So whether you need Bronte to mend your broken heart or Hemingway to purge your pessimism, bibliotherapy
may offer some novel solutions to your problems.
The researchers concluded, 'Bibliotherapy
appears to be effective in the reduction of depressive symptoms in the long term, and could be an affordable treatment that reduces the need for medications.
Although the term bibliotherapy
was coined in 1916, the use of written material to treat emotional distress dates back centuries.
All four books under review here grapple with the problem of having highly realistic trauma be followed by unrealistic conclusions, prompting us to ask whether they are meant to be fictive representations of the multiplicity of childhood and adolescence or whether they offer bibliotherapy
for particular groups of young people who have experienced these issues themselves.
This practice has had many names or been included in many practices, such as bibliotherapy
, prescriptions for literature, information therapy, signposting, information prescription, and most recently InfoRx and Ix.
It is a useful tool for educators and effective bibliotherapy
for teens dealing with similar issues to Andy.
I did not know it then, but I was practising bibliotherapy
"The Gift of the Ladybug" is a masterful example of bibliotherapy
, beautifully presented.
There is a long history of seeking to extend mental health benefits through written self-help "bibliotherapy
" materials and more recently computer-based interventions (Christensen, Miller, & Munoz, 1978; Glasgow & Rosen, 1978; Munoz et al., 2006).
In this light-hearted guide for bibliophiles, art teacher Berthoud and writing teacher Elderkin, who together run a bibliotherapy
service in London, recommend contemporary and classic novels to counteract a host of physical, emotional, and mental ailments, from hemorrhoids to cancer, and from vanity to 21st century malaise.
11th Part 11 - special classes with students with disabilities - bibliotherapy
Jennifer Davis Bowman's study examined parents' use of what's called bibliotherapy
, which involves books with characters facing challenges similar to their reading audience, or books that have stories that can generate ideas for problem-solving activities and discussions.