Bibliotherapy as a Tool of Education in Classroom


  • Namika Gumber Student, Master of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences with majors in Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences Education and Research, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India



Bibliotherapy, Children, Classroom, Psycho-Education, SEL, School Counselors


Books are the richest source of knowledge to get information and learn about looking from a third perspective at the bigger picture. They assist in our growth and help build our imaginative and creative bent of mind. Bibliotherapy as creative arts modality of therapy is not just something that can be used only in the clinical settings but also in what we loosely characterize as a general and daily place of work like a classroom and school. The current review paper aims to highlight vital aspects of how bibliotherapy can be used in classrooms, especially on children and young adults as a part of our general curriculum, to help build and transform the upcoming generations as mentally healthy beings. The magnitude of impact that bibliotherapy can have on young minds to educate them more on inclusivity of different communities, learning about cultures, enhancing the social-emotional learning, and in severe cases, the use of bibliotherapy can help them identify with difficulties they face and build empathy and a sense of normalizing. Throughout, we uncover shreds of evidence of how books help kids to connect better not just with the outer world but with themselves as well. Lastly, the current review brings out further suggestions to study that can be done and how concepts like bullying, sex education, and gender identification & roles can be taught better with the help of books and teach also inclusivity to kids at a young age and broaden their horizons.


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How to Cite

Namika Gumber. (2022). Bibliotherapy as a Tool of Education in Classroom. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2).