MIT International Puppet Museum in Catalonia

New year at MIT


A psychosocial model for working with Refugees and People traumatized by violence and harassment

FROM NOVEMBER 14 TO 18, 2022

El MIT, Museo Internacional dels Titelles de Catalunya, el festival If Barcelona i la revista Putxinel·li-Titeresante jointly organize this senior year Lebanese master Karim Dakroub at the headquarters of MYTH

The course offers specialized training with a psychosocial model based on puppets for a teachers, monitors, social workers, psychologists, art therapists, artists or puppeteers interested in working in refugee camps or in immigrant populations with problems or trauma related to violence and harassment.

MIT Museu Internacional del Titella a Catalunya


Karim DAKROUB, he is a theater director, puppeteer, clinical psychologist/psychotherapist and psychosocial consultant. He graduated from the St. Petersburg Theater Academy and other universities. He is currently a professor at the University of Lebanon. As founder and president of the KHAYAL Association for Arts and Education, he has designed and directed several cultural, social and psychosocial projects and has worked with several local and international organizations. His marionette plays have been performed at many festivals around the world. He has worked as a psychosocial expert and trainer in response to various wars and crises in the Middle East. After many years of working with the puppet applied to vulnerable populations, such as refugees and victims of military actions in the Middle East, Karim Dakroub has developed a structured model of intervention, as well as training in puppets, as a means of expression and communication for activists (social workers, psychologists, artists), to work with refugees and displaced persons. This model is based on a psychosocial approach aimed at strengthening the resilience of the final beneficiaries.
MIT Museu Internacional del Titella a Catalunya


Who can participate?

The course is aimed at for teachers, monitors, social workers, psychologists, art therapists, artists or puppeteers, who need new skills to work in the psychosocial context.

It will be taught in French and English. With Spanish translation.


From Monday 14 to Friday 18 November 2022.
Hours: from 4pm to 9pm.

5 days / 5 hours per day for 15 participants. 

25 hours of training recognized by the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia. All certificates are sent through the Department of Education whether you have worked as a teacher or not.


Museo Internacional dels Titelles de Catalunya
Can Falguera
c/ Can Mas, 1-3
08184 Palau-Solità and Plegamans

Cost of the course

The cost of the course is 180 euros.
Registration before October 1, 2022: 150 euros

15% discount for members of Unima and CIATRE

Pre-registration form


Payment will be made from September 15 

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The proposed training program includes five days of training using different art-therapy methods and creative media such as theater, puppetry, drawing, story-writing and storytelling, with a focus on puppetry.
There will be sequencing in the transition from one artistic medium to another to ensure the best expression in a safe environment.
This training leads the participants through an indispensable personal experience for them to practice this method with the final beneficiaries.
It will focus on self-healing and improving body image, as well as strengthening individual and collective resilience to different challenges and traumas (especially those related to displacement environments).
MIT Museu Internacional del Titella a Catalunya
MIT Museu Internacional del Titella a Catalunya

Each participant will be aware of the psychological power of puppets in children and adults through a personal experience and a theoretical basis.

Each participant he will make his own marionette using different materials and will be able to run a puppet making workshop as a projection tool. This puppet will be a good psychological support even after the workshop is over. You can provide symbolic and metaphorical support as one "object of transition". (Prior psychological knowledge and experience of the participants is important to improve this skill) 

Each participant will develop a short story and participate in the creation of small scenes with marionettes, using indirect means to express everyday frustrations, anxieties and concerns. I you will be able to apply them in others. 

The workshop will offer all participants a safe space for free expression and the exchange of information.

MIT Museu Internacional del Titella a Catalunya

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