ERIC Number: ED098502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Bibliotherapy for People in Quandaries.
Mullins, J. B.
Bibliotherapy, a therapy using the reading of literature as well as the act of creative writing, should be considered as a therapeutic technique in its own right, not just as an alternative to other therapies. It may help any age or ability level, including those who are blocked in more self-searching therapy, and it may also contribute to a more general understanding by society of people who have been neglected or misunderstood. The use of literature about people who are deviant by virtue of physical or behavioral problems may be beneficial to parents, teachers, and therapists, while the technique of personalized creative writing can provide special meaning to exceptional people themselves and should be encouraged. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 30-September 3, 1974)