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Bibliotherapy: reading for wellbeing in older age

Bibliotherapy is the ancient practice of reading for therapeutic effect. Today, bibliotherapy is used across multiple clinical and non-clinical disciplines including reading in older age.

Learn more about the therapeutic use of literature, including poetry, short stories, book excerpts, and non-fiction in group settings. The Webinar will address providing a curated experience for group members that addresses topics of interest, aspects of wellbeing and engenders feelings of hope, connection and a sense of belonging.

Outline / Objectives:

1. Participants will develop a basic understanding of the impact literature has for wellbeing

in older age.

2. By the end of the Webinar, the participants will have a general understanding of:

  • The development of bibliotherapy; that is, the practice of reading for therapeutic effect.
  • How bibliotherapy works in a group setting.
  • Working with literature with older group members.
  • A taster of suitable texts to use in delivering bibliotherapy for older people.

Target Audience: DTs, Leisure / Lifestyle staff, PAG Coordinators, Day Centre Managers / Staff, Managers, Nurses & other interested Health Professionals/staff working in Aged Care Services.

Your registration fee includes: Pre-reading material, Comprehensive Webinar Notes, Post event resources, Certificate of Attendance

For more information, contact Aged and Health Care Education.


8:30am - 11:30am,
Wednesday 22 February 2023


Aged and Health Care Education

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