Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will co-sponsor “Safeguarding Your Call: Ethical Challenges Related to Information Sharing and Confidentiality” Nov. 15, 2012, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cynthia Magistro and Diane Shepard will lead the discussion.

Those who work in positions of trust are taught to value confidentiality. For instance, in accordance with the Professional Code of Ethics of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), ministers, staff, and church members pledge to respect the privacy of individuals and not divulge information obtained in confidence without express permission, unless an individual is a danger to self or others. However, due to the complexity of human relationships, this promise can pose personal and ethical dilemmas even for those who do their best to uphold it. This workshop is designed to address ethical dilemmas related to information sharing that are commonly faced by those in pastoral or counseling roles, included ministers, professional counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Registration fee is $35. An additional $10 is required for those seeking continuing education units. To register, call the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute at 412-661-1239. Learn more online. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. This workshop is cosponsored by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, Pittsburgh Presbytery, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Continuing Education.

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 more than 300 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.