counseling. Surely you can discuss the weather and such with this client when you're off the clock. Just pretend you don't have this professional relationship and behave as though this is just someone you know in passing.

  • 1 month ago

    So tell her you will also be spending time there about that time. Up to her if she wants to change her bookings.

  • Linda
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Unless you absolutely have to stay there cancel your reservation and go elsewhere. Knowing she is there and constantly worrying about whether you will run into her or not, will ruin your vacation.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If you cannot handle this situation appropriately on your own, you are nowhere near mature enough to be counseling anyone on anything.

    Do your own homework, dear.

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  • Mikey
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Say hi and get on with your vacation. Non issue here.

  • 1 month ago

    Leave it up to them to acknowledge you, but other than that just say hello like you would to anyone you don't know.

  • Greg
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    When you are hired as a social worker, are you going to come here to handle each case? Don't take a class if you don't want to do the work.

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