Conference for the Human Services

The Psychology and Counseling Department at Alvernia University will host its 3rd annual Conference for the Human Services on June 11, 2010. This conference is intended to provide training opportunities for counselors, psychologists, social workers and other professionals working in the human services in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, and Schuylkill Counties.

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Start Date: 6/11/2010 09:00 am
End Date: 6/11/2010 6:00 pm
Location: Bernardine Hall
Sponsor: Psychology and Counseling Department

Paul West, Ed.D., LPC, NCC
Psychology and Counseling Department

     Upland Center

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.

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