Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 3–15 | Cite as

Interactive Bibliotherapy: An Effective Method for Healing and Empowering Emotionally-Abused Women

  • Barbara C. Palmer
  • Derrik L. Biller
  • Regan E. Rancourt
  • Karen A. Teets


This study examined the therapeutic use of interactive bibliotherapy as a catalyst for healing and empowering an emotionally-abused woman. A case history was taken with an adult female who was an outpatient at a psychiatric center Insights from her counseling sessions and the related dialogue journals are presented and discussed. Implications for practice are also included in the article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara C. Palmer
    • 1
  • Derrik L. Biller
    • 2
  • Regan E. Rancourt
    • 3
  • Karen A. Teets
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Educational Theory and PracticeThe Florida State University Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Child SciencesThe Florida State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Educational Theory and PracticeThe Florida State UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Reading and Language ArtsThe Florida State UniversityUSA

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