Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Puppet Therapy Barcelona calls for applications to the 10th edition of its International Online Course in Puppet Therapy.

This Online Course created in 2017 is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in the expressive and therapeutic dimension; to rescue memory and learnt hopelessness. The Puppet Therapy course invites you to be part of a journey where creativity, and the exchanging of experiences between students and teachers from different fields and places around the globe are combined.

✔Theory, practice and research on the therapeutic potential of puppets and animated forms.
✔An extensive and current bibliography.
✔3 International seminars with experts.
✔Support for 8 creative explorations.
✔10 Workshops.
✔Guidance and mentoring for the design and writing of a puppet therapy group intervention model.
✔Advice on the creation of a therapeutic micro-theatre piece with puppets and objects.

Date of classes:
April 25th
May 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd and 30th
June 6th, 13th and 20th and 27th
July 4th
Schedule: Thursday 17.00 to 21.00 hrs. Spanish time.
Sponsored by: UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission
All classes will be recorded so that students, who for reasons of schedule, work, health or other situations cannot connect, will be able to review the session.
SEMINARS:  In addition to the classes, this version of the program includes the following lectures:
– Matthew Bernier (United States). The psychological functions of puppets and puppetry.
– Cariad Astles (United Kingdom). Puppetry within applied theatre.
– Raven Kaliana (United Kingdom). Puppetry as Public Testimony for Social Change.

Application- form link:
Method of payment: transfers via PayPal or Swift/BIC Code
Academic director: Andrea Markovits