WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF BIBLIOTHERAPY?
Bibliotherapy has been utilized in a variety of settings for a number of specific problems. People in various parallel professions have been involved in its application. It has been utilized extensively in neuropsychiatric hospitals as well as in outpatient psychiatric treatment. It has been applied to children, adolescents, and adults, in short-term or long-term treatment plans,and for a variety of psychopathologies.
The objectives of the application of Bibliotherapy are numerous. Using both didactic and imaginative literature, the levels of intervention may be divided into four broad areas: intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional (Sclabassi, 1973).On the intellectual level, Bibliotherapy is used to stimulate the individual to think and analyze attitudes and behaviuor between sessions and allow the person to realize that there are choices in the way problems are handled.The individual may obtain facts needed for solution of problems, and acquire knowledge about human behaviuor to help understand one’s own…
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