What is Bibliotherapy?

Bibliotherapy, in a variety of its clinical and non-clinical applications, has been widely acknowledged as an effective way of applying literature in everyday life. Research shows that bibliotherapy-based interventions in the form of individual consultations, with a therapist or shared reading groups facilitated by librarians, educators, social workers, or others, have great potential for addressing a broad range of health issues – from mental health problems to dealing with chronic or terminal illnesses to coping with grief, loneliness, poverty and relocation

McKnight (2014) provides a comprehensive review of the history and evolution of bibliotherapy understandings and practices 

The following is a bibliography of general literature on how bibliotherapy has been defined throughout the years, click here