CBPT Tools: USE OF PUPPETS


Target audience: professionals from the clinical, health, rehabilitation, educational and social sectors.

Topics treated: prevention and promotion of health and well-being, problems related to anxiety, withdrawal, opposition, aggressiveness, impulsivity, fears, low self-esteem, divorce, trauma, loss, illness, social difficulties.

Description


Puppets are a tool widely used by figures who work with children, such as therapists, psychologists, teachers and nurses, as they are accessible and responsive to the needs and capacities of their cognitive and emotional development.

The training aims to train sector professionals to use puppets as a tool to model children’s behaviors and cognitive strategies through cognitive and behavioral interventions.

Objectives

At the end of the module, participants should be able to:

  1. help children bring out thoughts and model behaviors to achieve established therapeutic goals
  2. have the knowledge of basic skills to use puppets within the CBPT intervention
  3. learn about different activities with the use of puppets to be integrated within the therapeutic project

Course outline

Maria A. Geraci

Module 1: Use of puppet in CBPT

  • What are puppets
  • Types of puppets
  • Basic skills of Puppetry
  • Puppets and behavioral techniques
  • Puppets and cognitive techniques

3 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 2: Assessment with puppets

  • Puppets as tools of psychological evaluation
  • Creation of assessment setting
  • Presentation of several interviews with puppets

3 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 3: Use of Modeling with puppets

  • Modeling
  • Modeling of thoughts
  • Modeling of behaviors
  • Presentation and practice of activities with puppets

3 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 4: Setting of intervention with puppets

  • Structuring of therapeutic goals and choice of activities with puppets
  • Moment of free play with puppets for creating a safe environment for the child
  • Definition of limits within the activity
  • Presentation and practice of activities with puppets

4 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 5: Presentation and practice of activities integrated to CBPT model

  • Use of puppets in the treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Use of puppets in the treatment of childhood depression
  • Use of puppets in the treatment of ADHD
  • Use of puppets in the treatment of ODD

4 HOURS

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