Bibliotherapy: A Review and Analysis of the Literature
- Ronald S. Lenkowsky, EdD
Bibliotherapy, the use of reading to produce affective change and to promote personality growth and development, is examined through a comprehensive analysis of the literature. A conceptual framework with which to review the available data is suggested. This framework looks at bibliotherapy in four ways: as self-actualization therapy, a strategy for attitudinal change, a method for self-concept improvement, and an instructional/didactic tool.