Children and adults benefit from play as a genuine therapeutic intervention that not only fulfills opportunities to emotionally regulate but also builds the spontaneity and creativity that are so valued in the method of psychodrama. In this article, the authors demonstrate how puppets, stuffed animals, and dolls can serve not only as simple props but also as excellent “furry auxiliaries” in psychodramatic sessions, both one-on-one and in group. These props may be used to support fun and play as well as working through more serious themes, including trauma, pain, and loss.
Puppets, Stuffed Animals, and Dolls Take Roles as “Furry Auxiliaries”
Karen Carnabucci, Linda Ciotola; Puppets, Stuffed Animals, and Dolls Take Roles as “Furry Auxiliaries”. The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy 1 January 2021; 68 (1): 65–73. doi: https://doi.org/10.12926/2161-1947-68.1.73
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