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Boken och samtalet: En kvalitativ studie av inställningar till biblioterapi
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Book and the Conversation : A Qualitative Study of Opinions on Bibliotherapy (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this two-year master´s thesis is to examine the opinion on bibliotherapy in Sweden of some potential bibliotherapists. Eight qualitative interviews were made with informants with different occupational backgrounds. Questions asked were: Who can consider working with bibliotherapy and in what way? Which requirements are needed? Which are the benefits from bibliotherapy, according to the informants? What could be the task of the library and the librarians? Theories used were narratology, conversational therapy and the bibliotherapeutic process.

The study shows that all of the informants consider the bibliotherapeutic conversation to be important. Those who may consider working with interactive bibliotherapy, are mainly those with a background in social work. Most of them wish to cooperate with medical staff or adequate organization. All of the librarians consider themselves to have enough knowledge to be able to find adequate bibliotherapeutic material. What the informants require if they were to work with bibliotherapy, are education, some personal traits, time and space. The task of the library and the librarian could be several, including personal development and problem solving among students, patients and library visitors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 62 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 567
Keyword [en]
Bibliotherapy, Poetry - Therapeutic Use, Conversation, Library and Information Science
Keyword [sv]
Biblioterapi, poesi, samtal, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175353Local ID: 567OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175353DiVA: diva2:531071
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-14 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2012-12-04Bibliographically approved

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