•You are training in a practicum in a private practice. You see a client who tells you about the sexual and physical abuse that they experienced as a child. You notice that they appear to dissociate during the session and lose track of time. When you discuss this with your supervisor, they tell you that, while they do not have much experience working with dissociation and trauma, they are fine with you both learning together while you work with the client. When you express discomfort, they tell you that you need to learn to work with difficult cases during your training.
Supervision Issue

•What are the ethical and legal issues in this scenario
•Who might you consult with prior to discussing this with your supervisor?
•How would you further consider discussing this with your supervisor?

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