bibliotherapy
noun Date: 1919 the use of reading materials for help in solving personal problems or for psychiatric therapy; also the reading materials so used

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bibliotherapy — is an expressive therapy that uses an individual s relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy.HistoryBibliotherapy is an old concept in library science …   Wikipedia

  • bibliotherapy — n. A form of therapy or self help that uses books as therapeutic tools. Example Citation: Bibliotherapy the word jumps off the copyright page of Once in a House on Fire. The Library of Congress, in its wisdom, has coined a category that includes… …   New words

  • bibliotherapy — bibliotherapeutic /bib lee oh ther euh pyooh tik/, adj. bibliotherapist, n. /bib lee oh ther euh pee/, n. Psychiatry. the use of reading as an ameliorative adjunct to therapy. [1915 20; BIBLIO + THERAPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • bibliotherapy — noun An expressive therapy based on an individuals relationship to the content of books, poetry, etc …   Wiktionary

  • bibliotherapy — bib·lio·ther·a·py ther ə pē n, pl pies the use of selected reading materials as therapeutic adjuvants in medicine and in psychiatry also guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading bib·lio·ther·a·peu·tic ther ə pyüt ik… …   Medical dictionary

  • bibliotherapy — n. use of reading as a therapeutic treatment method …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bibliotherapy — bib•li•o•ther•a•py [[t]ˌbɪb li oʊˈθɛr ə pi[/t]] n. pst the use of books and other reading materials as an enhancing adjunct to therapy • Etymology: 1915–20 bib li•o•ther a•peu′tic ˈpyu tɪk adj. bib li•o•ther′a•pist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • bibliotherapy — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Библиотерапия (bibliotherapy) — Термин Б. является производным от двух греческих слов biblion (книга) и therapeia (лечение) и используется для обозначения формы поддерживающей психотер. В настоящее время под Б. понимается применение всех литературных жанров в терапевтическом… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • Sadie Peterson Delaney — (1889 1958) was the chief librarian of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama, for 34 years. She is well known as a pioneer for her work with bibliotherapy. TOC Biography Sadie Peterson Delaney was born February 26, 1889, in… …   Wikipedia

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