Online Puppet Show

Dr. Karen Fried is truly the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to her online sand tray and virtual dollhouse, she has now created a website where you can do Online Puppet Shows!

Virtual Puppet Shows with Dr. Fried

Puppets help kids express emotions that they might not want to share directly. They can project that feeling onto the puppet and feel safer exploring uncomfortable feelings, or they can re-enact traumatic, stressful, or upsetting scenarios.

This website allows a variety of backdrops, diverse cast of puppets to choose from, and actions including “hugging,” “hitting,” and “jumping” to let your puppet show really come to life! Like with her other websites, you simply pull up the page and trade off with your client controlling the screen. Plus, you have none of the hassle of washing and sanitizing like you do with “real” puppets.

Although I have used real puppets in my session, holding them up to the camera and talking through them, this eliminates the issue of whether my client has their own puppets to bring to the appointment. It also makes my puppet interactions feel a lot more “real” because we are both on the same screen.

I highly recommend this as a telehealth intervention!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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