Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 19–21 | Cite as

Bibliotherapy: An Effective Principal and Supplementary Method of Healing, Correcting, and Administering Relief

  • Alexander Alekseychik
Brief Report


This article contains a summary of a bibliotherapy approach that has been used in the Vilnius Republic Psychiatric Hospital in the Soviet Union for over two decades. Prescribed reading of fiction and nonfiction is used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. General and specific healing factors are utilized.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Alekseychik
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  1. 1.Vilnius State Psychoneurological HospitalVilnius, LithuaniaUSSR

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