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Author: Sarah McNicol; Liz Brewster
Publisher: London : Facet Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The basic premise of bibliotherapy is that information, guidance and solace can be found through reading.

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah McNicol; Liz Brewster
ISBN: 9781783303427 1783303425 9781783303410 1783303417
OCLC Number: 1020280262
Notes: "The basic premise of bibliotherapy is that information, guidance and solace can be found through reading." - Introduction, page xiii.
Description: xvii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: History and theory of bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy: a critical history / Liz Brewster --
Theories of bibliotherapy / Sarah McNicol --
Bibliotherapy, illness narratives and narrative medicine / Liz Brewster --
Bibliotherapy and graphic medicine / Sarah McNicol --
Part 2: Bibliotherapy case studies --
Read to connect: reading to combat loneliness and promote resilience / Natalia Tukhareli --
Long-term impacts of bibliotherapy groups: reading and writing together / Fiona Bailey --
The benefits of shared reading groups for those at risk of homelessness / Susan McLaine and Elizabeth Mackenzie --
Developing a reading group service for an older adult functional psychiatric in-patient ward / David Chamberlain --
Bibliotherapy in Uruguay: a case study of the Mario Benedetti Library for patients dealing with substance abuse / Cristina Deberti Martins --
Adapting the Books on Prescription model for people living with dementia and their carers / Rosie May Walworth --
Engaging young people in bibliotherapy and reading for wellbeing / Rosie May Walworth --
Bibliotherapy read aloud groups with native and non-native speakers / Kate Gielgud --
Promoting student wellbeing through a student success collection / Elena Azadbakht and Tracy Englert.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah McNicol and Liz Brewster.


This book draws on the latest international practical and theoretical developments in bibliotherapy to explore how libraries can best support the health and wellbeing of their communities.  Read more...


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