What is the name of practice/method (if such exists) where psychologist uses a doll (or any other form of human-being representation) for patient to talk to?
I believe I have seen it in a movie or had read in a book (not exactly sure)
My guess would be that it could be used for patients that feel more comfortable talking to not alive objects that have human form or that portrait a human-being but that cannot respond (subconscious security for a patient that an object will not be judgmental towards patients issues or something like that..)
P.S. If such practice/method exists, which implications it has for the patient?
Movie: What about Bob?
forward to 1:40
What I found:
"Puppets allow a child to displace feelings from the significant persons with whom they were originally connected. In doing so, puppets offer physical and psychological safety that, in turn, invites greater self expression."
Thanks to caseyr547 for Play therapy term