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Penn State Lehigh Valley will host the 2006 Alcohol Summit at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center. This free seminar is for professional counselors, and high-school and middle-school guidance counselors. National Board for Certified Counselors Inc. credits are pending for those in attendance.

Seminar highlights will include presentations by three individuals who deal with key issues in this field every day. Joe Puzycki, senior director of Judicial Affairs at Penn State, will present "Student Conduct Officers (and others) as Critical Points of Intervention," focusing on how an effective Judicial Affairs Office deals with students with alcohol violations.

Dalton Rumfield Jr., a licensed professional counselor with Cooper Psychological Associates, will present "Drugs, Alcohol and the Young Adult: An Overview." A counselor in full-time private practice, Rumfield is a national certified counselor, as well as a certified instructor in safe crisis management, who specializes in play therapy, substance abuse counseling and relationship counseling.

Ken Dickinson, director of business development for the Devereux Center, will offer a segment on "Drug Use on Campus: Implications for Student Life." A registered pharmacist with more than 15 years experience in retail and hospital pharmacy practice, Dickinson has extensive professional experience in various aspects of addictions and recovery. He is co-founder of the PA Impaired Pharmacist Program.

This free seminar is sponsored by Penn State Lehigh Valley through funding provided by a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 29. To register, contact Lorraine McClure at lmm32@psu.edu or (610) 285-5080.

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