Reflecting Puppet Shows in family therapy

Introduction

These video clips and articles complement the article Using Reflecting Puppet Shows in family therapy published in The Psychotherapist in Autumn 2013.  "One of the challenges of systemic family therapy is to find ways of engaging children and adults and the problems they face together in the same session". Pete Brown describes the Reflecting Team approach and how children can become more engaged via the playful approach of Reflecting Puppet Shows.  The video clips are taken from the DVD Therapeutic responses to families in Crisis.

Reflecting PuppetTeams is a short article that gives an overview of the reflecting puppetshow process from The Psychotherapist magazine, published in Autumn 2013 by UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).

View the article here


Puppet Show 1: Ladybird & Mouse as family members, played by Ben Wellens and Alison Martin.

This clip is taken from the Therapeutic Responses to Families in Crisis DVD which shows a family therapy team in action with two families.

Puppet Show 2: Turtle & Skunk as co-therapists, played by Gill Stevens and Pete Brown

This clip is taken from the Therapeutic Responses to Families in Crisis DVD which shows a family therapy team in action with two families.

The Family Therapy Team Approach, described by Pete Brown

This clip is taken from the Therapeutic Responses to Families in Crisis DVD which shows a family therapy team in action with two families.

We are grateful to the BBC for permission to show this clip.

An example of a Reflecting Role Play, played by Ben Wellens and Pete Brown

This clip is taken from the Therapeutic Responses to Families in Crisis DVD which shows a family therapy team in action with two families.