Talking with Pictures: Photovoice (TwPP)
Course Description, Timings and Registration



Copyright Talking with Pictures: Photovoice (TwPP)  Online Course  (Class limit: 16-people)

Instructors: Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd and Stephanie Lloyd, MA.

Course Dates: 


Sept 24 - Oct 5, 2020 2:00-4:00 PM EST (GMT/UTC-4)  Completed !
Nov 5 - 19, 2020 3:00-5:00 PM EST (GMT/UTC-4)  Open

Learn about an innovative way to engage patients and the public in health!

An online Professional Development Course:  (5 Sessions, 2-hours each)

For 25 years, “Photovoice” has involved patients, youth, families and communities in exploring personal and public health. Photovoice is a participatory approach to photography, discussion, writing and outreach for patients and community members to investigate their experiences and collaborate for change. Patient photographs can illuminate factors that influence access to healthcare and quality of care, and contribute to decision-making in respectful ways. Photovoice helps to unite service providers, payers, and patients to address health and healthcare as shared endeavors. Photovoice is an innovative approach of value to organizations, patients, providers, policymakers, researchers, and communities.

Upon course completion, participants will receive a Training Certificate and have the knowledge, skills and tools to implement their Photovoice Plan. The interactive online format provides hands-on experience with adapting Photovoice to clinical care, programming, evaluation, and research.


Hands-on experience with Photovoice steps and adapting to different contexts
Ensuring safety and confidentiality
Interpreting Photovoice data and reaching audiences
Developing a Photovoice Plan


Social Workers, Psychologists, and Mental Health Professionals.

Evaluators, researchers, rehabilitation clinicians.

Educators, activists, artists, and community organizations.

(Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels)

Instructors:  Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd is an award-winning educator with international experience communicating with global audiences. A published author, she has used Photovoice to engage people with brain injury, youth, and others in health, healthcare, and policy.

Stephanie Lloyd, MA areas of expertise include: participatory evaluation, survey methodology, Photovoice, data visualization, community and youth development, and volunteering. She has been collaborating with Laura through PhotovoiceWorldwide and teaching Photovoice for evaluation since 2018.

Sponsored by: PhotovoiceWorldwide, focused on the use of Photovoice in health and healthcare since 2002.




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"Fabulous course that I highly recommend!"  - (Boston College, Boston, MA)

"Well designed, practical, engaging, and supportive. It was great!"  - (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

"A fantastic introduction to the methodology."  - (Colombia)

"I came to the course with very little foundational knowledge about Photovoice. I left feeling confident that I could proceed on implementing my own Photovoice project." - (St. Leo University, St Leo, FL)

"I really enjoyed this course. It provided valuable information that will assist me in future projects."  - (Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbra CA, and Washington DC)

"The breakout groups were very very rich and I truly enjoyed them." - (Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH)

"After taking this course, I feel much more prepared to plan and conduct my Photovoice study for my Master’s thesis, and also feel less alone in doing so." - (Seoul National University, South Korea)

"The course was really helpful and supplied rich data. I feel more confident in the Photovoice approach  and have content that will help facilitate workshops. Thanks !." - (OT, Artic Circle)

"This is a very informative course. I am looking forward to applying this in our research." - (Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia)

"Laura you were fantastic and so helpful. I really appreciate your expertise and connection to the class.  Stephanie is tremendous and her future is bright. Just great resource" - (United Way of Broward County, FL)

"Thank you so much for sharing your all of your knowledge Laura and helping to make the process complete. Stephanie your support helped make the course run smooth" - (J.P)

"I really enjoyed Laura's facilitation style, her generous sharing of her experiences and resources. Also think Stephanie made a great contribution." - (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

"Laura was a fantastic instructor - expert communication and content. Stephanie was very friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable and organized" - (Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia)

"Thank you to Laura for being so flexible, accepting and calm. Your enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge enabled me to engage and be part of this course as well as to take things forward. Thank You!. Stephanie was always there at the time we needed. Her presence provided a calm environment and she helped whenever needed." - (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

"Very warm and friendly. Successful and bringing others from the course into the dialog." - (Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH)

"I am truly amazed by the knowledge and the talent of Laura Lorenz. There is a lot to learn about this topic. The materials, the technology, and Laura's charisma and great experience created an amazing training. Thank you so much Laura! " - (United Way of Broward County, FL)

"Everything ran smoothly, it was well paced, and the materials were very appropriate. Everyone had the opportunity to learn according to its possibilities, time restrictions, and commitment. I truly believe that not one felt left behind at all. " - (United Way of Broward County, FL)

"The training was amazing. Thank you for all that you do! Please keep me posted regarding other training opportunities. I am sure other organizations would be interested in learning about Photovoice!" - (United Way of Broward County, FL)

"The online experience was great.  I like Zoom a lot!" - (United Way of Broward County, FL)

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Choose a Course Date

 Course Date - Sept 24 - Oct 8, 2020  Time Zone: EST (GMT/UTC-4)  Course Enrollment - Completed !   
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Thursday   Sept 24   2:00 – 4:00 PM   Foundations of Photovoice
Monday   Sept 28   2:00 – 4:00 PM   Photovoice Ethics
Thursday   Oct 1   2:00 – 4:00 PM   Working with Photos and Text & Photovoice for Evaluation
Monday   Oct 5   2:00 – 4:00 PM   Approaches to Analysis and Reaching Audiences
Thursday   Oct 8   2:00 – 4:00 PM   Planning For Photovoice

Registration Fee: **5 Days Only! Register for Talking with Pictures: Photovoice Sept 24 – Oct 5 for $250 –  a 50+% savings! Offer valid through Tuesday, September 22nd.

Class limit: 16-people,  Cancellation deadline: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020.



Course Date - Nov 5-19, 2020  Time Zone: EST (GMT/UTC-4)  Course Enrollment Open 
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Thursday   Nov 5   3:00 – 5:00 PM   Foundations of Photovoice
Monday   Nov 9   3:00 – 5:00 PM   Photovoice Ethics
Thursday   Nov 12   3:00 – 5:00 PM   Working with Photos and Text & Photovoice for Evaluation
Monday   Nov 16   3:00 – 5:00 PM   Approaches to Analysis and Reaching Audiences
Thursday   Nov 19   3:00 – 5:00 PM   Planning For Photovoice

Registration Fee:Registration fee: Regularly $595 Special Sale thru till (Oct 30th) $250 limited time offer. Class limit: 16-people.

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'Once Registered':  Congratulations - Once you are registered for the Talking with Pictures Photovoice course (TwPP) you will receive a welcome email and later an email with the course syllabus, a link to the course resources on Dropbox and links to the Zoom sessions online.

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Once completed PayPal will show a confirmation of payment and inform us. Within 24-hrs you will receive an email from us welcoming you to the course.

Hardware Requirements

We recommend  the use of  Windows, Apple,  Chrome, and Linux  Desktop or Laptop setups with a built-in or attached webcam for video & audio (note, external broadcast quality microphones such as Snowball, Audio Technica, etc are good also), and not on smaller screened Smart Phone or Tablet devices as viewing and participation may be impeded. An Internet connection capable of supporting a decent video call (without lagging).  It is also recommended that you use headphones, ear buds, or keep your speaker volumes at a lower moderate volume level else feed back might occur.


Software Requirements

Our courses utilizes, , and  Get Adobe Reader  for online training and course materials. Perhaps you already have a Dropbox, and a Zoom account set up? If so skip ahead to 'Once Registered' below.

If not, please go online where you can obtain a free account for each as shown here so you will be able access the course materials and participate fully in the Talking with Pictures Photovoice sessions.


*Note: Our courses utilizes ZOOM a very diverse and friendly video conferencing client software program (Free). We recommend using Desktop or Laptop setups and not on smaller screened Smart Phone or Tablet devices as viewing and participation may be impeded. It is also recommended that you use headphones, ear buds, or keep your speaker volumes at a lower moderate volume level else feed back might occur. Elevated volumes from speakers have been found to cause feed backs especially when within close proximity of your microphone/webcam, or a number of people are attending a zoom session (same same scenario as with television, or radio broadcasts) which is why a radio DJ or television interviewer will ask you to turn your tv or radio volume down if you are on a phone with them. To prevent this use headphones or ear buds.
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Is a robust convenient online cloud based storage service, we will be using Dropbox for course materials. If you do not already have a Dropbox  account click (here) and register for a free 'basic' account.

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