This handbook is designed to teach professionals and laypersons how to use the whole spectrum of literature to promote greater self-knowledge, to renew the spirit, and to aid in the healing process. It offer insights for using bibliotherapy to promote the healthy growth and development of children.
Introduction: A Reader's Guide Part 1: Basic Understandings 1. Interactive Bibliotherapy: A Definition 2. The Goals of Bibliotherapy 3. The Bibliotherapeutic Process Part 2: Literature: The Tool of Bibliotherapy 4. Criteria for Choosing Bibliotherapeutic Materials 5. Strategic Choice of Bibliotherapeutic Materials 6. Resources and the Management of Bibliotherapeutic Materials Part 3: The Bibliotherapist 7. Personal Traits of the Bibliotherapist 8. The Bibliotherapist's Responsibilities 9. Strategies for Facilitating a Bibliotherapy Session 10. Facilitating Creative Writing Part 4: The Participant 11. Analyzing the Role of the Participant 12. Dynamics of the Group in Bibliotherapy