The processes by which client agency and openness is reduce in clinical contexts, including coercion, whereby patients are treated involuntarily. Featuring Gilbert Gonzales, PhD, MHA, Department of Medicine, Health & Society and Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University, Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Liz Davidson, Class of 2023, carrying lived experiences related to psychiatric coercion; and Jacob Horwitz, 10th grader at Battleground Academy (Franklin, TN) with lived experience navigating mental health care as a young person.
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Assistant Professor Medicine, Health & Society and Health Policy, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Gilbert Gonzales, PhD, MHA, is Assistant Professor at the Center for Medicine, Health & Society, the Program for Public Policy Studies, and the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University. His research examines how public policies affect...
Undergraduate, lived experience with psychiatric coercion
Liz Davidson is an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University studying psychology. She carries lived experiences related to psychiatric coercion and started The Mental Help, LLC following her family's negative experiences with the mental...
High schooler, lived experience with mental illness
Jacob Horwitz is 16 years old, and a current 10th grader at Battle Ground Academy. He was born in Somers, New York, and moved to the Nashville area in 2016. He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at 8 years old. In 2018, he was selected to go to...
Elaine (she/her) is a sophomore from Cumming, GA majoring in Psychology and Medicine, Health & Society with a minor in Scientific Computing. At Vanderbilt, she is involved with research, Active Minds, Students for Health Equity, Project Outdoors,...