1st Edition

Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy Theory, Research, and Practice

By Cheryl Hulburd Copyright 2021
    164 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    162 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy is an innovative and comprehensive approach that significantly advances the field of play therapy.

    This easy to read, user-friendly book includes history, creative interventions, case studies, the art of puppetry, and the worldwide benefits of puppet-assisted play therapy. It includes instructions for making customized puppets for a therapist’s practice and original research on the relationship of puppet therapy on children’s creativity. By describing all the various facets of puppet-assisted play therapy, this engaging text explores how using puppets produces a powerful connection and trust needed for the therapeutic process.

    Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy is a valuable addition to the library of any therapist, social worker, counsellor, teacher, or other professional interested in play and puppets with children.

    Introduction 1. History of Puppetry 2. PAPT and Neurobiology Constructs 3. Puppetry Enhances Creativity 4. PAPT Addresses Theoretical Platforms 5. PAPT and Cognitive Behavior Theory 6. PAPT and Other Theories 7. PAPT and Engagement, Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation 8. Even More PAPT Techniques and Interventions 9. PAPT and Specific Issues in Play Therapy 10. Puppet Making 11. The Art of Puppetry – Make Your Puppet Come Alive. 12. Puppets Worldwide. 13. Ethical Concerns 14. PAPT and EMDR Conclusion Appendices References



    Cheryl Hulburd, MSW, RSW, CPT, RPT, is a certified EMDR therapist and certified and registered play therapist who lives, works, and plays in British Columbia, Canada.

    "As a play therapist of more than 38 years, I am always looking for creative therapeutic techniques to use in my practice. Hulburd's book offers innovative strategies for directive and non-directive play therapists alike."Desiree Ingram, MS, LMFT-S, RPT, USA

    "Hulburd’s creative approach is brilliant. Puppets connect with children and give them a sense of control in their world. Adding puppets to your toolbox is a win-win for children and families."Sarah-Jane Nelson, BScN, RN, USA