Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 435–444 | Cite as

The use of puppets in play therapy

  • Richard Bromfield


As puppets are found in most every playroom, their relevance to play therapy is often taken for granted. This paper reviews the therapeutic value of puppets, detailing the psychological functions they can serve. Clinical technique—how to choose and use puppets—is addressed in both theoretical and practical terms.


Social Psychology Practical Term Psychological Function Play Therapy Clinical Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Bromfield
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts Mental Health CenterHarvard

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