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ERIC Number: EJ1179288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Is Poetry Therapy an Appropriate Intervention for Clients Recovering from Anorexia? A Critical Review of the Literature and Client Report
Ramsey-Wade, Christine E.; Devine, Ellen
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n3 p282-292 2018
Poetry therapy is an arts-based psychotherapeutic intervention, often delivered in groups. This paper argues that the process and benefits of poetry therapy may be particularly suited to clients recovering from anorexia, as an adjunct to other treatments. Poetry therapy and its history are described briefly, and the relevance of poetry therapy for clients recovering from anorexia is outlined. After one client contributes her experience of this treatment for illustration, the paper offers a review of the evidence base for poetry therapy for eating disorders, and argues that, while research is limited, further research is warranted. Finally, a description of one form of clinical application is offered, to enable replication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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