Irene, a social work supervisor attends a large outdoor free concert in a city park. By chance, she notices that Liz, one of her supervisees is chatting at the entrance with a client familiar to her as well. At the office the next day, Irene inquires and is told that, indeed, they had met there by chance, and Liz accepted an invitation to sit with the client and her friends for the complete musical event. The supervisor should next:
A) Suggest that Liz think more carefully about this choice and not repeat it. B) Discuss the issues of personal and professional boundaries with Liz. C) File an incident report with the agency administrator. D) Write and distribute a memo to all professional staff summarizing the key ethical behavior principles concerning contacts with clients.
EXP: The correct answer is "B". Professional boundaries must be maintained whenever possible, even if the “crossing over” is brief, temporary and seems quite harmless.