Saturday, January 14, 2006

Use bibliotherapy

You only have 50 minutes or so a week with the client, and are also limited by your own ability and memory.
Why not encourage clients to learn from books that they might find are helpfu

Suitable texts for bibliotherapy include


  • Bertrand Russell – The Conquest of Happiness
  • Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Alan de Botton – Consolations of Philosophy
  • Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Carlson Dont sweat the small stuff


I suggest all of these to clients, and have also written “readers companions” to each of these 5 texts to make them more accessible, foreground the more practical elements of each book and also raise critical questions. I