Puppet Play Therapy is a comprehensive guidebook that describes the basic skills, techniques, and applications for selecting and working with puppets in specific types of settings and populations. Written by preeminent voices in the field, chapters offer invaluable guidance on selecting, using, and assessing puppet-based therapeutic interventions. Both beginning and experienced clinicians will also appreciate the inclusion of practical, step-by-step approaches and reproducible handouts that will aid them in their puppet play therapy sessions.

section I|26 pages


chapter 1|14 pages

Fundamental Concepts and Practices of Puppet Play Therapy

ByCharles E. Schaefer, Athena A. Drewes

chapter 2|10 pages

Puppet Play Therapy With Children of All Ages

ByEleanor C. Irwin

section II|47 pages

Puppet Assessment Techniques

chapter 3|19 pages

The Berkeley Puppet Interview for Child Assessment

ByJeffrey Measelle, Jennifer C. Ablow

chapter 4|11 pages

The Family Puppet Interview

ByCatherine Ford Sori

chapter 5|15 pages

Puppet Sentence Completion Task (PSCT)

BySusan M. Knell

section III|44 pages

Theoretical Approaches

chapter 6|9 pages

The Child-Centered Approach to Puppet Play With Children

ByElizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig

chapter 7|12 pages

The Use of Puppets in Psychodynamic Child Therapy

ByDavid A. Crenshaw, Jillian E. Kelly

chapter 8|10 pages

Puppet Play in Adlerian Therapy

ByKristin K. Meany-Walen

chapter 9|11 pages

Puppet Play in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

ByElsa Soto Leggett

section IV|43 pages

Puppet Therapy Techniques

chapter 10|5 pages

The Use of Puppets to Externalize a Child’s “Problem”

ByBrie Turns, Brandon Eddy

chapter 11|4 pages

“Mr. Fox Is Sad”

Puppets as Symbolic Clients in the Playroom
BySusan M. Carter

chapter 12|13 pages

Teaching Children to Problem-Solve Through Puppet Play Interactions 1

ByCarolyn Webster-Stratton, M. Jamila Reid

chapter 13|6 pages

Storytelling Through Puppets

The Turtle Technique 1
ByPam Dyson

chapter 14|6 pages

Finger Puppets in Play Therapy

ByJo Ann L. Cook

chapter 15|7 pages

Play Therapy Puppet Techniques for Childhood Sexual Abuse Trauma

ByAthena A. Drewes

section V|51 pages

Populations and Settings

chapter 16|9 pages

Puppets in Family Therapy With a Case of Trauma and Sexual Abuse

ByEliana Gil, Quinn K. Smelser

chapter 17|15 pages

The Wonder Continues

Captivating and Engaging Adults Through Therapeutic Puppet Play and Puppet Therapy
ByJoanne F. Vizzini

chapter 18|10 pages

Puppet Play in Medical Settings

ByJudi Parson

chapter 19|15 pages

The Application of Therapeutic Puppet Play in the Schools

BySiobhán Prendiville