The Soul of Supervision

Integrating Practice and Theory

Margaret Benefiel & Geraldine Holton, Editors

Oct/2010, 224 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819223760



With national and international concern around issues of abuse, burnout, meaninglessness, and spiritual bankruptcy in every profession, supervision is becoming increasingly necessary for people who desire life-giving care and understanding in their work and ministry. This book provides a framework of theory and experience to develop the strengths and address the challenges of professional supervision with particular focus on developing spiritual sensitivity and competency.

MARGARET BENEFIEL, Executive Director of the Shalem Institute (, has served as Chair of the Academy of Management's Management, Spirituality, and Religion Group, as Co-chair of the Christian Spirituality Program Unit of the American Academy of Religion, and in various leadership roles in Spiritual Directors International. Over 3,000 executives, managers, and other leaders have participated in her seminars and courses. She lives with her husband in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Geraldine Holton is the author of Wisdom Supervision and Soul Gardening. She is lecturer in the department of spirituality and director of supervisory practice at Milltown Institute in Ireland. She is also Chair of the Supervisors Association of Ireland and vice chair of the All Ireland Spiritual Guidance Association of Ireland.

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