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The use of puppets in children's grief groups an exploratory study /

by Standard, Marion E.

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Standard Marion E. (Writer) (Last Name) (First) (Initial) An Exploratory Study on the Effect and use of Puppets in (Title) Children's Grief Groups School Guidance and Counseling Denise A.Skinner (Graduate Major) (Advisor) August, 1999 68 (Month/Year) (No. of Pages) Publication of the American Psychological Association, 4th (Name of Style Manual Used in this Study) Edition, 1994 This exploratory study examines the effectiveness of children in grief groups using puppetry as a therapeutic tool. It addresses the following three specific questions: 1.) What types of feeling words do the children use when they act as puppeteer? 2.) Do children use more feeling words to express their grief when they use act as puppeteer versus when a facilitator acted as puppeteer? 3.) How can puppetry be used to develop new ways of helping bereaved children heal? In the review of the literature, these questions are 3 examined by looking at how children grieve; therapeutic iii interventions currently used; how the cognitive and developmental stage of the child affects their grieving; the family dynamics of grieving; as well as the major contributions of play therapy and puppetry as therapeutic interventions. An example application of this therapeutic intervention is applied and reviewed. Finally, suggestions are made for further research in this area.
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:puppets grief in children child psychology

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