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Supervision (Professional)
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[German Version]

The word supervision in the sense of this article originated in the field of psychosocial work; it denotes a form of professional guidance related to professional practice; its goal is to improve the quality of professional work. Under the guidance of a trained specialist, workers reflect on the psychological, social, and institutional dimensions of their professional activity. There is individual supervision, but also group supervision (Clinical pastoral education) and team supervi…

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Karle, Isolde, “Supervision (Professional)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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