This course will introduce participants to the art and science of storytelling, with a focus on crafting and sharing narratives to uplift people addressing mental health challenges and use disorders.
In a four-part video series, Dr. David Fakunle will introduce participants to the art and science of storytelling, with a focus on crafting and sharing narratives to uplift people addressing mental health challenges and use disorders. The series will include storytelling’s critical components, techniques for building a narrative, exploration of various methods through which narratives can be shared, and how utilization of positive intrinsic qualities encourages both tellers and audiences to center the best of a person’s humanity rather than the worst of their unhealthy behaviors.
- Learn about what roles storytelling can play within public health
- Be introduced to storytelling’s basic principles
- Achieve understanding of how to create a narrative
- Learn techniques for incorporating personal stories within crafted narratives
- Explore how storytelling can be utilized
How it Works
This course consists of 4 short video lessons by Dr. David Fakunle. Each lesson is followed by a brief knowledge check quiz. After successfully completing each lesson and quiz, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.
- 4 Video lessons (15-20 minutes each)
- Quiz for each lesson requiring a score of at least 80%
- Evaluation of the training
About the Presenter
David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D. is a “mercenary for change,” employing any skill and occupying any space to help elevate everyone divested from their truest self, especially those who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. David serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, and Associate Faculty in the Mental Health department of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. David’s interests include stressors within the built environment, societal manifestations of racism, and the use of arts and culture to strengthen health, equity, and ultimately liberation.
Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.
- 1 CONTACT HOUR for social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, psychologists, continuing health education specialists, and behavioral healthcare workers.
- 1 CONTACT HOUR pending for alcohol and drug counselors.