Association for Poetry Therapy - For the past 30 years, NAPT members
have forged a community of healers and lovers of words and language.
We are psychotherapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers,
and psychiatrists. 3/5
Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy - Incorporated in 1983, the
National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy sets standards of excellence
in the training and credentialing of practitioners in the field of
biblio/poetry therapy and authorizes qualified individuals to practice
as mentor/supervisors. We maintain and distribute a Guide to Training
Requirements, serve as a clearinghouse for questions about professional
training requirements and trainers, approve applications for both
training and credentials, and confer credentials on qualified trainees.
Therapy - Poetry Therapy has benefitted individuals of all different
backgrounds. It can be used with both developmental (healthy) and
clinical (institutionalised) populations of both genders, all races,
and all ages. A BBC Article. Not Rated
Therapy and Bibliotherapy - Are terms used synonymously to describe
the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing
and personal growth. The term "biblio" means books and,
by extension, literature. "Therapy" is derived from the
Greek word "therapeia" meaning "to serve or help medically."
Basically then, bibliotherapy is the use of literature to promote
mental health. 2/5
Scholarly Article on Poetry Therapy - Click