Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 49–52 | Cite as

The Meaning of Poetry Therapy as Art and Science: Its Essence, Religious Quality, and Spiritual Values

  • Hirsch Lazaar Silverman


Poetry therapy is examined as a healing force for the individual With an emphasis on spiritual and religious values, poetry therapy is discussed as a conduit to draw out inner emotions and feelings of spirit. Personal growth and the development of a values system can be enhanced through poetry therapy.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirsch Lazaar Silverman
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  1. 1.Clinical PsychologistWest OrangeUSA

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