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Biblio/Poetry Therapy with Different Target Groups

Author(s): Judit Béres
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Library and Information Science
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: bibliotherapy; poetry therapy; therapeutic reading; therapeutic writing; mental health; emotional wellbeing; person-centred approach
Summary/Abstract: This chapter aims to give a general overview of the theoretical and practical background of person-centred group biblio/poetry therapy, and introduces the ‘Pécs School’ (Hungary) which represents this field. The author summarizes some opportunities of biblio/poetry therapy offered to different target groups, facilitated by professionals trained in Pécs. This work is based on books and other text-like materials used as mental health tools to spark interactive and (self)reflective reading, writing, and discussion that promote personal growth, and improve positive outcomes for people of various gender and age groups in different social contexts, living with mental health and emotional wellbeing issues.

  • Page Range: 74-84
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English