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Using Puppets in Child Counselling

Item Code: PPT
Price:  $180.00

Using Puppets in Child Counselling

Item Code: PPT
Price:  $180.00
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Course Overview:

This half-day, live online training introduces you to the uses of puppets for counselling work with children. 

Puppets are part of the magic of childhood. In therapy with children, puppets can be used by the child as a safe, projective way to explore feelings and issues, thereby reducing symptoms and enacting various ways so solve problems. Therapy with puppets is particularly effective for those working with young or traumatized children who may not respond to traditional approaches. It has also been found to be effective in online health sessions.

In this three-hour presentation, you will be able to review the history of puppets in therapy, learn ways to select puppets for specific play therapy activities, and explore interventions to facilitate the therapeutic powers of play. This will be an interactive workshop in which participants will make a puppet for use in therapeutic contexts, as well as practice experiential play therapy activities using their puppets. Supplies can be gathered from the office or even at home.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • State 2 or more rationales for the introduction of therapeutic puppetry in the history of child counselling.

  • Identify 2 or more therapeutic powers of play facilitated by puppets in play therapy.

  • Demonstrate 3 or more specific therapeutic applications of puppets in child counselling.

  • Apply 2 or more methods for creating therapeutic puppets for use in child counselling.

  • Describe 2 or more therapeutic puppetry interventions to reduce symptoms and explore feelings in child counselling.

Who Should Attend?

All those working in a counselling, play therapy or case work capacity who want to work in more engaging and creative ways with children. Psychologists, school counsellors, play therapists, social workers, counsellors, youth workers, case workers,  group facilitators, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines will find this training valuable. 


Workshop Facilitator

Presenter - Jamie Lynn Langley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Jamie Lynn Langley, MSSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently in private practice in Smyrna, TN (USA) and is on faculty at Middle TN State University. She has specialized in working with children, teens and families for over 33 years. Jamie co-founded the TN Assoc. for Play Therapy and served as its first presidentJamie has a passion for creativity, play and nature and integrates these personally as well as professionally in her clinical practice including supervision, writing, training, teaching, and encouragingly for self-care. Puppets were some of Jamie’s favorite toys as a child, and she delights in using them in child and play therapy for helping and healing.

Training Date and Times

Wednesday 24th July 2024, 9.00am - 12.00pm AEST

(Tuesday 23rd July 2024, 6.00pm - 8.00pm CDT)


Tuesday 10th December 2024, 9am - 12pm AEDT

(Monday 9th December 2024, 4.00pm - 7.00pm CST)



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Participant Preparation

Please have some of these creative materials handy to make at least one puppet as part of the training, which could include paper bags/sacks or socks, paper plates, or toilet tissue rolls, along with yarn, googly eyes, construction paper, pipe cleaners, markers, crayons, popsicle sticks, buttons, stickers, glue stick, scissors, etc. 

Please note, this is a LIVE and INTERACTIVE training event. We don't record this.

Training Details

Included in the workshop price:

  • 3 CPD hours 
  • Access to slides and link to create Certificate of Attendance
  • GST
  • Live online training


Training Cost

SPECIAL Price        $150 AUD


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