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So Many Books, So Much Power to Help: Today, grief books for children

In counseling grad school, I had to take a course called Bibliotherapy. I was skeptical, high as I was on the electricity in the therapy room I was learning to inhabit – that’s where the action was, where change happens. I was sure of it. But I dutifully followed the reading list and got familiar with authors like Milton Erikson, Carl Rogers and Fritz Perls (am I dating myself here?). I didn’t become persuaded by the power of the written word to inspire and support change though until I was actually in practice. As usual, it was my clients who led me to insight, as they would rush into a session clutching a book that was actually helping. I am a pretty quick learner, and developed a method.

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