APC Presents “Ethics in a Postmodern World” Webinar May 19, 2010

April 30, 2010
Join us for APC’s Professional Chaplaincy Webinar

Ethics in a Postmodern World IIpresented by Joretta L. Marshall
Professor of Pastoral Theology, Pastoral Care and Counseling
Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1:00 – 2:30 pm Central Time
2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern
12:00 – 1:30 pm Mountain
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
90 Minutes (1.5 CE hours)

Registration and payment deadline is Monday, May 10

In a world with multiple perspectives and realities, how do chaplaincy caregivers provide support and guidance in the midst of making ethical choices? When there are conflicting and competing values, how do we decide when and where to take a stand, and when and where to support others with whom we might deeply disagree?

Who Should Attend

Chaplains and other pastoral caregivers in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, mental health settings and churches.

Although this Webinar will build on discussion at the SCC Summit ’09 in Orlando, FL, you need not have been a part of that experience to participate.

Webinar Learning Objectives

By the end of the Webinar, participants will:
1. Have an understanding of the term “postmodern” and the complexities it brings to ethical decision-making
2. Be able to name resources for individuals and communities in decision-making and have examined the ways in which they sometimes come into conflict
3. Have explored collaborative styles of decision-making in various settings through use of fabricated scenarios

NOTE: Registered participants will be invited to send in ethical scenarios (not actual cases) that they think would make for good conversation. The cases should be presented under the mandates of confidentiality, so please do not include names or identifying information. It is better to “construct” or “fabricate” a case. Registered participants may submit these cases before Monday, May 3 by e-mail torita. Please include “Ethics Scenario for Webinar” in the subject line.

How it Works
Don’t leave the conference room because now you and your colleagues can participate in a multimedia Webinar that will help you provide support and guidance in the midst of making ethical choices.

In a Webinar, the presentation is “Webcast,” with audio connections by toll-free conference call.

As a participant, you will be able to interact with the presenters, who will ask questions of the audience and answer questions posed by participants.

To participate, all that is needed is a phone and a computer with Internet access. Webinars are priced per computer terminal, not per participant. That means you can invite as many colleagues to join you as can fit in your conference room or cluster around your computer screen and speaker phone. (Cell phones are not recommended due to audio quality.)

Several days before the Webinar, you will receive an e-mail reminder that will include the appropriate telephone numbers, Web links and access codes. No special software or downloads are required.


Joretta L. Marshall is professor of pastoral theology, pastoral care and counseling at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX. Prior to joining the faculty at Brite, Marshall served on the faculties of Vanderbilt University Divinity School (1989-1993), Iliff School of Theology (1993-2001), and Eden Theological Seminary (2001-2007). She is an ordained United Methodist Clergyperson from the Rocky Mountain Conference and a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, where she serves as president (until April 2010). In addition, she has just completed serving as chair of the Board for Reconciling Ministries Network, a United Methodist advocacy group for the full inclusion of transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay persons in the church. She is the author of Counseling Lesbian Partners and How Can I Forgive?, a co-editor of Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections and The Formation of Pastoral Counselors, along with a number of articles in professional and church-related journals. Her work in pastoral care and counseling focuses on issues of gender, sexuality, developmental theory, forgiveness, pedagogy in theological education and prophetic pastoral care.

Registration Fee

$55/computer terminal/member
$85/computer terminal/nonmember

Register online at the APC Store
Registration deadline: Monday, May 10, 2010

Cancellation Policy

The registration fee (minus a $20 nonrefundable processing charge) will be refunded up to May 5, 2010. Those who cannot attend but do not cancel before the deadline will receive an audio recording and handouts from the Webinar.

APC reserves the right to cancel the program by Wednesday, May 5, 2010 if an insufficient number of people register. In case of APC cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.


You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completion of the online registration and payment process. Instructions for dialing and logging into the Webinar will be e-mailed to all participants after Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

Recordings of past APC Webinars also available

  • Measuring Chaplain Comptency
  • Screening for Spiritual Struggle
  • Soulful Aging
  • Chaplains & Quality Improvement

Visit the APC Store for details.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Ten Stories Three Streams: Teaching Tales from Buddhism II, presented by Rev. Jennifer Block, director of public education, and Carlyle Coash MA BCC, hospice chaplain, of Zen Hospice Project, San Francisco, CA. Wednesday, June 9, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time.
  • Working with the Confused Patient: Introduction to Delirium and Dementia for Chaplains, presented by David Harrison MD PhD, acting assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, and attending psychiatrist at UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Wednesday, July 14, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy Research
    an APC-sponsored Webinar course presented by
    George Fitchett PhD BCC and Patricia Murphy PhD BCC
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
    Class size limit: 30 individuals
    The course of five 90-minute classes will be held on Tuesdays from
    1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time on
    September 7, 2010
    October 5 2010
    November 9, 2010
    December 7, 2010
    January 11, 2011

Visit the APC Store for details