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Individual Mental Health Crises:Community Resources and Civil Court Proceedings

Arlington County Bar Foundation


A Free Community Education Program

Individual Mental Health Crises:

Community Resources and

Civil Court Proceedings

Thursday, May 16, 2024

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Arlington Public Library (Central Library)

Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium

1015 North Quincy Street

Arlington, VA 22201

Join us for an informative panel discussion, which will provide guidance for handling

individual mental health crises.

• Learn about the community resources that are available.

• Hear from experts in the field about how to help families with individuals suffering

from mental health issues.

• Understand the civil commitment process and what happens afterwards.

There will be an opportunity for questions after the presentation.

Featured Speakers

Gabriel Duer, LPC; Client Entry Services Bureau Director, Arlington DHS - Behavioral

Healthcare Division

Michelle Pearson, MA, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, CGP; Assistant Program Manager, Arlington Mobile

Outreach Support Team (MOST)

James Pope, Special Justice

Dr. Tyreese McAllister, LPC, CCTP, CSOTP; Independent Examiner for Commitment Hearings

Moderator: The Honorable Jason S. Rucker, Arlington General District Court

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