ERIC Number: ED088511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Agnews State Hospital Patients' Library Bibliotherapy Project. Final Report, March 1972.
Steffens, Elizabeth; And Others
The Bibliotherapy Project is historically reviewed in connection with the staff personnel, main activities and achievements. Two Bibliotherapists present their views of the group sessions. They discuss physical facilities, therapeutic procedures and atmosphere, roles of therapist, group interaction, and other factors conducive to successful therapy. The presentation of therapeutic episodes shows the subtle psychological processes underlying the bibliotherapy. Suggestions are made in terms of the selecting of short stories, poetry and plays and conducting discussion groups. Finally, the program is evaluated by the librarian who has occupied the position of resource person and consultant to the program from its inception. (CH)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Counselor Role, Dramatic Play, Group Discussion, History, Human Relations, Institutionalized Persons, Library Facilities, Library Material Selection, Library Services, Mental Disorders, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychoeducational Methods, Rehabilitation Programs, Self Expression, Story Reading, Therapeutic Environment
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Library, San Jose, CA.