Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Muñecoterapia Chile invites applicants to the 6th edition of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy.

Call and organisation: Muñecoterapia Chile & Puppets in Transit
Sponsor: UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission

This Online Diploma 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 Diploma invites you to be part of a journey where creativity, research, studies, 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.
✔5 international seminars with experts.
✔Support for 8 creative explorations.
✔A puppet construction workshop.
✔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.


12 Online sessions conducted via Zoom
Classes are on Thursdays, from 10 AM to 2 PM – Spanish time.
Class Schedule:
February 2nd, 9th, 16th
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th
April 6th, 13th, 20th
May 4th, 11th

SEMINARS: In addition to the classes, this edition of the programme includes the following seminars.
– Pamela Aedo (Chile). From the Transitional Object to the Intermediary Object: concept, history and application.
– 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.
– Noemí Grinspun (Israel). Dialogues between Puppets and Neuroscience.

Applicants’ form link

Director: Andrea Markovits
For more information and course fee: munecoterapiachile@gmail.com
Web: www.munecoterapia.cl
ig: @munecoterapia
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