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Dr Laura Lorenz facilitates Photovoice trainings for medical schools, professional societies, community organizations, government agencies, and others. She provides Photovoice professional development for clinicians, researchers, educators, students, and managers. She serves on dissertation committees for doctoral students using Photovoice and other arts-based methods and more.

Copyright Photovoice Professional Development (CE) Online Course   
        (Class limit: 16-people)
with Dr Laura Lorenz and Stephanie Lloyd.

'Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice.   
 ** New Course Dates:  October 15th - 24th, 2019  (7:00-9:00PM GMT/UTC-5 ET, all)  2019 , and  November 12th - 21st, 2019  (10:00AM - Noon GMT/UTC-5 ET, all). <-- Fall Enrollment OPEN !

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

An online Professional Development Course:  (5 Sessions, 2-hours each) with Dr Laura Lorenz and Stephanie Lloyd.

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)

Instructor:  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. For more information, go to here.

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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Course Date - (October 15th - 24th 2019)  GMT/UTC -5 (ET).   Course Enrollment  Open  

Tuesday October 15th 2019 7:00 – 9:00 PM Foundations of Photovoice
Thursday October 17th 2019 7:00 – 9:00 PM Photovoice Ethics
Sunday October 20th 2019 7:00 – 9:00 PM Working with Photos & Captions
Tuesday October 22nd 2019 7:00 – 9:00 PM Reaching Audiences
Thursday October 24th 2019 7:00 – 9:00 PM Planning Your Photovoice Project or Activity

Registration Fee:  $295 Includes access to the PhotovoiceWorldwide Discussion Forum and Alumni Reunions (Class limit: 16-people),  (Cancellation deadline:  Tue - Oct 1st, 2019). 

CE Fee: $30 per person 10 CEs for Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers
see below for details
. Times listed here have been selected to accommodate work schedules and geographical regions such as (Pacific Rim Countries - e.g. Oceania,  Asia,  Australasia, North and South Americas, Antarctic, etc).


Ready to Register for the October 15th-24th course ?  <-- Sign-Up here using PayPal Safe Secure PayPal Policy



Course Date - (November 12th - 21st 2019)  GMT/UTC -5 (ET).   Course Enrollment  Open  

Tuesday November 12th 2019 10:00AM – Noon Foundations of Photovoice
Thursday November 14th 2019 10:00AM – Noon Photovoice Ethics
Sunday November 17th 2019 10:00AM – Noon Working with Photos & Captions
Tuesday November 19th 2019 10:00AM – Noon Reaching Audiences
Thursday November 21st 2019 10:00AM – Noon Planning Your Photovoice Project or Activity

Registration Fee:  $295 Includes access to the PhotovoiceWorldwide Discussion Forum and Alumni Reunions (Class limit: 16-people),  (Cancellation deadline:  Tue - Oct 29th, 2019). 

CE Fee: $30 per person 10 CEs for Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers
see below for details. Times listed here have been selected to accommodate work schedules and geographical regions such as (Atlantic regions - e.g. Europe, U.K , Africa, Middle East, North and South Americas, Artic, etc).

Ready to Register for the November 12th-21st course ?  <-- Sign-Up here using PayPal Safe Secure PayPal Policy  

Thank you for your interest in 'Talking with Pictures': Photovoice.  **Please note - If the course dates above have filled up not to worry, new course dates are always being considered. To be informed about additional upcoming class dates, be added to a waiting list, and receive email updates please contact Dr Laura Lorenz at or visit our Contacts page (here).  -Thank You !

PAYMENT:  PayPal Instructions

After clicking on the appropriate course 'Register Here' button above you will be taken to PayPal website below. When you see the course registration page 'Talking with Pictures: Photovoice - (e.g.  October or November 2019)', you may have to click more to see the entire description. Select the quantity of seats (people) you would like to register for and click on either the 'Check Out' link on the bottom-right to pay by credit card or click on the 'PayPal Check out' link above that to pay using a PayPal account if you have one.

PayPal Account Checkout: If you selected 'PayPal Check out', PayPal will ask you to login and give you a chance to pay using your PayPal Account.  Follow the instructions from PayPal.

Guest Checkout (Pay by Credit Card): If you selected 'Check Out', PayPal will then give you a chance to pay using Credit/Debit Card. Select the payment type desired and follow the instructions from PayPal.

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

CEs - Continuing Education Contact Hours

CEs : 10 Continuing Education Contact Hours available for (Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers) for those interested, you must register for the course first.  For more information on CEs  on this course please click here.

Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Laura Lorenz,, 508-485-3868. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Disability Policy: PhotovoiceWorldwide is committed to providing access to its programs for individuals with disabilities. For questions about course accessibility or to request a disability-related accommodation please contact the instructor Laura Lorenz at or 508-485-3868 (office).

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

For a downloadable copy of a flyer please (click here). PDF 488-Kilobytes  <-- Forthcoming !

Software Requirements

Our courses utilize and for online training and course materials. Perhaps you already have a Dropbox and Zoom account? If so see '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 utilize 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.
Zoom may be downloaded and installed on Windows, Apple IOS, or Chrome Operating system devices here

Zoom may be downloaded and installed on Linux (e.g Ubuntu, Debain, Mint, Oracle, CentOS, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Arch) devices here
For questions related to Zoom (e.g Installation, Getting Started, etc) please visit their friendly 'Getting Started ' page here.


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 register (here) for a free 'basic' account.

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

Have Questions?  For further information regarding content of this course and other questions please contact Dr Laura Lorenz at or visit our Contacts page (here).


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