Yes. Because she was also a professor at the same university. The whole set-up was unethical. As a professor, she is in a position of influence and authority over grad students, esp. since they were both working in related fields. The psychotherapist must maintain a professional detachment and relationship of trust with her patient. Treatment requires exploration of some deeply personal and sensitive issues. As a co-worker, she was just too close personally to treat JH as a patient. His supervisors were her colleagues. And, as a member of the faculty, she may have certain conflicts of interest; for example, concerns over the school's image. When these cases arise, the psychotherapist has an obligation to refer the patient to another therapist.