Dear colleagues, we have prepared this website to support your professional self-study and professional growth in the field of bibliotherapy. You will find here teaching texts and next supportive documents for bibliotherapy: examples of good practice, proven and recommended procedures, professional recommendations, professional reviews of recommended literary works, professional and theoretical scientific works and research results. Through the site the possibility of on-line and personal consultations is made available to support your personal and professional growth as well as professional education related to bibliotherapy topics.

We wish you a pleasant self-study and believe that you will find enriching professional information and inspiration here. We are also looking forward to your possible author contributions, in which you will share your own experiences from bibliotherapy work, feedback on how you worked with this site and ideas for its further development. Thank you in advance!

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About bibliotherapy

In the most professional texts, in connection with the definition of bibliotherapy, we usually encounter the basic information that the word bibliotherapy is composed of two words of Greek origin: “biblion” = book and “therapeia” = treatment. Based on the etymology, we could define bibliotherapy simply as book treatment. However, the content of this term has gradually changed since 1916, when the term first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, and the original expression, which can be considered more of a narrower definition, is already outdated today. In the literature, we find various broader or narrower definitions of bibliotherapy, which is caused by different points of view and the involvement of several professions – be it doctors, psychologists, educators, nurses, librarians, theologians, educational or social workers.
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Recommended professional and scientific literature

BETTELHEIM, Bruno. 1975, 1976. Za tajemstvím pohádek. [Behind the secret of fairy tales.] (Translated into Czech by Lucie Lucká 2000, 2016). Prague: Portal, 2017. 416 p. ISBN 9788026211723

ESTÉS, Clarissa Pincola. 1992, 1995. Ženy, které běhaly s vlky. [Women who ran with the wolves]. (Translated into Czech by Hana Halamová-Catalano). Hodkovičky: Pragma, 2018. 442 p. ISBN 80-7205-648-4

FRANZ, Marie Louise von. 1986. Psychologický výklad pohádek. [Psychological interpretation of fairy tales.] (Translated into Czech by Kristina and Jan Černí 1998, 2011) Prague: Portál, 2015. 184 p. ISBN 978-80-262-0863-1
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Content and imprint Supportive documents for professionals with therapeutic education and students preparing for helping professions providing. Teaching texts. (c) PRO SKIZP – Association to support the development of the Slovak Chamber of Clinical Physicists, Laboratory Diagnosticians, Language Speech Therapists and Therapeutic Pedagogues, cs. Bratislava, 2023. ISBN 978-80-974667-0-1