Supervision originates from the tradition of social work. It is also and increasingly demanded in health care, education, business and administration, service and also politics.
Supervision helps individuals, teams, groups and organisations to reflect upon their job-related actions and structures and thus to support and enhance development. Supervisors support the processing of job-related problems and tasks in order to promote solutions, changes and professionalization.
Supervision combines theoretical foundations from psychology, sociology, social work and communication sciences. Parts are borrowed from basic ideas of psychoanalysis, communication theory, transactional analysis, the systemic approach as well as behaviour and gestalt therapy. Concepts from group dynamics and organisation theory are also included.
Supervision focuses on the development of a person’s professional identity or the development of a team. The attention is on emotional developments, understanding of organisational structures, creative thinking and the development of new perspectives for job-related actions.
Working with people is one of the main fields of the supervisory work. Leadership activities very much require permanent reflection in order to distinguish one’s own issues from those of others and to develop solutions using new, creative approaches.
Supervision can be taken by anyone wishing to reflect upon a job-related aspect within the context of their personal issues.
You too can attend training to become a SUPERVISOR EASC with an Institute certified by EASC. The training takes 3 – 4 years and you attend it while working in your profession. You will conclude the approximately 650 hours of training with an examination held as a colloquium and a final written exam paper, both according to EASC standards.