Therapeutic Puppetry 
Empowering - Transformative - Healing

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Ablow, Jennifer C., Measelle, Jeffrey R. (1993). The Berkeley puppet interview manuals. Berkeley, CA University of California. 

Alger, Ian, Linn, Susan & Beardslee, William. (1985). Puppetry as a therapeutic tool for hospitalized children. Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 1985 Feb, Vol. 36 (2), pp.129-30.

Aronoff, Mickey. (1992). A soul in the palm of a hand. Therapy Weekly. 19(10), 8. (Download copy here)

Aronoff, Mickey. (1995). Unmasking our Grief. Scottish Child. Dec 1994-Jan 1995, 11. (Download copy here)

Aronoff, Mickey. (1996). Puppetry as a therapeutic medium: An introduction. Brittish Journal of Therapeutic Rehabilitation, 3, 210-214 (Parts in Bernier, M & O´Hare, J from 2005)

Aronoff, Mickey. (1997). Puppetry projects with children in psychiatric assessment units of pediatric hospitals. La Marionette et Les Ages de la VieComte Rendu Villéme Colloque International, Organisé par Association "Marionette et Thérapie", 14-18.

Astell-Burt, Caroline. (1981). Puppetry for mentally handicapped people.  London: Souvenir Press.

Astell-Burt, Caroline. (2002). I am the story – The Art of Puppetry in Education and Therapy. London: Souvenir Press.   

Astell-Burt, Caroline. (2008). Puppetry, a language of integration. Journal of Assistive Technologies 2(3):37-41.

Astell-Burt, Caroline. (2017) More than Touching with the Eyes, Performance Research, 22:3, 38-41.

Astell-Burt, Caroline., McNally, Theresa., Collard-Stokes, Gemma. & Irons, Yoon. (2020). `Withness´: Creative spectating for residents living with advanced dementia in care homes. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, vol.11 (1-2), pp.125-133(9).  

Bastasic, Zlatko. (2014). Puppets in Psychotherapy.

Bender, Lauretta. & Woltmann, Adolf. (1936). The use of puppet shows as a therapeutic method for behaviour problems in children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 6, 341-354.

Bender, Lauretta. & Woltmann, Adolf. (1937). The use of plastic material as a psychiatric approach emotional problems in children. The American journal of orthopsychiatry, vol 7 issue 3, 283-300. 

Bender, Lauretta (1941) Play and psychotherapy. The Nervous Child, 17-42. 

Benson, K. & Schenker, L. (1968). Theoretical and practical considerations bearing on the applicability of puppetry as a group therapeutic method in the treatment of chronic schizofrenic patients. Pszichologiai Tanulmanyok, No.11, 1968 p.753-764.  

Bernier, Matthew. & O´Hare, Judith. (Ed) (2005). Puppetry in Education and Therapy – Unlocking Doors to the Mind and Heart.  Indiana: Authorhouse. (26 chapters, 8 of them in the therapeutic area)

Bernier, Matthew. (1983). Puppetry as an art therapy technique with emotionally disturbed children. Master thesis, Hahnemann University. 183 typewrited pages. (Download copy here)

Boon, Timothy. (2001). Expressive Puppetry in Hospice Care. Caring Magazine. October 2001.

Boulifard, David. Dissertation. Effects of a puppet -based interview technique on young children's behavioral self -report. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Bratton, Sue C. (1995). Group puppetry. IIn D.S. Sweeney et al (Eds), The handbook of group play therapy: How to do it, how it works, whom its best for. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bromfield, Richard. (1995). The use of puppets in play therapy. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 12(6), 435-444.

Browner, Joan. (1991). Use of Hand Puppets to Assess Sexual Abuse in Preoperational Age Children, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 

Burch, Charles. (1980). Puppet Play in a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy: Remembering, Repeating, and
Working Through. Clinical social work journal. Vol.8(2). s.79-89.

Bunting, Kenneth. (1984). The Use And Effect Of Puppetry And Bibliotherapy In Group Counseling With Children Of Divorced Parents, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Bunyasai, Nathasri., & Rugg, Kenneth W. (1989). Puppetry in the Sarah Center Treatment Program for Sexually-abused Children, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Butler, Sue., Guterman, Jeffrey. & Rudes, James. (2009). Using Puppets with Children in Narrative Therapy to Externalize the Problem. Journal Of Mental Health Counseling, 31 (3), ss. 225- 233.

Carter, Richard B. & Mason Perry S. (1998). The selection and use of puppets in counselling. Professional School Counseling 1(5), 50-54.

Carter, Stephanie. (1987). Use of puppets to treat traumatic grief. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling. February 1987.

Cassell, Sylvia., & Paul, Milton. (1967). The role of puppet therapy on the emotional responses of children hospitalized for cardiac catheterization. The Journal of Pediatrics, 71(2), 233-239.

Cole, Nancy A. & McConell, Judith L. (1993). Lend them a hand: Therapeutic puppetry.  Box 45,  Milford,  Ontario,  Canada, KOK 2PO: Arthur Cole.

Conn, J, N. (1948). The play interview as an investigative and therapeutic procedure. Nervous Child, 1_ pp. 257-286. 

Cook, Jo Ann L. (2018). Finger puppets in Play Therapy. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 86–97). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Crenshaw, David. A., & Kelly, Jillian E. (2018). The use of puppets in psychodynamic child therapy. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 86–97). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Dehghan, Z., Reyhani, T., Mohammadpour, V., Aemmi, S.Z., Shojaeian, R.,& Asgharinekah, Seyed Mohsen.(2017). The Effectiveness of Dramatic Puppet and Therapeutic Playing. Anxiety Reduction in Children Undergoing Surgery.

Dilien, Let et al. (2009). When puppets speak: Dialectical psychodrama within developmental child psychotherapy. Journal of Constructivist Psychology 22(1), 55-82. 

Drewes, Athena A., Schaefer, Charles E(2018) (Ed.). Puppet Play Therapy - A practical guidebook. New York: Routledge. 

Drewes, Athena A. (2018). Play Therapy Puppet Techniques for Childhood Sexual Abuse Trauma. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 86–97). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Du Plessis, Yolandi., Muller, Julian., & Mueller, Y. (2007). The use of a hand puppet in narrative therapeutic conversations. Hts Teologiese Studies-Theological Studies, 63(3), 1299-1317. 

Egge, Debora. (1987). Puppets and adolescents: A group guidance workshop approach. Elementary School Guidance Counseling, 21, 183-192.  

Ekstein, Rudolf. (1965). Puppet play of a psychotic adolescent girl in the psychotherapeutic process. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 20, 441-480. 

Epstein, Iris, Stevens, Bonnie, McKeever, Patricia, Baruchel, Sylvain, & Jones, Heather. (2008). Using puppetry to elicit children's talk for research. Nursing Inquiry, 15(1), 49-56.

Escobar, E. (2015). El títere como herramienta de trabajo en arteterapia/The puppet as a tool for working in Art Therapy. Arteterapia, 10(0), 301-317.

Foraker-Koons, Kimanne, & Sori, Catherine Ford. (2016). A guide to making puppets without breaking the bank. In C. F. Sori, L. L. Hecker, & M. E. Bachenberg (Eds.), The therapist's notebook for children and adolescents: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in psychotherapy (p. 327–330). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Fosheim, Helene Byhring Dukkenes helbredende magi - Bruk av dukker i familieterapi (Puppets in Family therapy), Masters thesis, University of Oslo and Akershus, Norway.

Frey, Diane. (2006). Puppetry Interventions for Traumatized Clients. In: Expressive and creative arts methods for trauma survivors. Carey, L (Ed). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp.181-191. 

Gauda, Gudrun. (2007). Theorie und Praxis des therapeutischen Puppenspiels. Books on Demand GmbH, Norderstedt.

Gauda, Gudrun. (2008). Traumatherapie und Puppenspiel. Wie Dornröschen sich selbst erlöste. Books on Demand.

Gauda, Gudrun. (Ed) (2004). Puppen- und Maskenspiel in der Therapie – Aus der Arbeit in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Therapeutisches Puppenspiel.  Frankfurt: Puppen & Masken.

Gauda, Gudrun. (Ed) (2010). Therapeutisches Puppenspiel in der Gruppenarbeit. Berichte aus der Praxis. Norderstedt: Books on Demand GmbH.

Gauda, Gudrun. (2016). Konigskinder und drachen - handbuch des therapeutischen puppenspiels. Books on demand.

Gendler, Mary. (1986). Group puppetry with school-age children: Rationale, procedure and therapeutic implications. The Arts in Psychotherapy 13, 45-52.

Gerity, Lani. (1999). Creativity and the dissociative patient: Puppets, narrative, and art in the treatment of survivors of childhood trauma.  London: Jessica Kingsley. 

Gerity, Lani. (2006). Art and community building from the puppet and mask maker´s perspective. In Kaplan, L (Ed.) Art therapy and social action. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 

Gerity, Lani., & Wilson, Laurie. (1997). The Reparative Qualities of Art Therapy: Dissociative Identity Disorder and Body Image Development, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Gill, Eliana. (1994). Play in family therapy. New York: Guilford.

Gil, Eliana., & Smesler, Quinn K. (2018). Puppets in Family Therapy With a Case of Trauma and Sexual Abuse. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 86–97). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Grant, Frances. (1950). The "Kasperl theatre" as Play Therapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy.  

Graham, Bill. (1979). The effectiveness of hand puppet - use by children in obtaining diagnostic information in interviewing. Dissertation.

Grant, F. The "Kasperl Theatre" as play therapy, American Journal of Psychotherapy, 1950, 4, 279-85. 

Greaves, Adele E., Camic, Paul M., Maltby, Michael., Richardson, Kate. & Mylläri, Leena. (2012). A multiple single case design study of group therapeutic puppetry with people with severe mental illness. The Arts in Psychotherapy, Sep 2012, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p.251-261. 

Greaves, Adele., Maltby, Michael, & Camic, Paul. (2011). An Initial Investigation into the Effectiveness of Group Therapeutic Puppetry with Adults with Severe Mental Illness, PQDT - Global.

Hartwig Kjellstrand, Elizabeth., & Hudspeth, F. (2014). Puppets in the Playroom: Utilizing Puppets and Child-Centered Facilitative Skills as a Metaphor for Healing. International Journal of Play Therapy. 23.4: 204-16.

Hartwig Kjellstrand, Elizabeth. (2018). The Child-Centered Approach to Puppet Play With Children. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 86–97). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Hatamiya, Claire Naomi: Using Puppets: An Investigation Of Children’s Self-Reports Of Their Temperament. Dissertation.  

Hawkey, L, (1951). The use of puppets in child psychotherapy, British Journal of Medical Psychology, 24_, 206-14. 

Howells, J.G. (1973). Puppetry as a medium for play diagnosis. Child psychiatry quarterly, 6(1), 9-14.

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Irwin, Eleanor. & Shapiro, Marvin. (1975). Puppetry as a diagnostic and therapeutic technique. I Jakab (red) Psychiatry and art (4).  New York: S. Karger

Irwin, Eleanor. & Malloy, Elaine. (1975). Family puppet Interview. Family Process, 14, 179-191

Irwin, Eleanor. (1980). The projective value of puppets. In Herink, R (ed.) Psychotherapy handbook. NY: New American Library.

Irwin, Eleanor. (1985). Puppets in therapy: An assessment procedure. Journal of Psychotherapy, 34(3) 289-400.

Irwin, Eleanor. (1993). Using puppets for assessment. In Shaefer, C.E (Ed.) Play therapy techniques. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

Irwin, Eleanor. (2000). The use of a puppet interview to understand children. In Play diagnosis and assessment (pp. 682-703). New York: Wiley.

Jacono, John and Brenda. (2008). The Use of Puppetry for Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Among Mi´Kmaq Youth. Journal of Holistic Nursing 2008 26: 50.

Jenkins, R., & Beckh, Erica. (1942). Finger Puppets And Mask Making As Media For Work With Children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 12(2), 294-300.

Kline, E. (1949). The use of marionettes as a clinical projective technique. Unpublished master's thesis, City College of New York. 

Knell, Susan. (2000). Puppet sentence completion test. In K. Gitlin-Weiner, K. Sandgrund, & C.Schaefer (Eds.) Play diagnosis and assessment. New York: Wiley. 

Kohler, Marc (n.d) Handbook for the Kohler Puppetry Method. Read on website, click HERE

Kors, Pieter. (1963). The use of puppetry in psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy. 17, 54-63

Kors, Pieter. (1964). Unstructured puppet shows as group procedure in therapy with children. Psychiatric Quarterly Supplement, 38(1), 1964 pp.56-75.

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Koppelman, Ruby (1984). Handpuppetry with a chronic psychiatric population. Jan 1984, The Arts in Psychotherapy.

Kroflin, Livija & Amsden, Meg. (Eds.) (2022). Applied Puppetry in Education, Development, and Therapy: Theory and Practice. Education, Development, Therapy Commission, UNIMA International & Academy of Arts and Culture, Osijek. Download HERE

Kroflin, Livija (Ed).(2012). The Power of the Puppet. The UNIMA Puppets in Education and Therapy Commission. Croatian Centre of UNIMA, Zagreb. Download HERE.

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Lambert, Madeleine. (1945). Children in Conflict, Twelve Years of psychoanalytic practice. New York: International Universities Press. 

Lawry, Hawkey. (1951). The use of puppets in child psychotherapy. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 24, 206-214.

Levy, D, M, (1933). Use of play techniques as an experimental procedure. American Journal gf Orthopsychiatry, 3,266-77. 

Lyle, Jeanetta & Holly, Sophie. (1941). The therapeutic value of puppets. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 5, 223-226.

Linn, Susan. (1978). Puppet therapy in hospitals: Helping children cope. Journal of the American Medical Women´s Association, Feb, 62. 

Linn, Susan., Beardslee, William. & Patenaude, Andrea Farkas. (1986). Puppet therapy with pediatric bone marrow transplant patients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 11(1), 37-46.

Malhotra, Bani.(2019) Art Therapy With Puppet Making to Promote Emotional Empathy for an Adolescent With Autism.

Marshall, Karrie. (2013). Puppetry in Dementia Care - connecting through creativity and joy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Majaron, Edi. & Kroflin, Livija. (Ed). (2002). The Puppet, What a Miracle! The UNIMA Puppets in Education Commission Zagreb: Grafocentar. (English / French / Spanish). Download HERE (right column).

Meany-Walen, Kristin K. (2018). Puppet Play in Adlerian Therapy. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 86–97). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Measelle, Jeffrey., & Ablow, Jennifer. C. (2018). The Berkeley Puppet Interview for Child Assessment. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 29–47). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Measelle, Jeffrey., Ablow, Jennifer., Cowan, Philip A, & Cowan, Caroline P. (1998). Assessing Young Children's Views of Their Academic, Social, and Emotional Lives: An Evaluation of the Self‐Perception Scales of the Berkeley Puppet Interview Child Development, December 1998, Vol.69(6), pp.1556-1576.

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Myers, Donald. (1970). A Comparison Of The Effects Of Group Puppet Therapy And Group Activity With Mentally Retarded Children, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 

Neff, George. (1963). The Creative Imagination Of Young Children As Revealed In A Puppet Construction And Puppet Performance Test, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 

Nutting, Ruth. (2015). The Strength of Children Externalizing the Effects of Cronic Illness Through Narrative Puppetry. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. Jan-Mar 2015, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p.9-14.

Parson, Judi. (2018). Puppet Play in Medical Settings. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Puppet play therapy: A practical guidebook (p. 86–97). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Pelicand, Julie, Gagnayre, Remi., Sandrin-Berthon, Birgitte, Aujoulat, Isabelle. (2006). A therapeutic education programme for diabetic children: Recreacational, creative methods, and use of puppets. Patient Education and Counseling 60, 152-163.

Petzold, Hilarion. (Hrsg) (1983). Puppen und Puppenspiel in der Psychotherapie - Mit Kindern, Erwachsenen und alten Menschen. München: Verlag J Pfeiffer.

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Philips, Mary Ellen. (1996). Looking back: The use of drama and puppetry in occupational therapy during the 1920´s and 1930´s. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50(3), 229-233.

Ringoot, Anki., Jansen, Pauline., Steenweg-de Graaff, Jolian., Measelle, Jeffrey., Van der Ende, Jan., Raat, Hein., . . . Tiemeier, Henning. (2013). Young Children’s Self-Reported Emotional, Behavioral, and Peer Problems: The Berkeley Puppet Interview. Psychological Assessment, 25(4), 1273-1285.

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