N.22 - The Ordering Function of Thought in Folktales

Back to “Cinderella”: fairytales in the Bibliotherapeutic Dialogue

Abstract

Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic method in the field of Art therapy, which suggests focusing the therapeutic dialogue on a literary text, either written or read. This text functions within the therapeutic dialogue as a “third voice”, in addition to the voices of the patient and the therapist, and takes part in the dialogue as an autonomous interlocutor. The idea of such a “third voice” is based on the assumption that a literary text has therapeutic qualities of its own, which can be applied in therapeutic processes and can contribute to their progress.

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