Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education will present “Islamic and Jewish Mysticism and the Practice of Compassion,” a spirituality and psychology elective for psychologists and social workers, Oct. 10-Nov. 7 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jon Spiegel and Safdar I. Chaudhary will lead the discussions.

This course will provide a basic introduction to both Rûmî and Kabbalah. Participants will examine what they share in common and how they differ. Among the commonalities considered will be love and awe for the divine, and how these translate into a code of ethics and the practice of compassion. The sessions will include discussion of ethics and the practice of compassion as the underpinnings for all good clinical practice.

Registration fee is $175 per person. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; 10 credits are available. Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors can also receive CE credits from CE providers approved by APA.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Brochure Online Registration

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.