WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF BIBLIOTHERAPY?
Depending upon objectives and level of intervention, either diagnostic or imaginative literature is employed.If didactic literature is utilized, the objective is generally to facilitate a change within the individual through a more cognitive understanding of self. The literature is instructional and educational, such as handbooks, documents or how to books. Subjects that may be included are child rearing, marriage and sex, coping with stress,relaxation and meditation.
Imaginative literature refers to the presentation of human behavior in a dramatic manner. This category includes novels, short stories, and plays.The theoretical base postulates a relationship between personality and vicarious experience. The reader is simultaneously involved and detached from thestory, as is true in the vicarious situation. In psychoanalytic terms, the processmay be explained as paralleling the primary phases of psychotherapy:identification, catharsis,and insight.
There is no one particular manner of applying Bibliotherapy in the treatment situation.For example, specific literature can…
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