Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Bibliotherapy for children; Bibliotherapy for teenagers;
Bibliotherapy is defined as "the use of literature and poetry in the treatment of people with emotional problems or mental illness" (Pardeck, 1994, p.421). The purpose of this paper is to explore bibliotherapy and to identify the advantages of using it with children and adolescents. Readers will gain an understanding of the stages of bibliotherapy, the goals of bibliotherapy, how to implement bibliotherapy into a counseling program, and the benefits and limitations of bibliotherapy. In addition, suggestions for working with specific client populations are given.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©1999 Jennifer R. Schmidt
Schmidt, Jennifer R., "Bibliotherapy : the use of books as an intervention with children and adolescents" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1462.