Bibliotherapy Defined

General Literature Bibliography

Anderson, S.M. (2014). Applied literature for healing, transformation and empowerment. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 3(6), 89-97. Retrieved from

Anstett, R.E., Poole, S.R. (1983). Bibliotherapy: An adjunct to care of patients with problems of living.  Journal of Family Practice,17(5), 845-848. Retrieved from

Brewster, L., Sen, B.A. and Cox, A.M. (2013). Mind the Gap: Do Librarians Understand Service User Perspectives on Bibliotherapy? Library Trends,61(3): 569-586. Retrieved from

Calhoun Jr, G. (1987). Enhancing self-perception through bibliotherapy. Adolescence, 22(88), 939-943.

Chamberlain, D., Heaps, D., Robert, I. (2008). Bibliotherapy and information prescriptions: a summary of the published evidence-base and recommendations from past and ongoing Books on Prescription projects. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15(1), 24-36. Retrieved from        

Cress-Ingebo, R. and Chrisagis, X. (1998). Try a good book bibliotherapy as spiritual care. Journal of Christian Nursing, 15(2), 14-17. Retrieved from

Davis, P., Billington,J. (2016). The Very Grief a Cure of the Disease. Changing English-Studies in Culture and Education,23(4),396-408. Retrieved from         

Detrixhe, J.J. (2010). Souls in jeopardy: Questions and innovations for bibliotherapy with fiction. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development,49(1), 58-72. Retrieved from         

Favazza, A.R. (1966). Bibliotherapy - a critique of literature. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 54(2),138-141. Retrieved from

Fincher, J.P. (1980). Bibliotherapy: Rx-literature. South Med J,73(2), 223-225. Retrieved from         

Forrest, M.E. (1998). Recent developments in reading therapy: a review of the literature. Health Libraries Review,15(3), 157-164. Retrieved from       

Forgan, J.W. (2002). Using bibliotherapy to teach problem solving. Intervention in School and Clinic,38(2), 75-82. Retrieved from         

Graham, M.A., Pehrsson, D.E. (2009). Bibliosupervision: A creative supervision technique. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health,4(4), 366-374. Retrieved from

Grahlmann, K., Linden, M. (2005). Bibliotherapy. Verhaltenstherapie, 15(2), 88-93.

Gray, E., Kiemle, G., Davis, P., Billington, J. (2016). Making sense of mental health difficulties through live reading: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of being in a Reader Group. Arts & Health,8(3), 248-261.        

Heath, M.A., Sheen, D., Leavy, Young, E., Money, Kristy, M. (2005). Bibliotherapy - A resource to facilitate emotional healing and growth. School Psychology International,26(5), 563-580. Retrieved from

Hodge, S.M., Robinson, J., Davis, P. (2007). Reading between the lines: The experiences of taking part in a community reading project. Medical Humanities,33(2),100-104. Retrieved from         

Howie, M. (1983). Bibliotherapy in social work. British Journal of Social Work, 13(1), 287-319.

Jack, S.J., Ronan, K.R. (2008). Bibliotherapy - Practice and research. School Psychology International,29(2),161-182. Retrieved from

Jacobs, N.N., Mosco, E. (2008). Bibliotherapy as an Adjunctive Treatment: Read all About it. Evidence-Based Adjunctive Treatments, 7-39. Retrieved from   

Johnson, W.B. (1997). Toward guidelines for the development, evaluation, and utilization of Christian self-help materials. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 25(3), 341-353.          

Justman, S. (2010). Bibliotherapy: Literature as Exploration reconsidered. Academic Questions 23(1), 125-135. Retrieved from

Lanza, M.L. (1996). Bibliotherapy and beyond. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 32(1), 12-14.          

Lanza, M.L. (1991). Literature: A vehicle for emotional connection between clinician and client. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 5(5), 313-318. Retrieved from 

Latchem, J.M.,  Greenhalgh, J. (2014). The role of reading on the health and well-being of people with neurological conditions: a systematic review. Aging & Mental Health, 18(6), 731-744. Retrieved from

Lenkowsky, R.S. (1987). Bibliotherapy: A review and analysis of the literature. The Journal of Special Education, 21(2), 123-132. Retrieved from           

Lindeman, B., Kling, M. (1968). Bibliotherapy: Definitions, uses and studies. Journal of School Psychology,7(2), 36-41. Retrieved from          

Longden, E., Davis, P., Billington, J., Lampropoulou, S., Farrington, G., Magee, F., Walsh, E., Corcoran, R. (2015). Shared Reading: assessing the intrinsic value of a literature-based health intervention. Medical Humanities,41(2), 113-120.          

Martensson, L., Andersson, C. (2015). Reading fiction during sick leave, a multidimensional occupation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy,22(1), 62-71. Retrieved from             

Maurer, B.T. (2010). Telling it slant: using poetry as a venue for healing. JAAPA,23(4), 69. Retrieved from

McCulliss, D. (2012). Bibliotherapy: Historical and research perspectives. Journal of Poetry Therapy,25(1), 23-38. Retrieved from

McDowell, D.J. (1971). Bibliotherapy in a patients' library. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association,59(3), 450-457. Retrieved from

McKinney, F. (1975). Explorations in bibliotherapy. Personal involvement in short stories and cases." Psychotherapy 12(1), 110-117. Retrieved from                   

McKnight, M. (2014). Information prescriptions, 1930-2013: an international history and comprehensive review. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 102(4), 271-280. Retrieved from

Neelon, F.A. (2009). Enjoying and enduring: groups reading aloud for wellbeing. The Lancet 373(9672),1339-1340. Retrieved from

Norcross, J.C. (2006). Integrating self-help into psychotherapy: 16 practical suggestions." Professional Psychology:Research and Practice, 37(6), 683-693. Retrieved from        

Noruzi, A. (2007). Webotherapy: reading web resources for problem solving. The Electronic Library, 25(6), 741-756. Retrieved from 

Pardeck, J.T. (1994). Using literature to help adolescents cope with problems. Adolescence, 29(114), 421-427. Retrieved from

Ouzts, D.T. (1991). The Emergence of Bibliotherapy as a Discipline. Reading Horizons, 31(3),199-206. Retrieved from