There is a constant search in supervision for a way of teaching that combines the transfer of a specific known content with the process of personal growth required for the development of a professional self. Our need is for a means of affecting this most directly, most quickly and with a maximum amount of helpfulness for the client. What the agency offers as a way of helping the client change his reality, and the worker's professional maturity, is to determine the extent to which supervision shall be a teaching process and the extent to which its purpose is to enable the worker to experience change. The agency carries the responsibility of deepening its services with maximum clarity and of providing a setting for the supervisor-worker relationship which is most conducive to learning, growth and therefore to client service.
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Levinson, Frances T. The Generics of the Supervisory Process. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1949: