Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This paper examines bibliotherapy in several aspects. Bibliotherapy is using books to help with client's problems or for developmental adjustment and growth. Bibliotherapy has a long history, dating back to early man. However, it was not until this century that scholars began studying it further. In 1949, the process of bibliotherapy was developed which is discussed in this paper. Research support for bibliotherapy has been mixed and speculation as to why is also discussed. There are many limitations of bibliotherapy which are important to consider if a therapist is interested in bibliotherapy. This paper allows the critics of bibliotherapy to discuss its limitations. Lastly, this paper looks at how a school psychologist or school counselor might use bibliotherapy in their practice.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©1999 Carla Marie Eich
Eich, Carla Marie, "Bibliotherapy : background, application and research" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 589.