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ERIC Number: ED108093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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"Great" Literature as a Teaching Tool in the Education of Mental Health Professionals.
Gorelick, Kenneth
According to Dr. Gorelick, "fictional literature has unique assets that live clinical experience lacks," thus setting the tone for his paper. Literature serves many purposes; a form of communication; a tool for making the reader understand her/his subjectivity; and most importantly for the mental health situations, "it (literature) represents the completed working out of a set of problems in a human life." The best type of therapy for the patient is one where the whole person concept is utilized, therefore making literature a very important tool exposing characters who deal with "growth stress, change, challenge and confrontation." Dr. Gorelick goes on to explain several methods of utilizing literature to aid in group therapy situations for problem-solving and the utilization of the whole person concepts. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (Washington, D.C., November, 1974); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document