Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy that uses an individual’s relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy. The basic concept behind bibliotherapy is that reading and writing are healing experiences. We have found it to also be affective in addiction treatment.


Suggested Reading List:

Author: John Bradshaw

  1. “Healing the Shame That Binds You”
  2. “On the Family”

Author: Charles Whitfield

  1. “Healing the Child Within”
  2. “Codependency, Healing the Human Condition”
  3. “Boundaries: Honoring, Knowing and Protecting the Self”

Author: Melodie Beattie

  1. “Codependent No More”
  2. “Beyond Codependency”
  3. “The Language of Letting Go”

Author: Rick Hawkes

  1. “Hold on to Hope”

Author: Colleen Harrison

  1. “He Did Deliver Me From Bondage”

Author: Unknown, Alanon Literature

  1. “Courage to Change”

Author: Tad Callister

  1. “The Infinite Atonement”

Author: Edited by Anne L. Horton, B. Kent Harrison and Barry L. Johnson

  1. “Confronting Abuse” (This title is unfortunately out of print. Check your local library or for used copies.)