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Darla is a Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling student working at her practicum site. Mike is a practicum student assigned to the same practicum site as Darla. Both Darla and Mike report directly to the same site supervisor. About halfway through the practicum, Darla realizes that many of the clients assigned to Mike for counseling are coming to see her. Comments from Mike's clients have led Darla to believe that Mike is acting unethically. How should Darla handle this situation? What are the ethical and legal implications? If Darla tells her supervisor, and her supervisor does not act on her concerns, what are the ethical and legal implications? There are several steps that Darla can take to handle this situation. First, I would recommend Darla to look through her new clients files and see if there is anything mentioned in Mike’s notes that could show evidence of him acting unethical. If she finds anything then she needs to take it and her notes with her new clients and speak to her supervisor. Explain that she
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