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. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.

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