Bibliotherapy (also referred to as book therapy, poetry therapy or therapeutic storytelling) is a creative arts therapies modality that involves storytelling or the reading of specific texts with the purpose of healing. It 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. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. A 3 year follow up study has suggested that the results are long-lasting.
This article needs attention from an expert in Psychology. The specific problem is: Bibliotherapy is a form of psychotherapy. Libraries in hospitals for sick patients, and "therapeutic storytelling" are not bibliotherapy. (May 2019)