Participatory Visual Methodologies: Social Change, Community, and Policy by Claudia Mitchell, Naydene De Lange, and Relebohile Moletsane (2017) offers practitioners a thorough synopsis of participatory visual methods of research and provides an abundance of useful information on how to effectively expand the field. The book provides figures, examples, and case studies to illustrate ways achieve these goals. It dissects various methods of participatory visual research, as well as how to use such methods to influence greater systems. It is a valuable guide for experienced researchers seeking to extend the influence of their participatory research in relation to social change, community impact, and policy dialogue. In this review, I will offer reflections about the material through my unique lens as both a family therapist and novice to participatory visual research.


Participatory Visual Methodologies, Social Change, Community, Policy, Participatory Research, Claudia Mitchell, Naydene De Lange, Relebohile Moletsane, Book Review

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Arielle A. Saunders, M.S., is currently a first year Ph.D. student in Nova Southeastern University’s Family Therapy Program. She is presently pursuing her licensure for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her interests include working with adolescents and strengthening communication and collaboration within the family system. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: as3788@mynsu.nova.edu.

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