LAURA S. LORENZ,
PhD, MEd, MA.
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Photovoice Professional Development (CE)
with Pictures': Photovoice
PhotovoiceWorldwide, focused on
the use of Photovoice in health and healthcare since 2002.
Learn about an innovative way to engage patients
and the public in health!
This non-credit, online professional development course provides
hands-on experience with adapting Photovoice to clinical care,
programming, evaluation, and research. Upon completion, participants
will have the knowledge, skills and tools to implement their
Photovoice Plan. For 25 years, “Photovoice” has involved patients,
youth, families and communities in exploring personal and public
health. Photovoice generates powerful data (photos, captions) that
help 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. The interactive online
format provides hands-on experience with adapting Photovoice to
clinical care, programming, evaluation, and research.
New Course dates: (
April, May, June, and July
Course Enrollment -
July Completeing. 5-Online sessions, 2 hours
10 Continuing Education Contact Hours (Psychologists, Licensed
Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists,
and Social Workers), for more information on CEs please click here.
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here, the course title, or logo above.
Can I Do a Photovoice Project Remotely? Yes, You Can!
Are you planning a Photovoice project in this midst of these uncertain
and stressful times? Were you ready to do a Photovoice project and now
are re-considering – because your participants can’t go outside, get
their project cameras, or meet with you face-to-face? No need to put
your project on hold! Photovoice is a highly dynamic and adaptable
this article on our
Peer review Paper
Connors, JD, Conley, MJ, & Lorenz, LS. (2019).
Use of Photovoice to engage stakeholders in planning for patient-centered outcomes research. Research involvement and engagement, 5, 39-39
Photovoice achieved its intended effects of increasing awareness of all stakeholders about the burden of anxiety in patients’ lives and the imperative of improving emergency department care for anxiety. Results included increased participation in a multi-stakeholder researcher partnership, critical health system support that included costs to the health system associated with implementing interventions to be tested, and submission of a patient-centered outcomes research proposal under review. In addition, Photovoice had positive benefits for participants including a therapeutic effect and empowerment of patients as partners in the research process.
here to see the Issue Brief or the title above.
Lorenz, LS. (2020).
Participatory visual methods in health: Engage, empower & educate.
Innovations Presentation. 2020 Global Health & Innovations
Conference, New Haven, CT, April 3-5. This presentation provides a review of participatory visual methods (Photovoice and photo interview) in health and healthcare, ways that they can engage, educate and empower, and the training, professional development, and consulting services available through PhotovoiceWorldwide LLC.
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Lorenz, LS. (2020).
Approaches to visual data analysis using an empowerment lens. Workshop. The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference, “Contemporary Qualitative Research”, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, January 14.
This workshop used examples from two studies with vulnerable populations: women living in poverty in Mexico and older adults with brain injury in the US to explore and gain practical experience with involving participants in visual data analysis using thematic approaches and theoretical frameworks. Read the abstract here:
Lorenz, LS. (2020).
Participatory visual methods and empowerment. Oral Presentation. The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference, “Contemporary Qualitative Research”, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, January 14.
This presentation provided a model for individual and organizational empowerment using
Photovoice and photo interview, through processes that engage research participants as partners in the research endeavor, and employ a theoretical framework to understand participants; data (photos) and contextualizing (text) in a broader context of psychological empowerment.
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Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World
258-Pages ISBN: 978-1472432896 -Publication Date: September
28, 2015-, **
(Update: now available in Paperback) -
Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz Editors. This groundbreaking text makes an intervention on behalf of disability studies into the broad field of qualitative inquiry. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz
(Ed), introduce readers to a range of issues involved in doing qualitative research on disabilities by bringing together a collection of scholarly work that supplements their own contributions and covers a variety of qualitative methods: participant observation, interviewing and interview coding, focus groups, autoethnography, life history, narrative analysis, content analysis, and participatory visual methods.
The chapters are framed in terms of the relevant methodological issues involved in the research, bringing in substantive findings to illustrate the fruits of the methods. In doing so, the book covers a range of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments. For
more information about
this book please click
Talking with Pictures (2015).
Talking with Pictures is a participatory project that looks with
fresh eyes at community integration of older adults with brain
injury and other neurological conditions...
For more information about this project please click
the image above.