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Biblio/Poetry Therapy

Full Title: Biblio/Poetry Therapy - The Interactive Process: A Handbook

Author: Arleen McCarty Hynes & Mary Hynes-Berry

with new Introduction by Peggy Osna Heller, PhD., MSW, PTR-MM/S

Third Edition updated and revised by Joy Ronlier Sawyer, MA, LPC, PTR-M/S

Reviews:

"Biblio/Poetry Therapy—The Interactive Process: A Handbook was first published in 1986. Now in its third printing, this is a classic text for those studying bibliotherapy:  the use of literature in all its forms to promote mental health.  The Hynes and Hynes-Berry four-stage bibliotherapy model is used by therapists, clinicians, educators, poets, and spiritual directors around the world.

Arleen Hynes, O.S.B. (1916-2006), established the first comprehensive hospital-based training for biblio/poetry therapy at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC. Her daughter, Dr. Mary Hynes-Berry, uses her lifelong interest in the power of stories as a teaching/learning tool in her work as a faculty member at the Chicago-based Erikson Institute, A Graduate School in Child Development." 


“The only indispensible textbook for learning the art and practice of bibliotherapy/poetry therapy.”                           

 —Kenneth P. Gorelick, MD, PTR,

                                                                                                                         Past president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy

“The most comprehensive textbook available in the field of biblio/poetry therapy today.”

- Sherry Reiter, PhD, LCSW, BCT, PTR-MM/S 

Author, Writing Away the Demons; Director, ­Creative “Righting” ­Center, Brooklyn, NY. 

                                    Past president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy and the National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy
 
“In this new edition with updated resources, Hynes and Hynes-Berry's classic text is made current for a new generation.  A must-read for anyone who uses literature and writing as a tool for growth and healing.” 

—Kathleen Adams MA, LPC, PTR-MM/S  

Author, Journal to the Self; Director, Center for Journal Therapy, Denver, CO. 

          Past president of the National ­Association for Poetry Therapy and co-president of the National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy   

“The authors present us with a knowledgeable, comprehensive, and clearly written statement of a challenging discipline. This work is a must for undergraduate and graduate courses, practitioners, and interested lay persons.”                       

—Arthur Lerner, PhD, PTR,

                                                                                                                         Past president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy

“Arleen Hynes and Mary Hynes-Berry encompass both artistry and strategy in their practical guide to the discipline of biblio/poetry therapy. For writers, educators, therapists and others seeking academic training in the healing application of literature, this is the definitive text."

—Peggy Osna Heller, PhD, MSW, PTR-MM/S 

Author, Word Arts Collage; Co-director, Wordsworth Center, Potomac, MD; 

Past president of the National ­Association for Poetry Therapy and the National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy 

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